In "Celebration Chronicles," Andrew Ross explores the meaning of community and new urbanism in Disney's Celebration, FL. In a chapter near the end of the book, he talks about Duany and some of the interviews he had with him, and one of the things that I find interesting is that Duany said new urbanism is basically a Trojan Horse for getting the zoning codes changed in a community. I assume he means that when a new urbanist project is introduced to the community and is then presented to the zoning board, that in order to have the project approved, current zoning would have to be changed. For many communities, this could be a drastic change and could be a huge political obstacle in the feasibility of any new urbanist proposal. What I'm wondering is this: Does anyone out there have knowledge on how the process of attempting to change the zoning code to accomodate a new urbanist project works? How does one "sell" the new urbanist project to the community and then convince them to revise the zoning code? It seems like some one in the comminuty would know what game was being played and would understand the stakes invloved in changing the zoning code. And as new zoning codes emerge from the changes induced by a new urbanist proposal, are they filled with restrictions and covenants similar to ones in condo communities and other tenants/owners associations?