Conservation Design for Subdivisions: A Practical Guide To Creating Open Space Networks

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Island Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Homes are built in a less land-consumptive manner that allows the balance of property to be permanently protected and added to an interconnected network of green spaces and green corridors. Arendt explores better ways of designing new residential developments than we have typically seen in our communities.

Abundantly illustrated with site plans many of them in color, photographs, floor plans, and renditions of houses and landscapes, it describes a series of simple and straightforward techniques that allows for land-conserving development. The author proposes a step-by-step approach to conserving natural areas by rearranging density on each development parcel as it is being planned so that only half or less of the buildable land is turned into houselots and streets.

Conservation Design for Subdivisions: A Practical Guide To Creating Open Space Networks #ad - Included in the volume are model zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions that can help citizens and local officials implement these innovative design ideas. In most communities, composed of endless subdivisions and shopping centers, land use regulations are based on a limited model that allows for only one end result: the production of more and more suburbia, that ultimately covers every bit of countryside with "improvements.

Fortunately, sensible alternatives to this approach do exist, and methods of developing land while at the same time conserving natural areas are available. In conservation Design for Subdivisions, Randall G. He presents a practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land-use planning and environmental protection.

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Growing Greener: Putting Conservation Into Local Plans And Ordinances

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Island Press #ad - Case studies include: ringfield, Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania; The Fields of St. Used book in Good Condition. Open space protection becomes the central organizing principle for new residential development, and the open space that is protected is laid out to form an interconnected system of protected lands running across a community.

The book offers:detailed information on how to conduct a community resource inventorya four-step approach to designing conservation subdivisionsextensive model language for comprehensive plans, Growing Greener includes eleven case studies of actual conservation developments in nine states, and traditional small town neighborhoodsIn addition, and zoning ordinancesillustrated design principles for hamlets, villages, subdivision ordinances, and two exercises suitable for group participation.

Randall arendt explains how to design residential developments that maximize land conservation without reducing overall building density, thus avoiding the political and legal problems often associated with "down-zoning. The author offers a three-pronged strategy for shaping growth around a community's special natural and cultural features, zoning ordinance, demonstrating ways of establishing or modifying the municipal comprehensive plan, and subdivision ordinance to include a strong conservation focus.

Growing greener is an illustrated workbook that presents a new look at designing subdivisions while preserving green space and creating open space networks. It is the first practical publication to explain in detail how resource-conserving development techniques can be put into practice by municipal officials, residential developers, and site designers, and it offers a simple and straightforward approach to balancing opportunities for developers and conservationists.

Growing Greener: Putting Conservation Into Local Plans And Ordinances #ad - Croix, carbondale, city of lake elmo, minnesota; prairie crossing, virginia; The Ranch at Roaring Fork, York, Grayslake, Illinois; The Meadows at Dolly Gordon Brook, Standsville, Maine; Farmcolony, Colorado; and others. Growing greener builds upon and expands the basic ideas presented in Arendt's earlier work Conservation Design for Subdivisions, broadening the scope to include more detailed sections on the comprehensive planning process and information on how zoning ordinances can be updated to incorporate the concept of conservation design.

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Rural by Design: Planning for Town and Country

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Routledge #ad - With 80 percent new material, shops, and moving development closer to schools, strengthening town centers, the second edition of this planning classic shifts the focus to infilling neighborhoods, and jobs. In many ways the title of the book is a misnomer, because this book is a great tool for new urbanists, small town enthusiasts and those that want to preserve and enhance the open space we all need.

N christopher parker, city of dover, assistant city manager: Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, NH "The second edition of Rural by Design is worth the 20 years necessary for its update. This newest version has been expanded to make it even richer in content, including nearly doubling the number of case studies and graphics.

Rural by Design: Planning for Town and Country #ad - . New chapters cover form-based codes, visioning, green infrastructure, sustainability, and more, low-impact development, while 70 case studies show how these ideas play out in the real world. Readers -- rural or not -- will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now. The concepts are transferable and clear, and the rationale is directly on point and understandable to all audiences.

