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Practical Law - Local Government Ordinances Toolkit
Practical Law (part of Westlaw) includes a Local Government Ordinances Toolkit. The toolkit includes general rules of statutory construction and guidelines for wireless facilities ordinances.
Practical Law - Regulations and Zoning
Practical Law (part of Westlaw) contains articles addressing land use topics including discussion of substantive issues, articles containing standard documents, standard clauses, and checklists.
Model codes, often proposed by an organization that has studies the land use issues at hand, can be a great jumping off point for your research. They will often be accompanied by some commentary that describes the development of the code, and may list municipalities that are known to have adopted the language in the model code.
Model Local Laws to Increase Resilience (NY)
Model laws from the NYS Department of State, Office of Planning and Development. Ch. 1 Basic Land Use Tools for Resiliency, Ch. 2 Wetland and Watercourse Protection Measures, Ch. 3 Coastal Shoreline Protection Measures, Ch. 4 Management of Floodplain Development, Ch. 5 Stormwater Control Measures.
Urban Runoff: Model Ordinances to Prevent and Control Nonpoint Source Pollution (EPA)
EPA website that gathers sample ordinances from across the country for the following topics: Aquatic Buffers, Erosion and Sediment Control, Open Space Development, Stormwater Control, Operation and Maintenance, Ilicit Discharges, Source Water Protection, and Miscellaneous Ordinances.
From Policy to Reality: Updated Model Ordinances for Sustainable Development (MN)
First developed by the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board in 2000, and currently updated by consultants to Minnesota GreenStep Cities and by other sources. This website has links to model ordinances under the following categories: Buildings and Lighting, Land Use, Transportation, Environmental Management, and Resilient Economic and Community Development.
In addition to these collections of model codes, model codes can be found on various websites, drafted by a variety of groups, relating to specific aspects of land use law.
The American Planning Association provides the text of several enabling acts and related materials.