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Rethinking Conventional Zoning

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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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…

Comprehensive Plans

Comprehensive Plans

sense, and guides decision-making to choices that create a healthy, balanced community? One way is by doing a community self-assessment, a process that helps identify issues and build consensus. Developing the Comprehensive Plan — by…

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Building Your Planning Process From the Ground Up

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 generally allow…

Our Contributing Writers

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

Parking?” (Planning Commissioners Journal, Fall 2005) which discusses Shoup’s book. ↩ Editor’s Note: For more on the use of “pattern books,” see Amy Souza’s “Pattern Books: A Planning Tool” (Planning Commissioners Journal, Fall 2008). ↩…