Land Use

Item Description
Current Status Informal Discussion
Potential Implementing Agencies Municipal and county planning agencies
Potential Founding/Sponsoring Organizations American Planning Association

Analysis -- Future Potential and Adoption

Municipal and county governments have a deep interest in land use. Though land use is related to zoning, it is not necessarily the same.Most cities in the United States have some kind of zoning code, but not all of them, and actual land use is often equally important for planning purposes. The American Planning Association (APA) has developed the Land Based Classification Standards which provides planners with a consistent model for classifying land uses based on their characteristics.

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