Classifying and Defining Uses and Building Forms

Zoning Practice — September 2005

By Mark White, AICP


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This article discusses how defining and classifying uses is the heart of conventional zoning systems.


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Sept. 1, 2005
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About the Author

Mark White, AICP
Mark White is an attorney and urban planner whose practice emphasizes drafting zoning, subdivision and land development codes. He has completed over 150 development code updates, zoning regulations, and comprehensive plan/smart growth implementation projects for local governments in 36 states. He has published over 22 books and articles on planning issues, including the American Planning Association’s model land development code. He is a member of the North Carolina and Missouri Bars, AICP, and the American Planning Association. Mr. White has a JD and Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.