Land Use in a Nutshell


Author: Robert R. Wright,Morton Gitelman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314238597

Category: Law

Page: 349

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Use this compact reference for a condensed study of the subject matter contained in most leading land use casebooks. Text provides coverage of common-law controls, private law devices, planning processes, land development regulation, zoning, and taxation. The last chapter addresses new influencing considerations in land use, such as energy and space.

Land Use in a Nutshell


Author: John R. Nolon,Patricia E. Salkin

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314163714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 1025

It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

Land Use in a Nutshell


Author: JOHN R. NOLON,Patricia Salkin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603010


Page: 467

View: 4730

This book reviews the common law principles that underpin modern land use regulations, including covenants and restrictions that work with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law and planning students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subject areas beneficial to their understanding of land use law.

Planning in the USA

Policies, Issues, and Processes


Author: J. Barry Cullingworth,Roger Caves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456902

Category: Architecture

Page: 552

View: 9949

This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached. This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include: a new chapter on planning and sustainability; a new discussion on the role of foundations and giving to communities; a discussion regarding the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans; a discussion on deindustrialization and shrinking cities; a discussion on digital billboards; a discussion on recent comprehensive planning efforts; a discussion on land banking; a discussion unfunded mandates; a discussion on community character; a companion website with multiple choice and fill the blank questions, and ‘test yourself’ glossary terms. This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.

International Place Branding Yearbook 2012

Managing Smart Growth and Sustainability


Author: F. Go,R. Govers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728255X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 1383

This third annual volume of the International Place Branding Yearbook looks at the case for applying brand and marketing strategies to the economic, social, political and cultural development of cities, towns and regions around the world to help them compete in the global, national and local markets. It focuses on sustainability and smart growth.

Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell


Author: Sara Bronin,Ryan Rowberry

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201569

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 617

View: 4358

Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell provides the leading in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Click here to read a book review of the first edition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Windows Vista in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference


Author: Preston Gralla

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553746

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 2244

This unique reference thoroughly documents every important setting and feature in Microsoft's new operating system, with alphabetical listings for hundreds of commands, windows, menus, listboxes, buttons, scrollbars and other elements of Windows Vista. With this book's simple organization, you'll easily find any setting, tool, or feature for the task you want to accomplish. Along with a system overview that highlights major changes, and a tour of the basics such as manipulating files and getting around the interface, Windows Vista in a Nutshell offers alphabetized references for these topics: The User Interface: Covers the Sidebar, Aero Glass, the new Control Panel layout, and applets, as well as how to customize animated windows, the desktop, Start menu, pop-up windows on the Taskbar, and more. The File System, Drives, Data, and Search: Discusses working with the new Windows Explorer, Virtual Folders, searches, indexing, saved searches, metadata, and sharing. The Internet and Networking: Examines TCP/IP, RSS, tabbed browsing, and anti-phishing features of Internet Explorer, plus cookie handling, parental control features, and more. Networking and Wireless: Offers an illustrated, step-by-step guide to setting up a home network; covers the Network Center, Sync Center, Hot Spot access, wireless management, collaboration, and sharing. Working with Hardware: Describes how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware--including keyboards, mice, monitors, USB devices, scanners, cameras, and sound devices--and how to add, install, and troubleshoot drivers. Security: Includes the Security Center, Windows Defender, User Account Protection, System Protection, Network Access Protection, WiFi encryption, Windows Firewall, file encryption, and more. Mobility: Explains Mobility Center settings, plugging a secondary monitor into your computer, and the new "network projection" feature for making presentations. Multimedia: Covers Windows Photo Gallery, Media Player, Media Center, podcasting features, connecting to and synching with MP3 players, recording TV and videos, making videos with Windows Movie Maker, and burning CDs and DVDs. The Command Prompt: Provides commands for working with files, utilities for troubleshooting the network, and instructions on how to create your own batch files. Appendixes include information on installation, keyboard shortcuts, common filename extensions, and more. Windows Vista in a Nutshell is your one-stop source for everything you need from Microsoft's latest operating system.

Statistics in a Nutshell


Author: Sarah Boslaugh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449361153

Category: Mathematics

Page: 594

View: 6918

An introduction to statistics covers the concepts of measurement and probability theory, correlation, inferential techniques, and statistical analysis.

Water law in a nutshell


Author: David H. Getches

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314211576

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 2854

Riparian Rights; Prior Appropriation; Hybrid Systems and Other Variations; Rights to Use the Surface of Waterways; Groundwater; Diffused Surface Waters; Federal and Indian Reserved Rights; Federal Control of Water and Water Development; Interstate Allocation; Water Service and Supply Organizations.

Japanese Landscapes

Where Land & Culture Merge


Author: Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, Shigeru Iijima

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813128931

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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" This revised and updated edition identifies the cultural factors and specific administrative agendas that have shaped the way we view ballistic missile technology. Three new sections connect our recent, sudden shifts in foreign policy to ongoing historical patterns. Whether cautioning against the Òalmost neurotic pursuit of absolute securityÓ or examining the powerful influence of religion on military buildup, Ernest J.Yanarella uncovers the deeply ingrained attitudes that will determine the future of American missile defense.

