The effect of local zoning on our lives usually goes unnoticed despite its profound influence on human behavior. Zoning controls where we live and work, how we get from point A to point B, and what sort of homes we live in. This article provides examples of successful transit-oriented development projects at the local level as well as how state and federal government can contribute to the clustering effort via financing and research programs as well as providing appropriate infrastructure.
John R. Nolon, Clustered Zoning Approaches Reduce Congestion, N.Y. L.J., Aug. 15, 2007, at 5, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/670/.