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Rethinking Conventional Zoning

…even though the community would prefer to attract the smaller-scale, lower-impact development. … End of excerpt Joel S. Russell, Esq., is Executive Director of the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI), a national think tank and training…

Comprehensive Plans

Comprehensive Plans

…by Joel Russell Too frequently communities plunge into an exhaustive comprehensive planning process without first completing a much quicker “diagnostic study.” Joel Russell explores what’s involved in doing a diagnostic study, and how it can…

Our Contributing Writers

Our Contributing Writers

Use the drop down menu above or the links below to learn about our primary contributing writers — both in the Planning Commissioners Journal and on the PlannersWeb. Michael Chandler — Elaine Cogan — Greg Dale — Laurence Gerckens Beth Humstone — Ed McMahon — Della Rucker — The Segedys — Kennedy … Continued

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Overlay Zoning to Protect Surface Waters

…generation” of water quality regulation in the United States. The original regulatory thrust was the reduction of “point source” pollution, such as direct discharges from factories and sewage treatment plants into waterways. These discharges were…