U.S. Landscape Ordinances: An Annotated Reference Handbook / Edition 1

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Overview

State-by-state listings and explanations of municipal landscape ordinances

In U.S. Landscape Ordinances, Buck Abbey furnishes landscape architects, planners, land-use attorneys, and students with a much-needed resource. This state-by-state presentation demystifies the complex planning laws and ordinances that determine landscape design parameters for more than 300 American cities. The author highlights sections of each ordinance that pertain to landscape architecture, boils the legalese down to plain English, explains the law's main purpose and regulatory function, and spells out the practical implications from a design perspective.

With the help of more than fifty diagrams and drawings that clarify complex spatial concepts, U.S. Landscape Ordinances reviews the entire spectrum of green laws currently on the books, including ordinances that cover:
* Parking lots and vehicular use areas
* Landscape buffers and screens
* Street tree plantings
* Open space design
* Irrigation
* Land clearing and building sites

The product of ten years of painstaking research and analysis, U.S. Landscape Ordinances is a unique and invaluable tool for professionals in landscape design and municipal planning. It also offers a deep reservoir of information for students, municipal legislators, community activists, and anyone interested in understanding or developing a community's landscape ordinances.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Abbey (landscape architecture, Louisiana State U.) offers his colleagues and professionals or students in related fields summaries of the regulations affecting the practice in 300 US cities. He highlights pertinent sections of each ordinance, boils down the legalese, explains the purpose and functions, and spells out the practical implications from a design perspective. Parking lots, buffers, trees, open space, irrigation, clearing land for building, wetlands, erosion and drainage, and site design standards are among the factors regulated. Includes an extensive glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471292760
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

BUCK ABBEY, ASLA, is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University and a recognized authority on municipal landscape ordinances and site planning law. He is also President of Abbey Associates, Inc., a private landscape architecture and planning firm with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: LANDSCAPE ORDINANCES.
ANNOTATED LANDSCAPE ORDINANCES.
Alabama.
Alaska.
Arizona.
Arkansas.
California.
Colorado.
Connecticut.
Florida.
Georgia.
Hawaii.
Illinois.
Indiana.
Iowa.
Kansas.
Kentucky.
Louisiana.
City and Town Ordinances.
Parish Ordinances.
State Ordinances.
Louisiana Tree Ordinances.
Maine.
Maryland.
Massachusetts.
Michigan.
Minnesota.
Mississippi.
Missouri.
Nebraska.
Nevada.
New Hampshire.
New Jersey.
New Mexico.
New York.
North Carolina.
Ohio.
Oklahoma.
Oregon.
Pennsylvania.
South Carolina.
South Dakota.
Tennessee.
Texas.
Virginia.
Washington.
Wisconsin.
Appendices.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
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