In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why. | Cool Green Science

” Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation. But could some zoning actually be detrimental to conservation goals?”

Yes, most definitely.  Setting restrictions that make it more difficult to undertake larger scale projects, whether residential or commercial,  lead to more sprawl as low density development chews up more land than high density projects.

These policies work against quality job creation by not promoting areas for cross pollination of ideas and higher housing costs.

http://blog.nature.org/science/2015/09/30/environmentalists-development-houses-zoning-urban-sprawl-suburbs-conservation/

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