Rick bernhardt, executive director, faicp, metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department"Randall Arendt has managed to take a great book and make it even better. This is a must -have book for every planner's library. It has also evolved to remain relevant to current planning philosophies.

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Land Developer's Checklists and Forms

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Dodge woodson uses his years of experience as a builder and land developer to compile this unique checklist and forms book covering the day-to-day business practices of the residential land developers and the construction community. Contents: researching profitable properties * doing the demographics * zoning matters * flood zones and flood plains * wetland issues * road considerations * leftover lots * timber tactics * budgeting your Money * Selecting Partners * Beating the Bank * Organizational Skills That Win • Selecting Your Professional Team * Contractual Terms and Offers * Dealing With Property Owners * Working With Real Estate Brokers * Site Inspections * Plans and Specifications * Putting Work Out to Bids * Sales Projections * Insurance Needs * Working With Subcontractors * Watching Your Workers * Beating Your Budget * The Exit Plan Used book in Good Condition.

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Rural Design: A New Design Discipline

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Routledge #ad - Written by a world leading expert in rural design, who is director and founder of the University of Minnesota Center for Rural Design, the book is oriented toward students, academics and design professionals involved with rural design at any level. These directions and others will enable rural design to: help rural communities make land use, cultural, artistic, livestock, and aesthetic decisions that enhance their quality of life and the environment connect social, and ecosystem health and integrate research and practice across the many disciplines involved in rural issues to meet rural needs, architectural, technological, provide new data, crop, and environmental issues that create rural place promote sustainable economic development for rural communities and improve human, and provoke new research questions.

Rural design: a new design discipline establishes the theoretical base for rural design and the importance of looking at connecting issues to create synergy and optimal solutions from a global, region, national, state, and local perspective. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems are inextricably coupled and engaged in continuous cycles of mutual influence and response.

Rural Design: A New Design Discipline #ad - . This book is the first step along the path for rural design to emerge as an important new design discipline. To be effective and relevant, this new discipline must be founded on solid research, and practice must be based on data-driven evidence that will result in transformational changes. Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend.

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Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character

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Routledge #ad - With 80 percent new material, shops, and moving development closer to schools, the second edition of this planning classic shifts the focus to infilling neighborhoods, strengthening town centers, and jobs. For america's suburbs, and rural areas, small cities, new challenges demand new solutions. Readers — rural or not — will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now.

Used book in Good Condition. Author randall arendt meets them in an entirely new edition of Rural by Design. New chapters cover form-based codes, low-impact development, visioning, and more, green infrastructure, sustainability, while 70 case studies show how these ideas play out in the real world. Used book in Good Condition.

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Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes

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Wiley #ad - The full-color, practical guide to designing sustainable residential landscapes and small-scale sites "Going green" is no longer a choice; it's a necessity. Developed landscapes have played a significant role in exacerbating the environmental and social problems that threaten humanity; however, they can also be part of the solution.

Used book in Good Condition. Designing the sustainable site: assists designers in identifying and incorporating sustainable practices that have the greatest positive impact on both the project and the surrounding community, or sITES With attention to six global environmental challenges―including air pollution, and case studies to provide a comprehensive look at successful green landscape design Illustrates how sustainable practices are relevant and applicable to projects of any size or budget Demonstrates how built environments can protect and restore ecosystem services Explains the multiple and far-reaching benefits that sustainable design solutions can provide Assists project teams in fulfilling credit requirements of green building assessment tools, BREEAM, urban flooding and water pollution, sketches, water shortages, and loss of biodiversity―along with guidance on how to meet these challenges, within a regional context Uses photographs, such as LEED, invasive species, Designing the Sustainable Site is a practical design manual for sustainable alternatives to small-scale site and residential landscape design.

