"What is Zoning?" Toolkit
This is a good example of:"Plan in a Box" tools for community led planning and learning exercises to expand civic engagement
This workshop toolkit includes a set of activities that teach concepts of density, bulk, Floor Area Ratio, land use, and how proposed land use decisions can affect neighborhoods.
Inside the actual toolbox are infrastructure tiles, a two-sided gameboard, and hundreds of colorful plastic blocks that stack up to break down the basics of zoning. Guidebooks use simple diagrams to explain how zoning works, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to lead your own workshops. The toolkit’s modules can be used to configure a workshop focused on your group’s specific organizing goals.
Toolkits are available at the subsidized price of $100 for community-based groups. CUP also has consultants on hand to conduct workshops. Refills and extra supplies are also available.