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Providence, Rhode Island.
Proposed Zoning Heights, Sasaki Vision Providence 2020.

Municipal Master and/or Comprehensive Plans

  • Comprehensive Planning, Wikipedia. Skim, to review.
  • Gerckens, Laurence C., Planning ABC's, Comprehensive Plan, Plannng Commissioners Journal, 2003.
  • Chandler, Michael. Developing the Comprehensive Plan, Plannng Commissioners Journal, No.10, pp.1-4, June 1993.
  • Chandler, Michael. The 21st Century Comprehensive Plan. Plannng Commissioners Journal, No.31, pp.5-6, Summer 1998.
  • Duerksen, Citizen's Guide
    • chapter 3, "Comprehensive plan", pp. 37-62. provided
    • chapter 4, "What are we trying to achieve?", pp. 63-76. provided
    • chapter 5, "Putting the plan to work—implementation", pp.77-135. provided, read week two
  • Tyler, Norman and Ward, Robert M. Planning and Community Development, chapter 4, The Comprehensive Plan, 2010, pp.53-68. provided, read week two
  • Rouse, David AICP, Todd Michael Chandler, and Jon Arason, AICP. The 21st Century Comprehensive Plan. APA National Planning Conference, 1999. (Word document) Peruse; skim Annapolis study. Note: this article is the framework for listing 'attributes', with examples, below.

Attributes of Recent Comprehensive Plans Peruse

Links to examples referenced in Rouse, David AICP, Todd Michael Chandler, and Jon Arason, AICP. The 21st Century Comprehensive Plan. APA National Planning Conference, 1999. (Word document)

Extra Reading and Resources

Products

Examples

Rhode Island, Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program

Boulder, Colorado

Seattle, Washington

Florida

Growth Management and Comprehensive Planning, Division of Community Planning, Florida Department of Comunity Affairs

"Despite these challenges, the comprehensive plan has resurfaced as a potent planning tool in the 1990's. Several factors have contributed to this reemergence. Over the past several decades a number of states adopted statutes requiring local jurisdictions to prepare comprehensive plans. These state planning mandates have been subject to criticism that, like the Section 701 program, they result in formulaic "compliance plans" with little incentive for local creativity. Perhaps the most extreme example, Florida's Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act, prescribes plan contents in detail, leaving little latitude for variation or interpretation. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that state planning mandates have provided considerable momentum for local comprehensive planning. More recent statutes, such as Maryland's Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Act of 1992, allow more flexibility in the content and policy direction of local plans within general guidelines set by the State."
In Rouse, David AICP, Todd Michael Chandler, and Jon Arason, AICP. The 21st Century Comprehensive Plan. APA National Planning Conference, 1999. Preview.

Massachusetts
    • Municipal Preservation Plans, Massachusetts Historical Commission, 03/22/01.See links (under "Attributes...") below to examples of comprehensive plans reference in this papers

North Carolina