Single-Family Zoning: History, Impact, & Change

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UPDATE September 24: The webinar recording is now available here!

Seattle for Everyone will host a webinar on WED, September 23, 2020 from 12-1 PM. This event is free & open to the public.

Register Here to reserve your spot!

Whether you are a housing expert or a concerned community member, we invite you to join us for a conversation to explore the local history, ongoing implications, and change mechanisms surrounding single-family zoning.


Alex Hudson, Executive Director, Transportation Choices Coalition


Rick Mohler, AIA, NCARB
Associate Professor, UW College of Built Environments

Donald King, FAIA/NOMA
Affiliate Professor, UW Department of Architecture
Principal Architect, Mimar Studio

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, WA State Representative, 34th District

What: Webinar, “Single-Family Zoning: History, Impact, & Change”

When: Wednesday, September 23rd from 12-1 PM

Where: Register Here or visit and look for the event announcement.

Topic: Our panel will share their insights about single-family zoning: what it is, what it does, and how we can respond to it.

Single-family zoning has gotten a lot of attention lately in the headlines. We see politicians, housing experts, and activists making, at times, wildly different claims about it. These people probably agree on one thing: zoning and land use codes fundamentally shape our cities and towns. Invisible as they may seem, these laws control the physical shape and locations of our homes. They have also deeply impacted communities in our neighborhoods.

Despite the truly profound implications of single-family zoning, it is not always well understood. How has it been an ongoing source of racial inequity, exclusion, and lack of affordability? Even if we have some clear answers, how does it eventually change?


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