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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247, as reenacted and amended)

2015
The MPC (Act of 1968, P.L.805, No.247) empowers counties and municipalities, individually or jointly, to plan their development and to govern the same by zoning, subdivision and land development ordinances and additional tools.
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Structural Soils & Stormwater Management: Virginia Tech's Mini Parking Lot

Fact sheet investigating new innovations in stormwater management
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Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions

2012
Meeting fundamental human needs while preserving the life support systems of planet Earth will require a world-wide acceleration of today's halting progress in a transition toward sustainability. Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions presents a plethora of subject matters in urban sustainability and provides both instructors and students with in-depth knowledge about crosscutting issues, concepts, and solutions inherent in modern sustainability thinking. This broad-based text illustrates how cities can and have applied concepts such as Ecological Footprint, modeling urban sustainability, sustainability indicators, urban adaptation, and climate action planning into their programs, policies, and urban planning and design.
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York County Sustainable Landscaping Model Ordinance

2014
Authors: Mary Kline
Organizations/Sources: York County Planning Commission
The purpose of the landscaping regulations contained in this Ordinance is to enhance health and safety, as well as the quality of life, in the Municipality. These regulations provide for Screening and buffering; aid in the reduction of noise, heat, and glare; minimize erosion and sedimentation; and establish a healthier environment.
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Zoning (Planning Series #4)

2003
The zoning ordinance can be a confusing document to the average person who is confronted with a myriad of rules and regulations. The zoning ordinance should not be maligned for being complicated. Land use regulation is a complicated endeavor. What is needed is some basic information that explains zoning, the ordinance, its development and its administration. This publication is designed to fulfill some of that need.
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