A Better Way To Zone

A Better Way To Zone

A Better Way To Zone

Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger cities need and want. In fact, Elliott thinks that zoning has become so complex that it is often dysfunctional and in desperate need of an overhaul. A Better Way to Zone explains precisely what has gone wrong and how it can be fixed. A Better Way to Zone explores the constitutional and legal framework of zoning, its evolution over the course of the twentieth century, the reasons behind major reform efforts of the past, and the adverse impacts of most current city zoning systems. To unravel what has gone wrong, Elliott identifies several assumptions behind early zoning that no longer hold true, four new land use drivers that have emerged since zoning began, and basic elements of good urban governance that are violated by prevailing forms of zoning. With insight and clarity, Elliott then identifies ten sound principles for change that would avoid these mistakes, produce more livable cities, and make zoning simpler to understand and use. He also proposes five practical steps to get started on the road to zoning reform. While recent discussion of zoning has focused on how cities should look, A Better Way to Zone does not follow that trend. Although New Urbanist tools, form-based zoning, and the SmartCode are making headlines both within and outside the planning profession, Elliott believes that each has limitations as a general approach to big city zoning. While all three trends include innovations that the profession badly needs, they are sometimes misapplied to situations where they do not work well. In contrast, A Better Way to Zone provides a vision of the future of zoning that is not tied to a particular picture of how cities should look, but is instead based on how cities should operate.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Donald L. Elliott
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-09-26
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781610910552


Trading In The Zone

Trading In The Zone

Douglas uncovers the underlying reasons for lack of consistency and helps traders overcome the ingrained mental habits that cost them money. He takes on the myths of the market and exposes them one by one teaching traders to look beyond random outcomes, to understand the true realities of risk, and to be comfortable with the "probabilities" of market movement that governs all market speculation.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Mark Douglas
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2001-01-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781440625411


A Better Way To Make Money

A Better Way To Make Money

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Burton H. Pugh
Publisher : Health Research Books
Release : 1987
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 093909309X


Toward A Better Way

Toward A Better Way

Last May, Gwen Singer's heart stopped. She's many things, a high school senior, a recovering bulimic, suffering from an anxiety disorder, lost?but aren't we all in a way? She spent her summer without friends and without any kind of plug-in to the outside world. Now, going into her last year of high school, she doesn't really know what to do or where to go. She's best friend?less. They broke apart after things went severely downhill last year. She's boyfriendless. He's ancient history. Add in an estranged father, and it's easy to see why she feels so lost. Gwen is just getting settled in when her older sister shows up again after a two-year absence, engaged to be married and acting as if nothing has happened. But there's something that comes along with her reappearance that becomes not only beneficial to Gwen's recovery and next stages of life, but utterly and completely definable.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Madison Kroeker
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2014-04
Total Pages : 292 Pages
ISBN : 9781490827612


The Hub S Metropolis

The Hub S Metropolis

The evolution of the Boston metropolitan area, from country villages and streetcar suburbs to exurban sprawl and “smart growth.” Boston's metropolitan landscape has been two hundred years in the making. From its proto-suburban village centers of 1800 to its far-flung, automobile-centric exurbs of today, Boston has been a national pacesetter for suburbanization. In The Hub's Metropolis, James O'Connell charts the evolution of Boston's suburban development. The city of Boston is compact and consolidated—famously, “the Hub.” Greater Boston, however, stretches over 1,736 square miles and ranks as the world's sixth largest metropolitan area. Boston suburbs began to develop after 1820, when wealthy city dwellers built country estates that were just a short carriage ride away from their homes in the city. Then, as transportation became more efficient and affordable, the map of the suburbs expanded. The Metropolitan Park Commission's park-and-parkway system, developed in the 1890s, created a template for suburbanization that represents the country's first example of regional planning. O'Connell identifies nine layers of Boston's suburban development, each of which has left its imprint on the landscape: traditional villages; country retreats; railroad suburbs; streetcar suburbs (the first electric streetcar boulevard, Beacon Street in Brookline, was designed by Frederic Law Olmsted); parkway suburbs, which emphasized public greenspace but also encouraged commuting by automobile; mill towns, with housing for workers; upscale and middle-class suburbs accessible by outer-belt highways like Route 128; exurban, McMansion-dotted sprawl; and smart growth. Still a pacesetter, Greater Boston has pioneered antisprawl initiatives that encourage compact, mixed-use development in existing neighborhoods near railroad and transit stations. O'Connell reminds us that these nine layers of suburban infrastructure are still woven into the fabric of the metropolis. Each chapter suggests sites to visit, from Waltham country estates to Cambridge triple-deckers.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : James C. O'Connell
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2013-03-22
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 9780262314077


