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Land Use & Environment


Land Use and Environment

Cities and counties can have an enormous impact in shaping the physical environment of neighborhoods and the health and well-being of their residents. The Land Use and Environment component of the Sustainability program provides resources to support local officials in their efforts to plan and develop healthy communities that are socially, economically, environmentally and fiscally sustainable. Sustainable Communities Program Flier and Land Use Team Members information on the right.


Understanding the Basics of Land Use and Planning: The Nuts and Bolts of Project Review

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.


Participating Effectively in the Planning Process

Engaging your community in the planning process is often vital to the success of a project.  Various resources to support effective public participation and engaging your community in planning, housing and economic development are available from ILG’s Public Engagement program.

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