Planning Toolbox — Index

The tools are designed to help municipal leaders and planning commissioners implement the policies of Landscapes2. Successful implementation of the plan, requires partnering with local municipalities in order to bring growth and preservation together. They provide a series of actions available to municipalities and interested citizens that conserve energy, promote our economy, respect the environment, and achieve sustainable practices. Tools explore their value, their appropriateness based on the type of landscape your municipality is located, and provide a road map for how each can be implemented. To allow further exploration, case studies, examples and links are included.

Adaptive Reuse

Aging in Place

Agricultural Easements

Agricultural Zoning

Backyard Chicken Keeping

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities: Design

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities: Policy

Brownfield and Greyfield Redevelopment

Cluster/Open Space Development

Community Gardens

Community Supported Agriculture

Compact Development Design

Conservation Easements

Energy Audits for Municipalities

Farm Secondary Business

FarmersÂ’ Markets

Farmworker Housing

Floodplain Management and Protection

Form Based Codes and Zoning Ordinances

Green Development Codes/Ordinances

Green Roofs


Growth Boundaries

Hazardous Waste Programs

Historic Resource Preservation Planning

Historic Resource Protection Standards

Home Owner Association Open Space Management

Housing Diversity

Housing Rehabilitation

In-fill Development

Lighting: Outdoor Lighting

Mixed-use Development

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Native Plants and Controlling Invasive Species

Natural Resource Protection Ordinance

Parking Facilities: Design

Parking Facilities: Policy

Parkland Dedication and Fee-In-Lieu Ordinances

Performance Zoning

Power Grid Sufficiency for Electric Vehicles

Recycle and Reuse Programs

Recycling/Drop Off Recycling Centers

Residential Conversions

Riparian Buffers

Roadway Connectivity

Rural Center Zoning

Signs: Digital and Electronic Sign Regulation

Site Analysis Plan

Solid Waste Management

Steep Slope Protection

Stormwater Facilities Maintenance

Stormwater Facility Operation and Maintenance

Stormwater Management: Best Management Practices

Street Trees

TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Loads

Traditional Neighborhood Development

Transferable Development Rights (TDR)

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Transit Stops and Centers

Urban Green Spaces

Water Conservation

Wetland Protection