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Adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO)
A growth management ordinance that allows local governments to deny or delay new developments if existing government services cannot support it.
This growth management ordinance allows local governments to deny or delay new developments if existing government services cannot support it
Adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO)
This ordinance places the burden on developers to ensure that there will be adequate services for new developments they propose and will delay those developments till such services are in place
Adequate public facilities ordinance
Big box retail
A retail center that generally has 50,000 or more square feet in a "large box"
A retail center that generally has 50,000 or more square feet in a "large box"
Big box retail
What are some ways local governments have responded to big box retail?
square footage limitations, design standards, site plan review
Brownfield
An environmentally contaminated site. Also called Superfund sites. There are more than 1,200 superfund sites across the US
This type of site is environmentally contaminated and requires environmental rehabilitation in order to develop it.
Brownfield or Superfund
Concentrated animal feeding operations
agricultural facilities that house and feed a large number of animals in a confined area for 45 days or more during any 12 month period.
This is an agricultural facility that house and feed a large number of animals in a confined area.
Concentrated animal feeding operations
This state act may limit the ability of local governments to regulate commercial farms, such as concentrated animal feeding operations, and limit lawsuits by private and public organizations.
Right-to-Farm Acts
context-sensitive design (or context-sensitive solution)
Roadway standards and development practices that are flexible and sensitive to community values. Promotes these key principles: (1) balance safety, community, and environmental goals; (2) involve the public and affected agencies early and continuously; (3) interdisciplinary team; (4) apply flexibility inherent in design standards; (5) incorporate aesthetics as an integral part of good design
This practice of roadway design or development are flexible and sensitive to community values, balancing economic, social, and environmental goals within a community.
context-sensitive design / solutions
Daylighting
the practice of placing windows, or other transparent media, and reflective surfaces so that during the day, natural light provides effective internal illumination; Also refers to the conversion of enclosed drainage systems to open and more natural systems
This term refers to the conversion of enclosed drainage systems to open and more natural systems
daylighting
One definition for this term is the practice of placing windows or other transparent media and reflective surfaces so that natural light during the day provides effective internal illumination.
daylighting
Edge City
A relatively new concentration of businesses, shopping, and entertainment outside a traditional urban area
This term refers to a relatively new concentration of commercial activity outside a traditional urban area, in what had recently been a suburb or rural community
Edge City
What are the five rules for a place to be considered an "edge city" according to Joel Garreau
1. Must have more than 5 million SF of office space (20,000-50,000 office workers)
2. Must have more than 660,000 SF of retail (size of a medium shopping mall)
3. Characterized by more jobs than bedrooms
4. Must be perceived by the population as one place
5. Must have been nothing like a city 30 years earlier (suburb or rural)
e-governance
a term to describe the use of information communication technology to exchange information and services with citizens, businesses, and other governmental agencies. Examples include on-line GIS, discussion forums, e-commerce
This term refers to the use of information communication technology (ICT) to exchange information and services with citizens, businesses, and other governmental agencies. Examples include online GIS systems, discussion forums, and e-commerce
e-governance
form-based coding
a means of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form. Control physical form primarily, with less focus on land use.
This term refers to a form of development regulations that achieve a specific urban form. Control physical form primarily, with less focus on land use.
form-based coding
green infrastructure
A concept that highlights the importance of the natural environment in decisions about land use planning.
This term reflects the concept of emphasizing the importance of the natural environment in decisions about land use planning, such as clean water, shade, etc
green infrastructure
Growing Smart
A legislative guidebook focused on updating state legislation to encourage better planning and zoning laws
A legislative guidebook focused on updating state legislation to encourage better planning and zoning laws
Growing Smart
jobs/housing balance
A concept that communities should have an appropriate balance of housing and jobs; moves away from the bedroom suburb concept to create complete communities
This term refers to a concept of having an appropriate balance of housing and jobs. It moves away from the bedroom suburb concept to create "complete communities"
jobs/housing balance
maximum parking standards
an alternative to the traditional "minimum parking standard"; caps the amount of parking that any user can provide. Gets at the problem of overparking and excessive impervious cover
This term refers to a standard that gets at the problem of overparking and providing excessive impervious cover. It sets a cap at the amount of parking a business or development can provide
maximum parking standards
McMansion
A term that describes large houses that are mass produced and have perceived negative impacts
A term that describes large houses that are either mass produced by major home builders or part of infill development where the house is much larger than the surrounding homes
McMansion
New Urbanism
A movement that promotes compact, walkable neighborhoods. Principles of the charter of the Congress for the New Urbanism apply at regional, local, and neighborhood level
A movement that promotes compact, walkable neighborhoods. Concepts apply at the neighborhood, local, and regional level
New Urbanism
Smart Growth
A term used to describe planning for greater sustainability. Ten primary principles: (1) range of housing options; (2) walkable neighborhoods; (3) community and stakeholder collaboration; (4) foster distinctive, attractive places with a strong sense of community; (5) make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective; (6) mix land uses; (7) preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas; (8) variety of transportation choices; (9) direct development toward existing communities; (10) compact building design
This term describes planning for greater sustainability. Has 10 principles: housing choices; walkable; community collaboration; sense of place; predictable and fair decisions; mix land uses; preserve open space; transportation choices; direct development toward existing communities; and compact building design.
Smart Growth
Sustainable development
a term that describes the balancing of human needs with the protection of the natural environment so that the needs of the future population can be met. Balances environmental, social, and economic factors
A term used to describe the balancing of environmental, social, and economic factors so that the present and future population's needs can be met
sustainable development
teardown
A term that refers to the demolition of a home for the purpose of building a larger or newer home on the same lot
A term that refers to the demolition of a home for the purpose of building a larger or newer home on the same lot. Commonly occurs in large cities in neighborhoods convenient to employment centers
teardown
Telecommuting
Allows people to work from their home and use their telephone and computer to complete their work
A term that describes the practice of people working from their home and using their personal telephone and computer to complete their work
Telecommuting
Transit-oriented development
A mixed-use development designed to maximize access to public transit. Typically has a light rail, bus or other type of transit station at the center
A mixed-use development designed to maximize access to public transit. Typically has a light rail, bus or other type of transit station at the center
transit-oriented development
workforce housing
Can refer to almost any housing, but specifically refers to affordable housing. Refers to housing for the "critical workforce" such as teachers, nurses, police, etc
Can refer to almost any housing, but specifically refers to affordable housing. Refers to housing for the "critical workforce" such as teachers, nurses, police, etc
workforce housing