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A better way to zone [electronic resource] : ten principles to create more liveable cities / Donald L. Elliott.

By: Elliott, Donald L, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xi, 239 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781610910552 (electronic bk.); 1610910559 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Zoning law -- United States | Land use -- Law and legislation -- United States | Baurecht | Bauleitplanung | Fl�achennutzung | Planungsrecht | USA | LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory PracticeGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Better way to zone.DDC classification: 346.7304/5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. A brief history of zoning : 'Euclidean' zoning ; Standard zoning and planning enabling acts ; Planned unit developments ; Performance zoning ; Form-based zoning ; The result: Euclidean hybrid zoning -- 2. Failed assumptions : A few general rules will do it ; Separate the uses ; Greenfield standards are better ; Variances will be rare ; Non-conformities will go away ; Zoning rules need to be static ; Zoning is a technical matter -- 3. Evolving land use drivers : The enormous market ; Tax limits ; Transportation systems ; Housing affordability ; NIMBYism -- 4. Governing well : Effectiveness ; Responsiveness ; Fairness ; Efficiency ; Understandability ; Predictable flexibility -- 5. The legal framework for change : Due process ; Regulatory 'takings' of property ; The First Amendment ; Equal protection ; Vested rights ; Vagueness ; Preemption by state and federal law -- 6. What have we learned? : Eight lessons ; Focusing on the process of zoning change -- 7. A better way to zone : More flexible uses ; The mixed-use middle ; Attainable housing ; Mature area standards ; Living with non-conformities ; Dynamic development standards ; Negotiated large developments ; Depoliticized final approvals ; Better webbing ; Scheduled maintenance ; What about the other good ideas -- 8. The way forward : Audit for specifics ; Prioritize for political will ; Draft for integration ; Illustrate how ; Adopt the possible.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-231) and index.

1. A brief history of zoning : 'Euclidean' zoning ; Standard zoning and planning enabling acts ; Planned unit developments ; Performance zoning ; Form-based zoning ; The result: Euclidean hybrid zoning -- 2. Failed assumptions : A few general rules will do it ; Separate the uses ; Greenfield standards are better ; Variances will be rare ; Non-conformities will go away ; Zoning rules need to be static ; Zoning is a technical matter -- 3. Evolving land use drivers : The enormous market ; Tax limits ; Transportation systems ; Housing affordability ; NIMBYism -- 4. Governing well : Effectiveness ; Responsiveness ; Fairness ; Efficiency ; Understandability ; Predictable flexibility -- 5. The legal framework for change : Due process ; Regulatory 'takings' of property ; The First Amendment ; Equal protection ; Vested rights ; Vagueness ; Preemption by state and federal law -- 6. What have we learned? : Eight lessons ; Focusing on the process of zoning change -- 7. A better way to zone : More flexible uses ; The mixed-use middle ; Attainable housing ; Mature area standards ; Living with non-conformities ; Dynamic development standards ; Negotiated large developments ; Depoliticized final approvals ; Better webbing ; Scheduled maintenance ; What about the other good ideas -- 8. The way forward : Audit for specifics ; Prioritize for political will ; Draft for integration ; Illustrate how ; Adopt the possible.

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