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Topic - Land Use & Planning Archive

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Resources for Involving the Public in Land-Use Planning Decisions

Resources for Involving the Public in Land-Use Planning Decisions

Land-use planning can present difficult and divisive issues for communities. A local agency’s land-use planning decisions literally affect people where they live.

March 2012
Hayward Uses Murals to Fight Blight

Hayward Uses Murals to Fight Blight

Hayward’s Mural Art Program offers an outstanding example of a local effort that has helped reduce crime, build public-private partnerships, enhance community pride and save taxpayers’ money.

March 2012
Trailblazing a Sustainable Path

Trailblazing a Sustainable Path

A new era of transportation planning has dawned in California as metropolitan planning organizations throughout the state work to comply with Senate Bill 375.

March 2012
Cathedral City Takes a Smart Approach to Water

Cathedral City Takes a Smart Approach to Water

A grant program helps homeowners eliminate their thirsty landscaping and use a drought-tolerant xeriscape approach instead.

February 2012
Regional Partnerships Provide Leadership

Regional Partnerships Provide Leadership

Partnerships among public, private and nonprofit groups are nothing new, and examples abound. However, innovative partnerships that build capacity to address sustainability, energy efficiency, climate change and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are relatively new. Two examples illustrate the creativity and vibrancy of these efforts.

January 2012
Sustaining Your Sustainability Programs

Sustaining Your Sustainability Programs

Investing in sustainability leads to healthier communities and improved economic vitality while saving money, conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

November 2011
Maintaining Our Momentum

Maintaining Our Momentum

October 2011

Disaster Mitigation Planning Builds Sustainable Communities

October 2011
The FCC’s Threat to Local Zoning and Right-of-Way Authority: Critical Deadline Looms

The FCC’s Threat to Local Zoning and Right-of-Way Authority: Critical Deadline Looms

August 2011
Recycled Tire Products Offer Safe, Green and Durable Construction Solutions

Recycled Tire Products Offer Safe, Green and Durable Construction Solutions

July 2011