U.S. Landscape Ordinances: An Annotated Reference Handbook / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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State-by-state listings and explanations of municipal landscapeordinancesIn U.S. Landscape Ordinances, Buck Abbey furnishes landscapearchitects, planners, land-use attorneys, and students with amuch-needed resource. This state-by-state presentation demystifiesthe complex planning laws and ordinances that determine landscapedesign parameters for more than 300 American cities. The authorhighlights sections of each ordinance that pertain to landscapearchitecture, boils the legalese down to plain English, explainsthe law's main purpose and regulatory function, and spells out thepractical implications from a design perspective.With the help of more than fifty diagrams and drawings that clarifycomplex spatial concepts, U.S. Landscape Ordinances reviews theentire spectrum of green laws currently on the books, includingordinances that cover: * Parking lots and vehicular use areas * Landscape buffers and screens * Street tree plantings * Open space design * Irrigation * Land clearing and building sitesThe product of ten years of painstaking research and analysis, U.S.Landscape Ordinances is a unique and invaluable tool forprofessionals in landscape design and municipal planning. It alsooffers a deep reservoir of information for students, municipallegislators, community activists, and anyone interested inunderstanding or developing a community's landscape ordinances.
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About 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.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION: 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.