The loss of natural light, views, increased wind and the canyon-like effect have become common criticisms of downtown development in Boston as well as in other urban centers across the USA. This paper reviews how several cities, particularly Boston, are proposing to protect the quantity and quality of natural light reaching the street through changes in their zoning regulations. Optimistically, such new laws could become the standard for a whole new generation of zoning ordinances for our cities. At minimum, they can improve the quality of pedestrian street life as well as provide more available light to buildings that may want to utilize daylighting as an energy conscious design strategy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Lighting Design and Application: LD and A|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering