Montgomery County, Maryland, homeowners’ protests against a zoning amendment that would relax regulations for auxiliary dwelling units mirror battles in Reno, Nevada; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and other cities across the country that are also reconsidering their zoning laws to make more affordable housing available. “The vision of suburbia that people have is just not sustainable anymore in terms of climate change, in terms of social and economic equity,” said Amanda Hurley, a journalist from Silver Spring. Residents like Matt Quinn disagree. “We’re paying our taxes, we’re keeping our yards clean, our children are going to school. Why is it that we need to change here?” he asks.