Ozzie and Harriet Don't Live Here Anymore

Zoning Practice — February 2007

By Dwight Merriam, FAICP

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This article explores how American households have changed in the last several decades and offers suggestions for planners looking to bring definitions of "family" and standards for single-family dwellings into alignment with contemporary practice and federal fair housing laws.


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Page Count
8
Date Published
Feb. 1, 2007
Format
Adobe PDF
Publisher
American Planning Association

About the Author

Dwight Merriam, FAICP
Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP, a lawyer and land use planner, is a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a Fellow and Past President and of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and Past Chair of the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law. He has published over 200 articles and 13 books, including co-editing the treatise Rathkopf’s The Law of Zoning and Planning. UMass BA (cum laude), UNC MRP, and Yale JD.