nrschmid's discussion about the tools that planners have at their disposal to guide development reminded me of a discussion I had recently with one of my friends who is a Planner (not an LA).
What do you think?
Will conventional separation of uses based on land use (Zoning) always be with us?
Will it become hybridized beyond recognition with planned unit developments, annexation agreements, overlay districts and design guidelines?
Will it be replaced by form based codes like the SmartCode template created by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co. ?
Will it be something completely different?