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Does Houston Really Have Zoning — Just By Other Means?

Much is made about Houston’s lack of zoning. But Matthew Festa, a law professor from South Texas College of Law, argues Houston doesn’t really look that different from most other cities. We talk with Festa about whether a variety of land rules, regulations and restrictions are essentially zoning by other means.

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Much is made about Houston’s lack of zoning. But Matthew Festa, a law professor from South Texas College of Law, argues Houston doesn’t really look that different from most other cities.

We talk with Festa about whether a variety of land rules, regulations and restrictions are essentially zoning by other means.

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