December 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm America/New York Timezone

While mid-century cars and clothing are cool, would you be surprised to know that the zoning in most communities is from the same era? Did you know that local solutions to housing affordability, community revitalization, climate change, and social justice are often stymied by policy decisions made in the 1970s? A lot has changed since then, from infrastructure spending, to household composition, to consumer preferences – but a lot of Vermont’s mid-century zoning bylaws aren’t keeping up with the times.

Many Vermonters are not getting the outcomes they urgently need because the cumbersome and costly process of overhauling a zoning bylaw is out of reach for most cities and towns. This training will help local leaders identify and select small-scale, incremental changes that can be made without having to overhaul all the zoning bylaws.

The training is built upon Enabling Better Places: Zoning for Great Neighborhoods, a how-to manual that promotes practical, small steps that Vermont’s cities, towns and villages can take to address widespread regulatory barriers that limit the choice of homes available to Vermont residents at prices people can afford. This guide stems from the Congress of the New Urbanism’s (CNU) Project for Code Reform, a strategic initiative to support cities and towns as they reform outdated zoning bylaws in favor of more walkable communities.

To register for this event, click here: https://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/CD/CPR/201208_Zoning4Neighborhoods_Training.pdf