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Cover of Zoning Practice April 2021

After the Buyouts: Managing Land in the Floodplain

April 2021

This issue of Zoning Practice discusses legal and financial support for disaster-related land acquisitions, addresses zoning and land use tools to manage property buyouts in the floodplain, and outlines broader mitigation strategies and alternative uses that may provide environmental, recreational, and fiscal benefits to communities. 


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  • Using zoning to promote racial equity
  • Recent trends in small town and rural area zoning
  • The effects of demographic or technological change on land-use demand