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The Complete Guide To Zoning

Author : Dwight Merriam
ISBN : 0071465243
Genre : Business & Economics
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The only consumer's guide to making sense of land-use laws and regulations Many property owners have no idea what their rights are when it comes to altering their properties, or protecting themselves from encroachment by developers and the misguided building and renovation plans of neighbors. Written by a leading national expert on land-use law, The Complete Guide to Zoning tells home owners, developers, and investors nationwide everything you need to know about getting approvals and protecting your property rights. In plain English, Dwight Merriam explains how to: Get fast approvals for building and renovation plans Obtain building permits and variances Fight development projects Use land-use laws to protect and increase property values Identify and work around laws that limit building and renovation plans Deal with environmental-protection laws

Understanding The Law Of Zoning And Land Use Controls

Author : Barlow Burke, Jr.
ISBN : 9780327185284
Genre : Law
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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise addresses zoning, land use, and environmental regulation in a national, jurisdiction-independent manner. Understanding the Law of Zoning and Land Use Controls is divided into the following six parts: Part 1: Fundamental Concepts: The Police Power, Takings, and Zoning Part 2: The Zoning Forms of Action Part 3: Economic Discrimination and Zoning Part 4: Wetlands and Beaches Part 5: Regulating the User, Not the Use Part 6: Halting an Owner's Further Regulation The book also includes a glossary of Land Use Terms.

A Better Way To Zone

Author : Donald L. Elliott
ISBN : 9781610910552
Genre : Architecture
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Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger cities need and want. In fact, Elliott thinks that zoning has become so complex that it is often dysfunctional and in desperate need of an overhaul. A Better Way to Zone explains precisely what has gone wrong and how it can be fixed. A Better Way to Zone explores the constitutional and legal framework of zoning, its evolution over the course of the twentieth century, the reasons behind major reform efforts of the past, and the adverse impacts of most current city zoning systems. To unravel what has gone wrong, Elliott identifies several assumptions behind early zoning that no longer hold true, four new land use drivers that have emerged since zoning began, and basic elements of good urban governance that are violated by prevailing forms of zoning. With insight and clarity, Elliott then identifies ten sound principles for change that would avoid these mistakes, produce more livable cities, and make zoning simpler to understand and use. He also proposes five practical steps to get started on the road to zoning reform. While recent discussion of zoning has focused on how cities should look, A Better Way to Zone does not follow that trend. Although New Urbanist tools, form-based zoning, and the SmartCode are making headlines both within and outside the planning profession, Elliott believes that each has limitations as a general approach to big city zoning. While all three trends include innovations that the profession badly needs, they are sometimes misapplied to situations where they do not work well. In contrast, A Better Way to Zone provides a vision of the future of zoning that is not tied to a particular picture of how cities should look, but is instead based on how cities should operate.

Land Use In A Nutshell

Author : Robert R. Wright
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061113143
Genre : Business & Economics
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Judicial Controls; Waste; Nuisances; Defeasible Fees; Easements; Equitable Servitudes; Restrictive Covenants; Real Covenants; Inquiry Notice; Parol Representations; Standing; Enforcement; Termination; Modification; Waiver; Planning; Master Plan; Official Map; Regional Planning; Public Lands; New Towns; Planners; Takings; Damages; Section 1983; Flood Plains; Wetlands; Open Space; Growth Regulation; Environmental Controls; Exactions; Antitrust; Eminent Domain: Public Use; Just Compensation; Fair Market Value; Compensable Interests; Consequential Damages; Inverse Condemnation; Zoning: Enabling Acts, Spot Zoning, Amendments, Contract Zoning, Variances, Special Exceptions, Special or Conditional-Use Permits, Floating Zones, PUD, Cluster Zones, Buffer Zones, Judicial Review, Non-conforming Uses, Initiative, Referendum, Intergovernmental Conflicts; Exclusionary Zoning: Single-Family, Large Lots, Building Sizes, Use Exclusion, Housing Exclusion; Inclusionary Zoning; Aesthetics; Historic Districts; Landmarks; TDR; Natural Resources; NEPA; Pollution; Hazardous Wastes; Endangered Species; Taxation; Airspace; Energy.

