Should Cities Have Zoning For Drones?

Should Cities Have Zoning For Drones?

The FAA’s rules about commercial drones have so far been ham-fisted: ban, except in special cases. But what would a world where we live, play, and work next to drones look like? What would city zoning for drones look like?

For that, we might take a look at a recent post by Mitchell Sipus, an urban designer who’s worked in Kabul and Mogadishu. Sipus was exploring how drones—or UAVs for the more precise among you—might be a research tool for urban planning, when he lost his UAV on the top of a locked building. A quip on Twitter inspired him to think about drone-free zones to avoid this exact situation.

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