Houston's Zoning Wasn't the Problem

September 5, 2017

With a few tweaks, the city’s relaxed land-use regulations might be an advantage during recovery and rebuilding.

Hurricane Harvey brought an estimated nine trillion gallons of water into the streets of Houston, bringing America’s fourth largest city to its knees. In the wake of the disaster, manyurbanists asked: To what extent did Houston’s unconventional approach to planning make the damage worse?

Nolan Gray is policy director of the Center for Market Urbanism and a second year MCRP student at the Bloustein School, Rutgers University.

September 4, 2017, CityLab

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