Aligning Development Codes with the Law

Zoning Practice — November 2014

By Mark White, AICP


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This article provides planners and zoning professionals with guidance about the legal issues to consider when drafting a development code.


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Nov. 1, 2014
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About the Author

Mark White, AICP
Mark White is an attorney and urban planner whose practice emphasizes zoning and code drafting. He has completed over 150 development code updates, zoning regulations, and comprehensive plan/smart growth implementation projects for local governments in over 36 states. He has extensive experience in dealing with Planned Development Districts and is a frequent presenter on the subject. He is a member of the North Carolina and Missouri Bars, AICP, and the American Planning Association. Mr. White has a JD and Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.