Local Economic Development In The 21st Century

Local Economic Development In The 21st Century

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Author : Daphne T. Greenwood
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780765628176


Mapping The Zone

Mapping The Zone

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps portray the height and extent to which flooding is expected to occur, and they form the basis for setting flood insurance premiums and regulating development in the floodplain. As such, they are an important tool for individuals, businesses, communities, and government agencies to understand and deal with flood hazard and flood risk. Improving map accuracy is therefore not an academic question-better maps help everyone. Making and maintaining an accurate flood map is neither simple nor inexpensive. Even after an investment of more than $1 billion to take flood maps into the digital world, only 21 percent of the population has maps that meet or exceed national flood hazard data quality thresholds. Even when floodplains are mapped with high accuracy, land development and natural changes to the landscape or hydrologic systems create the need for continuous map maintenance and updates. Mapping the Zone examines the factors that affect flood map accuracy, assesses the benefits and costs of more accurate flood maps, and recommends ways to improve flood mapping, communication, and management of flood-related data.

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Genre : Science
Author : National Research Council
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2009-06-15
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 9780309130578


Evolutionary Governance Theory

Evolutionary Governance Theory

This volume presents empirical studies and theoretical reflections on Evolutionary Governance Theory (EGT), its most important concepts and their interrelations. As a novel theory of governance, EGT understands governance as radically evolutionary, which implies that all elements of governance are subject to evolution, that these elements co-evolve and that many of them are the product of governance itself. Through this book we learn how communities understand themselves and their environment and why they create the complex structures and processes we analyze as governance paths. Authors from different disciplines develop the EGT framework further and apply it to a wide rage networks of power, governance of agricultural resources etc. The contributors also reflect on the possibilities and limitations of steering, intervention, management and development in a world continuously in flux. It bridges the gap between more fundamental and philosophical accounts of the social sciences and applied studies, offering theoretical advancements as well as practical recommendations.

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Genre : Law
Author : Raoul Beunen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-12-02
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 9783319122748


Transforming Occupation In The Western Zones Of Germany

Transforming Occupation In The Western Zones Of Germany

Transforming Occupation in the Western Zones of Germany provides an in-depth transnational study of power politics, daily life, and social interactions in the Western Zones of occupied Germany during the aftermath of the Second World War. Combining a history from below with a top-down perspective, the volume explores the origins, impacts, and legacies of the occupations of the western zones of Germany by the United States, Britain and France, examining complex yet topical issues that often arise as a consequence of war including regime change, transitional justice, everyday life under occupation, the role of intermediaries, and the multifaceted relationship between occupiers and occupied. Adopting a novel set of approaches that puts questions of power, social relations, gender, race, and the environment centre stage, it moves beyond existing narratives to place the occupation within a broader framework of continuity and change in post-war western Europe. Incorporating essays from 16 international scholars, this volume provides a substantial contribution to the emerging fields of occupation studies and the comparative history of post-war Europe.

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Genre : History
Author : Camilo Erlichman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-08-23
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781350049246


Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

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Genre : American literature
Author : Rose Arny
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015038905579