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Zoning/Planning - The Big Questions 


  • In which of the five major categories can Shared-Living exist?: Residential, Mixed residential-commercial, Commercial, industrial and spatial (e. g. power plants, sports complexes, airports, shopping malls etc.)

  • What land uses can be divided into residential, commercial and industrial areas or zones in respect to shared living.

  • Do existing zoning laws help us and provide improved mental health & wellness outcomes?

  • Are our existing zoning laws directly impacting loneness and a lack of human connection in urban environments?

  • NIMBY & Business Impacts: How do homeowners and business interests, the two key players in housing regulations play a part in Co-Living developments.

  • How does Co-Living work within urban rehabilitation or urban renewal?

  • Can Shared living fit into the Euclidean zoning, that represents a functionalist way of thinking that uses mechanistic principles to conceive of the city as a fixed machine. Or does it fit more effectively into the to the opposite view, that of a city continually evolving like an organism or living system, as first espoused by the German urbanist Hans Reichow.* From Wiki

  • How does Land planning affect co-living?  And where does it fit within it?

  • How does having No Zoning affect Co-Living?  Among large populated cities in the United States, Houston is unique in having no zoning ordinances.[20] Rather, land use is regulated by other means.  

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