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A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2325404
  • Book
  • September 2008
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Written by pioneering attorneys in the emerging fields of urbanism and green building, A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects offers you practical solutions for legal issues you may face in planning, zoning, developing, and operating such communities. Find information on legal issues related to urban form, legal mechanisms and ways to incorporate good urban design into local land regulation, overcoming impediments to sound urban design practice, and state and Federal issues related to the legal issues of urban design and planning.

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Foreword, Andrés Duany vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

CHAPTER 1 TO SUBURBIA AND BACK: HOW URBANIST LAW IS DIFFERENT 1
Dan Slone, Doris Goldstein, and Andy Gowder

CHAPTER 2 SUSTAINABLE URBANISM 29
Dan Slone

Case Study: The Navy Yard at Noisette 47

CHAPTER 3 TWEAKING THE SYSTEM: GETTING PROJECTS BUILT AND CODES CHANGED WITHIN THE EXISTING ZONING FRAMEWORK 63
Chris Brewster, Matt Lawlor, Brian Ohm, and Mark White

CHAPTER 4 CHANGING THE RULES: NEW APPROACHES TO ZONING 89
Brian Ohm and Mark White

Form-Based Codes, Bob Sitkowski and Bill Spikowski 111

The Smart Code, Chad Emerson 128

CHAPTER 5 FIEFDOMS AND FIRE TRUCKS: OVERCOMING IMPEDIMENTS IN THE SUBDIVISION, PLAT-REVIEW, AND SITE-PLAN PROCESSES 149
Dan Slone

CHAPTER 6 RETOOLING THE COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITY 179
Doris S. Goldstein

Case Study: Seaside, Florida 218

CHAPTER 7 SPECIAL BUILDING TYPES 227
Doris S. Goldstein

CHAPTER 8 LITIGATION 255
Andy Gowder

Case Study: The Fight for Entitlements: I ’ On, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 275

CHAPTER 9 FEDERAL POLICY, INITIATIVES, AND ALLIANCES 289
Chris Brewster and Matt Lawlor

CHAPTER 10 STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE 313
Dan Slone

APPENDIX: AN APPROACH TO GREENING PROJECTS OR MUNICIPALITIES 333

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESOURCES 338

INDEX 346

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Daniel K. Slone
Doris S. Goldstein
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