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Urban Design Handbook: Techniques and Working Methods Norton Book for Architects and Designers Paperback

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - 300 color illustrations Used book in Good Condition. Based on urban design associates’ in-house training procedures, this unique handbook details the techniques and working methods of a major urban design and planning firm. Covering the process from basic principles to developed designs, including techniques for engaging citizens in the design process and technical analysis to evaluate the physical form of the neighborhood, centered on a design charrette with public participation;Preparing a pattern book to guide residential construction in a new traditional town, the book outlines the range of project types and services that urban designers can offer and sets out a set of general operating guidelines and procedures for: Developing a master plan, including the documentation of architectural and urban precedents in a form that can be used by architects and builders;Implementing contextual architectural design, including methods of applying the essential qualities of traditional architecture in many styles to modern programs and construction techniques.

This invaluable guide offers an introductory course in urbanism as well as an operations manual for architects, developers, planners, and public officials. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Subdivision and Site Plan Handbook

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CUPR/Transaction #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The book has been designed for use by government administrators, attorneys, developers, planners, and others interested in land-use regulation. The subdivision and site plan handbook provides a narrative on the background, rationale, and intent of each requirement accompanying the model ordinance; gives an overview of the history of subdivision regulation in the United States; traces the evolution of land-use regulation through various stages; and presents the legal context for present-day regulation.

Will municipal land-use ordinances be found excessive? what regulations can be considered a reasonable exercise of police power for public health, procedure, safety, design and improvements, definitions, and welfare? Will municipalities be liable for compensation to property owners if development is restricted? How can municipalities and developers plan in the wake of this decision? Ordinance provisions cover components of subdivision regulation: general provisions, off-tract improvements, administration, and documents to be submitted.

The Subdivision and Site Plan Handbook #ad - . This is a definitive and invaluable resource! Used book in Good Condition. David listokin and carole walker’s analyses are flexible, efficient, responsive to local conditions, and balance regulatory costs and benefits. The model ordinance represents the most current thinking about land use and site control and responds to questions raised by the Supreme Court decision.

The supreme court decision that property owners may be entitled to compensation for government regulations that deprive them of reasonable use of their property has thrown the land-use field into a state of turmoil. Used book in Good Condition.

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Be a Successful Residential Land Developer

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Dodge woodson's failure-proof primer, anyone can learn to exploit the opportunities in land development. Reflecting today's advantageous financial land development climate, and code enforcement issues* reduce neighborhood resistance and handle boards of appeal* put together a professional team and direct the project* develop a marketing and sales plan for your new homes* much, location, environmental, be a successful residential land developer shows you how to:* tie up and control land with very little cash and plenty of escape clauses * Tap into conventional and creative financing sources* Apply powerful Internet tools to leverage information* Get favorable bids from subcontractors* Deal with zoning, much moreINSIDE RESIDENTIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT SUCCESSWhy Should I Get into Land Development? * Can I Really Do It? * The Development Team and Selecting the Viable Project * Finding Hidden Treasure * Tying Up Land without a Full Commitment * Having Your Experts Do Preliminary Checks * Going over the Ground from Top to Bottom * Planning on Paper * Storm Water Drainage * Deciphering the Dirt * Water Requirements * Land Lost and Cost for Roads * Flood Zones * Location, Location * Plans and Specifications * Getting Development Bids * Sales Projections * Financing * Zoning * Closing Your Land Deal * Insurance and Subcontractor Needs * Rolling Out the Big Rigs and Site Supervision * Keeping Your Project on Time and on Budget * A Marketing Plan and Sales Team * New Projects Used book in Good Condition.

And once you've chosen your land, you'll discover what you need to do at every stage to make your project succeed. With the step-by-step advice of real estate expert and contractor R. Used book in Good Condition. You'll learn the factors that determine whether you've got a good deal: engineering surveys, grading, water availability and drainage, utilities, traffic, and more.

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