The Institute offers a variety of publications and resources to
help local officials identify and apply policies and best
practices that support sustainable communities — places that
foster and maintain a high quality of life for their residents on
an ongoing basis. Longer handbooks and guides as well
as shorter whitepapers and tip sheets are available.
Land use planning decisions involve technical
terminology that many are unfamiliar with. To help local
officials and others to understand the technical language used in
land use planning, the Institute has developed a series of
plain-language descriptions of common land use decisions.