Content tagged "best practices for planning and zoning"

Modeling Downtown Parking Requirements With Planning Support Systems in Sheridan, Wyoming

 Sometimes the goal of preserving and enhancing a community’s historical downtown character isn’t compatible with a community’s minimum parking requirements...

Designing America’s Wildlife Highway: Montana’s U.S. Highway 93

Community Planning and Zoning Updated: November 22, 2013

Grant Jones, FASLA, Cory Parker, ASLA, Charlie Scott, ASLASpend some time in western Montana and you’ll see the bumper sticker: “Pray for me, I drive U.S....

Conservation Subdivision: Design Phase – Patch Size and Shape of Conserved Open Spaces

Community Planning and Zoning Updated: November 22, 2013

As urban communities grow, design and management strategies for new developments become critical factors that determine impacts on natural resources. How can...

Land Use in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Urban Sprawl and Smart Growth

Community Planning and Zoning Updated: August 13, 2013

As urban populations grow and more people want privacy and greenspace, development inevitably creeps beyond city limits into natural and agricultural areas,...

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cluster/Conservation Development

Community Planning and Zoning Updated: July 29, 2013

Over the past fifty years, residential development has spread across the Illinois landscape, quite rapidly in some areas. As urbanized areas have grown,...

Fostering Distinctive, Attractive Communities with a Strong Sense of Place

Community Planning and Zoning Updated: July 29, 2013

The Smart Growth Tenet: Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place that reflect the values, culture and vision of residents...

Compact Design

Community Planning and Zoning Updated: July 25, 2013

Compact building design allows communities to be designed in a way that preserves more open space and makes more efficient use of land and resources. By...

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