Land In Conflict

Author : Sean Nolon
ISBN : 1558442464
Genre : Political Science
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With years of professional experience and more than a decade of research sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the authors, all associated with the Consensus Building Institute, have found that the mutual gains approach is a better way to manage the most challenging land use disputes. This approach is guided by core principles, follows a set of clear action steps, and is useful at different stages of land use decision making. It is different from, though not incompatible with, the required land use procedures. It is not a single process or technique; it draws from the fields of negotiation, consensus building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, public participation, and public administration. The result is a more public, collaborative process designed to tease out the range of interests and criteria, compare various alternatives, and determine which alternatives meet the most interests. Case studies from across the United States and Canada illustrate the principles and steps in the mutual gains approach.

Reinventing Development Regulations

Author : Jonathan Barnett
ISBN : 155844372X
Genre : Law
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"Advocates for reinventing land use development regulations within the context of the existing regulatory system. Chapters discuss how to relate development to the natural environment, manage climate change through development regulations, encourage walking by mixing land uses, preserve historic landmarks, create more affordable housing and promote environmental justice, establish community design principles, and safeguard private property interests"--

The Zoning Game Revisited

Author : Richard Felt Babcock
ISBN : 0899461999
Genre : Law
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Zoning 101 A Practical Introduction

Author : Carl J. Stephani
ISBN : 1479391158
Genre : Zoning
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Previously published by the National League of Cities, this book will enable you to put everything related to zoning in context. As stated in the book's Introduction by renown Land Use Attorney Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP, this book is "essential reading for every citizen who is interested in understanding this important aspect of the operation of their local government.... ZONING 101 will turn the novice into an expert, and reinforce an expert's understanding of ... the seven basic elements that form the center of the universe for all zoning ordinances." The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities finds it "written in a concise, easy-to-read style, the primer introduces and explains the basic philosophy, and administration of modern zoning ordinances. The book is designed to be accessible and informative for busy local elected officials, and will be a handy reference tool for staff professionals, especially in smaller communities with limited personnel and resources for planning and zoning. The book features a section on "the seven basic elements of zoning," and a glossary. Other focuses include application processing, planned unit developments, overlay zones, subdivisions, performance zoning, and enforcement procedures. There also are practical tips on how to tackle difficult zoning situations and ways to involve the public in a positive manner on zoning issues." The authors also wrote a companion book entitled "Planning Cities 101: A Practical Introduction," as well as a guide published by the International City/County Management Association entitled "Establishing Effective Citizens Advisory Committees," and a book entitled THE NEW CITY MANAGER - A STUDY IN GOVERNMENT ETHICS.

Land Use And Society Revised Edition

Author : Rutherford H. Platt
ISBN : 9781559636858
Genre : Architecture
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Land Use and Society is a unique and compelling exploration of interactions among law, geography, history, and culture and their joint influence on the evolution of land use and urban form in the United States. Originally published in 1996, this completely revised, expanded, and updated edition retains the strengths of the earlier version while introducing a host of new topics and insights on the twenty-first century metropolis. This new edition of Land Use and Society devotes greater attention to urban land use and related social issues with two new chapters tracing American city and metropolitan change over the twentieth century. More emphasis is given to social justice and the environmental movement and their respective roles in shaping land use and policy in recent decades. This edition of Land Use and Society by Rutherford H. Platt is updated to reflect the 2000 Census, the most recent Supreme Court decisions, and various topics of current interest such as affordable housing, protecting urban water supplies, urban biodiversity, and "ecological cities." It also includes an updated conclusion that summarizes some positive and negative outcomes of urban land policies to date.

Zoning Rules

Author : William A. Fischel
ISBN : 155844288X
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