States and their local governments have practical tools to help combat urban sprawl, protect farmland, promote affordable housing, and encourage redevelopment. They appear in the American Planning Association's Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook: Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change. The Guidebook and its accompanying User Manual are the culmination of APA's seven-year Growing Smart project, an effort to draft the next generation of model planning and zoning legislation for the United States.
The Guidebook is also pertinent to those who are affected by planning decisions and who have an interest in how the statutes are revised, including:
Real estate and design professionals
Smart growth and affordable housing advocates
Highway and transit specialists
Table of Contents
Volume 1 - Chapters 1 to 7: Initiating Planning Statute Reform, Purposes and Grant of Power, Defintions, State Planning, State Land-Use Control, Regional Planning, Local Planning. Volume 2- Chapters 8 to 15, Local land Development Planning, Special and Environmental Land Development regulations and Land-Use Incentives, Administrative and Judical Review of Land-Use Decisions, Enforecment of Land Development Regulations, Integrating State Environmental Policy Acts with Local Planning, Finnacing Required Planning, Tax Equity Devices and Tax Relief Programs, State-Level Geographic Information Systems and Public Records of Plans Land Development Regulations and Development Permits. Volume 3 - Part 1 Preface, Introduction and Initiating Planning Law Reform, Part 2 User Needs Checklists, Part 3 Synopisis, Part 4 Example Applications.
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