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Native Landscapes in the Neighborhood and Beyond

April 2020

This edition of Zoning Practice examines how communities can retool nuisance abatement and zoning regulations to promote native vegetation. Explore the elements of a native landscaping ordinance for existing residential neighborhoods, a sample permitting process, and methods for addressing concerns and enforcement issues. Then examine the elements of a city- or countywide ordinance that requires the use of native plants in types of new development and redevelopment.


Zoning Practice analyzes trends and spotlights innovation in local land-use and development regulation. All student members have online access to ZP. Subscribers may read ZP online or in print.

  • Planners and land-use attorneys responsible for drafting or administering zoning and other land-use and development regulations
  • Emerging professionals interested in learning more about plan implementation

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  • Zoning for major institutions (eds and meds)
  • Zoning to protect source water and aquifers
  • The effects of demographic or technological change on land-use demand