With a few changes to zoning, Berkeley's suburban landscapes can be adapted into cute villages, bringing neighbors together.
By removing minimum lot size requirements, tiny homes can be sold separate from the main house. This provides a much needed entry-level option for homeownership, and also offers homeowners a way to cash out part of their equity, while retaining full ownership of their house.
Similarly, by allowing the sale and combining of side yards, townhouses can be added between existing homes. It only takes a 12' wide piece of land to build a townhouse.