Transportation and Urban Geography

Cities and Suburbs

Who decides where houses can be built

Almost all American city governments have a department that is responsible for planning the layout of the city. The planning department for each city enforces and delineates zoning, which regulates the location of homes, businesses, factories, and even nuclear power plants.


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