Nolan Gray: How Zoning Broke the City and How to Fix It

Across North America, cities are facing severe housing shortages, racial and economic segregation, and more car-dependent development. Many planners, activists, and elected officials across the continent have realized that a key answer to these common problems revolves around one flawed policy: zoning.

Join us for a conversation with city planner Nolan Gray about his new book Arbitrary Lines, where he argues that reforming zoning rules is necessary for building more affordable, vibrant, equitable, and sustainable cities.

He will appear in conversation with journalist Frances Bula, who specializes in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region, which she’s covered since 1994.

Capacity is Limited - Reserve your Seat


This event is presented by Abundant Housing Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library, and Happy Cities.

March 15, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vancouver Public Library
350 W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
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