Greg Schiller called the gatherings “movie nights” but the city of Elgin, Ill., said they were unlawful and a zoning and public safety issue.
The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.
Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, Calif., shows how tough that could be.
Atlanta is filled with murals, but an ordinance regulating them prompted a federal lawsuit. It is a dispute of art and municipal zoning that turns on constitutional principles.