Want to know more about smart growth and planning issues? The resources contained within this folder provides an overview of planning issues. Some files are large and may take a few minutes to download.
This article provides a variety of alternatives (regulatory, political and financial) to protect at-risk neighborhoods.
This article provides the historical underpinnings of the move toward a form-based regulatory structure, elements of which can be incorporated into UDOs and traditional zoning codes.
This provides a quick reference to design-oriented development regulations, highlighting conventional and form-based formats.
During Forum 1, participants discussed the UDO update process occurring in Raleigh, and identified features of that draft that they would like to see incorporated in the Southern Pines UDO. This is the current draft version of that document.
The History of Form Based Codes (FBCs) defines FBC, compares FBCs to conventional development regulations and offers examples of how FBCs are used.
Planning Communities for the 21st Century is a report from the American Planning Association that describes the legal framework for planning across the country and efforts to modernize state planning statutes.
Protecting Water Resources with Higher Density Development is a report by the EPA that describes ways communities may grow without endangering their water resources.
The Link between Growth Management and Housing Affordability is an academic paper that describes how growth management techniques affect the availability of housing.
Getting to Smart Growth describes the 10 main principles of Smart Growth and describes how communities can integrate these principles into their development.
Smart Growth: Building Better Places to Live, Work, and Play describes the housing issues faced by growing communities.