Written by pioneering attorneys in the emerging fields of urbanism and green building, A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects offers you practical solutions for legal issues you may face in planning, zoning, developing, and operating such communities. Find information on legal issues related to urban form, legal mechanisms and ways to incorporate good urban design into local land regulation, overcoming impediments to sound urban design practice, and state and Federal issues related to the legal issues of urban design and planning.
- Foreword (Andres Duany), Preface, Acknowledgments.
- Chapter 1: To Suburbia and Back: How Urbanist Law is Different (Dan Slone, Doris Goldstein, and Andy Gowder).
- Chapter 2: Sustainable Urbanism (Dan Slone).Case Study: Navy Yard at Noisette.
- Chapter 3: Tweaking the System: Getting Projects Built and Codes Changed Within the Existing Zoning Framework (Chris Brewster, Matt Lawlor, Brian Ohm, and Mark White).
- Chapter 4: Changing the Rules: New Approaches to Zoning (Brian Ohm and Mark Whte). Form-Based Codes (Bob Sitkowski and Bill Spikowski). The Smart Code (Chad Emerson).
- Chapter 5: Fiefdoms and Fire Trucks: Overcoming Impediments in the Subdivision, Plat-Review, and Site-Plan Processes (Dan Slone).
- Chapter 6: Retooling the Common-Interest Community (Doris S. Goldstein). Case Study: Seaside, Florida.
- Chapter 7: Special Building Types (Doris S. Goldstein).
- Chapter 8: Litigation (Andy Gowder). Case Study: The Fight for Entitlements: I'On, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
- Chapter 9: Federal Policy, Initiatives, and Alliances (Chris Brewster and Matt Lawlor).
- Chapter 10: Strategies for Change (Dan Slone).
- Appendix: An Approach to Greening Projects or Municipalities. Bibliography and Resources, Index.