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John Theilacker, AICP

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John Theilacker, AICP
Associate Director
Brandywine Conservancy
(610) 388-8389
Planning

Bio

John serves as Brandywine Conservancy’s Associate Director of the Environmental Management Center. He manages the Municipal Assistance Program, which develops and implements planning techniques that recognize ecological principles in the context of economic, social and political realities. A Certified Planner, John has over 28 years of experience in land use and environmental planning in PA, MD, VA, and OR.


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Guide Listings

Transfer of Development Rights
John is a contributing author to the Conservancy’s Transfer of Development Rights manual and assists municipalities and others interested in creating TDR programs.

Traditional Neighborhood Development
John develops and implements planning techniques that recognize ecological principles in the context of economic, social and political realities.

Steep Slope Ordinance
John directs the Brandywine Conservancy’s Municipal Assistance Program. A Certified Planner, John has over 28 years of experience in land use and environmental planning.

Agricultural Protection Zoning
John directs the Brandywine Conservancy’s Municipal Assistance Program. A Certified Planner, John has over 28 years of experience in land use and environmental planning.

Riparian Buffer Protection via Local Government Regulation
Theilacker is a coauthor of this guide and has decades of land use planning experience.

Library Items Authored

Riparian Buffer Protection via Local Regulation: A Guide and Model Ordinance for Pennsylvania Municipalities
Riparian buffers - forested or otherwise vegetated lands bordering water bodies - deliver tremendous water quality and other public benefits. Pennsylvania municipalities may ensure the protection ...

Transferable Development Rights (TDRs)
Presentation regarding Transfer of Development Rights and implementation of TDRs.

Details Applicable to the Inclusion of Non-Commercial Solar and Wind Systems in the Municipal Zoning Ordinance
Guidance on establishing zoning regulations for non-commercial solar and wind systems that expands on the content available in the ConservationTools.org guide "Zoning for Non-Commercial Solar and W...

Introduction to Solar and Wind Energy Technologies
This two page document provides basic descriptions of solar and wind energy systems. It serves as a supplement to the ConservationTools.org guide "Zoning for Non-Commercial Solar and Wind Systems".

Steep Slope Ordinance
Municipalities use zoning regulations to limit disturbance of steep slopes in order to prevent erosion, reduce the risk of dangerous landslides, and preserve scenic hillsides. (Print version of Con...

Zoning for Solar and Wind Energy Systems
Regulating rooftop solar energy systems is not generally recommended. However, Pennsylvania municipalities may adopt zoning regulations to govern the installation and operation of them as well as o...

Transfer of Development Rights
Transfer of Development Rights is a zoning technique that conserves land by redirecting development that would otherwise occur on the land (the sending area) to a receiving area suitable for denser...