I am new to this forum and am loving it so far. I have two questions which I have an idea on how to answer but would appreciate some input on.
1. How can a city balance goals for encouraging economic development and goals for neighborhood conservation?
I have a good understanding of how to pursue each of the two goals but am having trouble on how to balance them from a city's perspective. I think they are usually tied together and that economic development should lead the way because revenue would better allow a city to pursue its goals. Any other thoughts or ideas?
2. What role does the municipal zoning ordinance play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
With zoning, a city can decide which uses are allowed in what areas. Thus a city could restrict or disapprove of uses which would create said emissions. Of course, increasing the number of mixed use zones would also help in allowing people to live, work, and shop in a smaller area, and essentially reducing automobile usage.
How do these sound so far? Any input shared would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help!