Land Use Articles
The Rocky Mountain West is characterized as much by its vibrant and diverse communities as by its sweeping plains and rugged mountains. The annual Western Places/Western Spaces conference explores the social and development issues facing communities—from large cities to small towns—as well as concerns about managing and preserving our natural heritage. Join us March 7 & 8, 2019, as we explore these themes and more at the Western Places/Western Spaces — Designing for the Future: Building Enduring Value.
In fall of 2016, the Utah State University bioregional planning team was invited to complete an assessment of the region’s varying land uses, and to generate plausible scenarios for local planners and decision-makers to use in future management plans. The bioregional team offered local stakeholders four plausible scenarios for the future of their region to help decision-makers navigate uncertainty and realize their ideal planning goals for 2040. by Andy Witt, Aubin Douglas, and Mary Oliver
Land use decisions surrounding airports in growing or soon-to-grow rural communities will be critical to protecting their long-term economic and transportation related health. Utah's communities have experienced many of the challenges that accompany land use decisions around airports. The following is some advice and techniques gathered and compiled in the guide: Airports & Land Use, An Introduction for Local Leaders. by Kyle Slaughter and Paul Moberly, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dan Pava, FAICP, discusses how the annual Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute explored disruption and how we can plan for an uncertain future full of unknown changes to business practices, new technologies, and disasters. As planners, it is daunting to challenge to plan for the unknown, and yet that’s exactly what we do every day.
This was Angela Parker's first year attending the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (RMLUI) in Denver, Colorado. Here is an overview of her top three sessions. by Angela Parker, AICP, CFM, Fairbanks North Star Borough Community Planning, Alaska
A Growth Policy is inherently comprehensive and should support orderly growth. Neither of these objectives, however, considered the fiscal implications of growth and what pattern of growth is most cost-effective. To accomplish this, the City of Billings planners employed scenario planning to evaluate the cost and revenue effect of different residential growth patterns. by Candis Millar, AICP
Ten years ago, the Urban Land Institute published Ten Principles for Successful Public/Private Partnerships. That publication set forth core principles essential for the successful accomplishment of joint development by the public and private sectors, benefiting both, that neither could achieve independently. Those ten principles remain as applicable today as they were then, but the challenges facing urban development have changed dramatically. by Deb Sydenham, FAICP
Some things stand out for me at this conference. First, this is a conference at a law school, so there is more of a legal, real estate and development take. I also think the conference always does an excellent job trying to address water in the West which does not happen very often at planning conferences. by Brandon Cammarata, AICP
If you have a limited time and budget and want to earn lots of AICP CM credits, then RMLUI is the venue for you! It is truly impressive what you can learn and who you can network with over two full days with 40 concurrent panels in six tracks, three plenaries, two lunches and an evening reception. by Dan Pava, AICP
The 25th anniversary of Washington State’s Growth Management Act (GMA) was celebrate in late 2015. Adopted in 1990, the Growth Management Act has helped guide development in Washington’s cities, counties, and other jurisdictions. Twenty-nine Washington counties containing 177 cities are required to use the principles of Growth Management.
Land trusts are non-governmental organizations with a mission to protect key private land from subdivision and development. A review of land trusts’ varied success in the Western Planner region. by Dr. John B. Wright
Article examines why the West retains such a high percentage of federal lands and provides updated figures and locations of federal lands. by Candace H. Stowell, AICP
This article gives in-depth coverage of the 40 year evolution of Oregon’s statewide land use program, created in 1973. by James B. Knight
Val John Halford takes a look at how Utah, the fourth fastest growing state, looks to change business as usual approach to land planning.