Putting Sustainable Zoning into Practice

Zoning Practice — July 2013

By Elizabeth Garvin, AICP



This article provides a survey of current and emerging sustainable zoning provisions available at the local level, with an overview of the purpose and general approach for each category of regulation.


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July 1, 2013
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American Planning Association

About the Author

Elizabeth Garvin, AICP
Elizabeth has 26 years of experience preparing zoning codes for communities across the country, including traditional and FBC/hybrid codes, subdivision regulations, and sustainability standards. Lately, she spends a lot of making sign codes Reed compliant. Prior to founding Community ReCode, Elizabeth was the planning director for a corporate consulting group, practiced law, and worked at a well-regarded boutique planning firm. Ms. Garvin is an advisory board member for the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and is a frequent speaker and author on planning and regulatory topics, including the July 2019 APA Zoning Practice article: A Framework for Promoting Equity Through Zoning.