U.S. Landscape Ordinances: An Annotated Reference Handbook

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 1998 - Architecture - 456 pages
State-by-state listings and explanations of municipal landscape ordinances

In U.S. Landscape Ordinances, Buck Abbey furnishes landscape architects, planners, land-use attorneys, and students with a much-needed resource. This state-by-state presentation demystifies the complex planning laws and ordinances that determine landscape design parameters for more than 300 American cities. The author highlights sections of each ordinance that pertain to landscape architecture, boils the legalese down to plain English, explains the law's main purpose and regulatory function, and spells out the practical implications from a design perspective.

With the help of more than fifty diagrams and drawings that clarify complex spatial concepts, U.S. Landscape Ordinances reviews the entire spectrum of green laws currently on the books, including ordinances that cover:
* Parking lots and vehicular use areas
* Landscape buffers and screens
* Street tree plantings
* Open space design
* Irrigation
* Land clearing and building sites


The product of ten years of painstaking research and analysis, U.S. Landscape Ordinances is a unique and invaluable tool for professionals in landscape design and municipal planning. It also offers a deep reservoir of information for students, municipal legislators, community activists, and anyone interested in understanding or developing a community's landscape ordinances.
 

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Contents

Annotated Landscape Ordinances
19
Arkansas
28
California
34
Colorado
63
Connecticut
72
Dade County
82
Hillsborough County
95
Leon County
109
Massachusetts
222
Minnesota
229
Nebraska
238
New Hampshire
246
New York
257
Ohio
275
Oregon
283
Pennsylvania
287

Ormond Beach
122
Tamarac
135
Georgia
140
Illinois
150
Indiana
168
Kentucky
178
Louisiana
180
State Ordinances
202
Louisiana Tree Ordinances
208
Maine
213
South Dakota
298
Texas
310
Virginia
327
Washington
336
Wisconsin
344
Appendix A Model and Specimen Green Laws
351
Appendix B Directory to Landscape Ordinances
389
Additional Help
405
Selected Bibliography
423
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BUCK ABBEY, ASLA, is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University and a recognized authority on municipal landscape ordinances and site planning law. He is also President of Abbey Associates, Inc., a private landscape architecture and planning firm with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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