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General Code Publishers Website
A very helpful and extensive list of municipal codes on-line
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
"The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research organization involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. The Center employs a variety of methods to pursue its stated aim, engaging in research, classification, extrapolation, and exhibition.
Planning Commissioners Journal's "Planners Web"
"Resources on City Planning, Regional Planning, Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Issues"
SUNetwork - Sustainable USA Network
You can access local or regional sustainability resources, news and information on sustainability issues in the U.S., searchable databases, and many more resources.
Community Rights Counsel - Taking Back Community Rights
"A public interest law firm defending laws that make our communities healthier, more livable and socially just"
LUFNET [Land Use Forum Network, Inc.] Collaborative Land Development Planning Process
"This web site will teach you a community building, collaborative process for planning each land development to be sustainable, enhance the environment, and vitalize the existing neighborhood."
Smart Growth Network Home Page
"The Network helps create national, regional, and local coalitions to encourage metropolitan development that is: Environmentally smart... Fiscally smart... Economically and socially smart..."
- United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development
Farmland Information Center
The Farmland Information Center (FIC) is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. The FIC is a public/private partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and American Farmland Trust (AFT,) which was authorized by the federal Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA). The FIC provides an online collection of laws, literature, statistics and sample documents on farmland protection and stewardship.
- Land Trust Alliance
- Smart Growth Online
Cornell's Legal Information Institute: Law about...Land Use
Includes an overview of land use law as well as extensive links to federal, state and local sources.
NYU School of Law Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Home Page
Numerous links for Land Use Law, links and cases on takings, and resources on environmental justice.
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
The leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development.
- Smart Communities Network: Creating Energy Smart Communities
United States Bureau of Land Management - National Home Page
"It is the mission of the Bureau of Land Management to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations."
- United States Environmental Protection Agency Homepage
- New EPA Web Site - Resource for Smart Growth, Environmental Protection
- Department of State and click on "Local Government Services"
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Internet Law Library: Land use, zoning, real property, and historical preservation law
"The Internet Law Library (formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library) was originally provided ... to make the law (particularly the U.S. Code) available to the public." This particular section of the Internet Law Library contains extensive resources for federal and nation-wide state law.
Home Page for the President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)
"Between June 1993 and June 1999, the PCSD has advised President Clinton on sustainable development and develops bold, new approaches to achieve economic, environmental, and equity goals. We are committed to the achievement of a dignified, peaceful, and equitable existence."
- Consensus Building Institute Inc
- Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium
- U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
- Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia
- The Conflict Resolution Information Source
- Policy Consensus Initiative
- Concur Inc.
- Resolve Inc.
- Association for Conflict Resolution
- Community Stewardship Exchange
- Sustainable Communities Network
- Center for Watershed Protection
New York Planning Federation
The mission of the New York Planning Federation is "To promote sound planning, land use and zoning practice in New York State so that orderly growth and development may occur balanced with necessary resource conservation."