affordable housing, zoning and Japan a factual correction
From: Liz Ryan Cole (
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2020 05:06:08 -0800 (PST)
following this thread on affordable housing I see a comment that implies there 
is no zoning in Japan.

In fact Japan does have zoning. It is different, but it is definitely zoning.  
Here is one brief discussion (which can also lead you to more information if 
this piques your interest) 

Liz Ryan Cole
Pinnacle Cohousing 
Lyme, NH

> On Feb 6, 2020, at 12:52 AM, Brian Bartholomew via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l 
> [at]> wrote:
> ...p.
>> On another list a city planner just mentioned Japan as a place where
>> housing costs have not spiraled out of control. The reason is that
>> they have no zoning. People build the housing they need on land they
>> can find. Probably tearing down and rebuilding.

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