Windows XP in a Nutshell


Author: David Aaron Karp,Tim O'Reilly,Troy Mott

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596009007

Category: Computers

Page: 663

View: 8103

Discusses how to install, run, and configure Windows XP for both the home and office, explaining how to connect to the Internet, design a LAN, and share drives and printers, and includes tips and troubleshooting techniques.

Nanotechnology in a Nutshell

From Simple to Complex Systems


Author: Christian Ngô,Marcel Van de Voorde

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462390126

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 502

View: 3660

A new high-level book for professionals from Atlantis Press providing an overview of nanotechnologies now and their applications in a broad variety of fields, including information and communication technologies, environmental sciences and engineering, societal life, and medicine, with provision of customized treatments. The book shows where nanotechnology is now - a fascinating time when the science is transitioning into complex systems with impact on new products. Present and future developments are addressed, as well as a larger number of new industrial and research opportunities deriving from this domain. An overview for professionals, researchers and policy-makers of this very rapidly expanding field. Brief chapters and colour figures with a contained overall length make the book attractive at an attractive price - a must for every professional’s shelf. Mihail C. Roco, National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative, wrote the preface underlying the importance and weight of the present book to this exciting and epoch-awakening field of research and applications: “Nanotechnology is well recognized as a science and technology megatrend for the beginning of the 21st century. This book aims to show where nanotechnology is now - transitioning to complex systems and fundamentally new products - and communicates the societal promise of nanotechnology to specialists and the public. Most of what has already made it into the marketplace is in the form of “First Generation” products, passive nanostructures with steady behaviour. Many companies have “Second Generation” products, active nanostructures with changing behaviour during use, and embryonic “Third Generation” products, including 3-dimensional nanosystems. Concepts for “Fourth Generation” products, including heterogeneous molecular nanosystems, are only in research.”

Australia in a Nutshell

A Narrative History


Author: Frank G. Clarke

Publisher: Roseberg Pub

ISBN: 9781877058134

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1951

This book covers the history of the Australian continent from the arrival of the first humans about 1,000,000 years or so BC, up to the present. It also analyses the ecological and environmental impact of human beings on the continent. Frank Clarke is Professor in History at Macquarie University.

Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell


Author: John R. Nolon,Patricia E. Salkin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314264206

Category: Law

Page: 479

View: 9672

It traces the historical development of sustainable development and climate change law, showing that they appeared on the world stage at the same time and illustrating how they can be best understood, implemented, and practiced as a single body of law and policy. The book amply and ably illustrates the initiatives taken by all levels of government to achieve sustainable development, showing how these inititiatives provide important opportunities to manage, mitigate, and adapt to climate change. The Nutshell explains how the U.S. legal system fosters greenhouse gas reduction, energy conservation, and sustainable patterns of growth, including energy-efficient and sustainable buildings, the use of renewable energy resources, the protection of sequestering open space, and the adaptation of buildings and communities to sea level rise and natural disasters.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Permaculture in a Nutshell


Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230032

Category: Nature

Page: 75

View: 4677

Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

Restructuring land allocation, water use and agricultural value chains

Technologies, policies and practices for the lower Amudarya region


Author: John P. A. Lamers,Asia Khamzina,Inna Rudenko,Paul Vlek

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 384700297X

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 3769

Central Asia underwent an agricultural transformation in the 20th century that was neither efficient nor sustainable. There is a need for innovations that will remedy these deficits by reversing environmental degradation and ensuring poverty alleviation. This book provides science-based findings and recommendations for restructuring land and water use and agricultural value chains to enable ecologically and economically sound practices that increase resource use efficiency, rehabilitate ecosystem functions, and enhance rural incomes. Innovations were designed in concert with stakeholders. The prospective benefits are shown for the Khorezm region, part of the lower Amudarya region, Uzbekistan, but the findings can be extrapolated to regions facing similar agro-ecological challenges.

Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs: 2003


Author: William G. Gale,Janet Rothenberg Pack

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815707011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 5195

Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, this series contains studies on urban sprawl, crime, taxes, education, poverty, and related subjects. "This journal will set the tone for urban economics for the coming decades. It will play a major role not only in academia, but also in ensuring that we have better urban economic policy." - George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley Contents include: The Geography of Inequality in the United States 1950-2000 Douglas S. Massey and Mary J. Fischer (University of Pennsylvania) Getting Inside Accountability: Lessons from Chicago Brian A. Jacob (Kennedy School of Government) School Accountability Ratings and Housing Values Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger, and Gavin Samms Public School Finance and Urban School Policy: General vs Partial Equilibrium Analysis Thomas Nechyba Catching Cheating Teachers: The Results of an Unusual Experiment in Implementing Theory Brian A. Jacob and Steven D. Levitt Local Variation in Land Use Regulations Bengte Evenson and William C. Wheaton