A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 18, 2008 - Architecture - 352 pages
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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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Contents

SUSTAINABLE URBANISM
29
The Navy Yard at Noisette
47
GETTING
63
NEW APPROACHES
89
FormBased Codes Bob Sitkowski and Bill Spikowski
111
The Smart Code Chad Emerson
128
OVERCOMING
149
RETOOLING THE COMMONINTEREST
179
Seaside Florida
218
LITIGATION
255
The Fight for Entitlements IOn Mount Pleasant
275
FEDERAL POLICY INITIATIVES AND ALLIANCES
289
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
313
AN APPROACH TO GREENING PROJECTS
333
INDEX
346
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About the author (2008)

Daniel K. Slone is a partner in the Richmond, Virginia, office of the law firm McGuireWoods LLP. As a consultant and legal counsel, he represents developers, green businesses, and municipalities around the world, advising them on neighborhood development, environmental issues, land use, utilities, and complex business and real estate matters. Mr. Slone is the national counsel for both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Doris S. Goldstein is an attorney whose practice focuses on new urbanist communities, beginning with Seaside, Florida, in the 1980s. In addition to her ongoing involvement with Seaside, Ms. Goldstein represents developers of mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly communities throughout the county. Her work extends past the development stage to include operational issues, giving her unique practical experience and insight.

Contributing author W. Andrew Gowder Jr. is a litigating attorney with particular experience in urban and sustainable development. Other contributors include experienced attorneys and planners with special insight into planning and zoning practice.

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