Land Use Planning & Community Visioning

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American Planning Association Web Page

Organizations/Sources: American Planning Association
This trade association website offers many resources on conservation development and other related topics pertaining to land-use planning.
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Apr 04, 2011
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Community Visioning

2023
Community visioning is a planning tool that empowers people to express a vision for the future of their community; ideally, this vision guides land-use decisions and regulations. WeConservePA guide. 6 pages.
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Feb 16, 2023
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Height, Guy Wires, and Steady-burning Lights Increase Hazard of Communication Towers to Nocturnal Migrants: A Review and Meta-analysis

2008
Organizations/Sources: The American Ornithologists’ Union
Communication towers in North America kill millions of birds annually, and most of these are Neotropical species that migrate at night. This paper reviews and analyzes the literature on the features of towers that can be regulated, particularly tower design and placement, to provide a scientific basis for regulation of tower construction and operation.
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Mar 10, 2011
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Local Land Use Planning and Controls in Pennsylvania

2023
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
This guide describes the basic elements of land use planning and regulation available to municipal and county governments under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. WeConservePA guide. 6 pages.
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Feb 28, 2023
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code

2017
Act of 1968, P.L.805, no.247 as reenacted and amended. Twenty-third edition. January 2017.
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Feb 28, 2021
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Planning and Zoning to Protect Land and Water Resources

2009
Authors: Robert Lonsdorf
Organizations/Sources: Brandywine Conservancy
Presentation relating to zoning tools for land and water protection.
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Aug 21, 2018
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Planning Nuts & Bolts: Growing a Stronger Carbon County

2020
Presentations from the 2 day workshop, held October 22 & 29, 2020. Goals for Program: • Introduce/refresh municipal officials about Planning • Familiarize municipal officials about the Carbon County Plans • Emphasize the importance of natural resources to communities’ sense of place, economy, and ecology • Emphasize the importance of planning as a critical step to saving time, money, and resources for communities in the long run
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Oct 30, 2020
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Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, Pennsylvania

2019
"This report indicates that protected open space adds significant value to the county’s economy, with benefits for businesses, governments, and households. This value occurs in different ways—some are direct revenue streams to individuals or governments, some represent appreciation in asset values, others are the result of avoided costs. Building off a previous regional report and using standard economic analysis techniques, this report estimates the economic value of protected open space in Chester County by measuring impacts across five areas: property values, environmental benefits, recreation and health, economic activity, and cost of community services."
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Jan 31, 2024
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The Importance of Community Planning

2009
Authors: Denny Puko
This presentation is regarding community planning tools for municipalities
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Aug 21, 2018
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