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Diagnosing Your Community Before You Plan

For more on visual preference surveys, see “Understanding & Making Use of People’s Visual Preferences,” by Anton C. Nelessen & James Constantine (Planning Commissioners Journal, March/April 1993). ↩ These state statutes and related case law…

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Rethinking Conventional Zoning

By-right uses are those that normally can go anywhere without bothering anyone, such as single-family residential and small-scale home occupations. These uses might require a permit only in areas reserved for large-scale commercial or industrial…

Comprehensive Plans

Comprehensive Plans

Jim Segedy, FAICP, and Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP What’s the recipe for successful implementation of your community’s plan? That’s the focus of this installment of the Segedys’ series on preparing the comprehensive plan. Are We There…

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Our Contributing Writers

Visual Preferences,” by Anton C. Nelessen & James Constantine (Planning Commissioners Journal, March/April 1993). ↩ These state statutes and related case law generally allow the use of form-based codes, but sometimes there are legal nuances…

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Overlay Zoning to Protect Surface Waters

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 responsible…