Local officials are responsible for overseeing the planning and
development of their communities. The Institute offers resources
to help elected officials, planning commissioners, staff members,
and the public understand the basic elements of local planning in
Tip sheets, glossaries and guides are available in this section.
Additional information is available from ILG’s Land Use and Environment program.
This resource provides an overview of the planning
framework; describes emerging issues in local planning; outlines
some of the important legal issues that local officials should
consider when they make land use and planning decisions; and
includes references to a wide variety of resources that readers
can access to learn more about particular topics.
This handy, four-page pamphlet summarizes the “nuts and
bolts” of the process of reviewing a typical application for
development. The cardstock format is portable enough to keep with
public agency agenda packets and the like.