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Originally published in 2007 — e-book version released in 2013.
This is the go-to guide for planners in small towns.
For decades, The Small Town Planning Handbook has helped small towns and rural communities plan for change. It is a step-by-step guide to drafting and implementing a comprehensive plan through zoning ord...
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Table of Contents
List of Figures | List of Tables | List of Acronyms
Planning in Small Towns: An Overview
Part I: Creating a Town Plan
1. Why Plan?
2. The Town Plan: Planning Process and Procedures
3. The Planning Commission
4. Determining Community Goals and Objectives
5. Information Resources for the Town Plan
6. Community Profile, Geography, and History
7. Population Characteristics and Projections
8. Economic Data for the Small Community
9. The Natural Environment and Cultural Resources
11. Community Resources and Public Facilities
12. Transportation and Circulation
13. Current and Future Land Use
14. Printing and Publishing the Town Plan
Part II: Putting the Town Plan into Action
15. The Zoning Ordinance
16. Subdivision and Land Development Regulations
17. The Capital Improvements Program
18. Other Local Land-Use Regulations
Part III: Sustainable Small Towns
19. The Design and Appearance of Small Towns
20. Making Economic Development Happen in Small Towns
21. The Town Plan in Action and Strategic Planning
Appendix A: Contacts and Resources for Small Towns
Glossary | Bibliography | Index