Yonah Freemark

Yonah is a project manager at the Metropolitan Planning Council where he currently focuses on policies to promote equitable transit-oriented development and transportation investment. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from Yale and later received masters' degrees in city planning (MCP) and transportation (MST) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The North Carolina native currently lives in Chicago.
For most people, zoning requirements have little to no effect on everyday life. Indeed, zoning—which is defined by municipal governments and which regulates building features such as building size and allowed uses for new projects—is typically an issue that...