Use Planning Strategies--
Mixed-use development is designed to encourage
a variety of community activities, locales and services to co-exist
in close proximity, thereby reducing the need for extensive
automobile travel. It is an antidote to the widely separated
live and work centers that are conducive to urban sprawl.
Neighborhoods, from Patterns of a Conservation Economy
Mixed Use and Urban Vitality examines the roles of preservation
and mixed use as two among several interconnected factors contributing
to urban vitality.
Key to Making Density Work, from the Urban Development
Section of the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Living Library, in Metropolis Magazine, profiles a Portland,
Oregon development with housing above a library and restaurant.
and Downtown Mixed-Use Development projects are featured
by the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
Mixed Use Development focuses on the experience of Santa
and Environmental Implications of School Siting, released
by the EPA in 2003, is the first study to empirically examine
the relationship between school locations, the built environment
around schools, how kids get to school, and the impact on air
emissions of those travel choices.
Land Institute offers for sale numerous books and other
printed publications addressing the subject of mixed-use development,
and Mixed Use Development Code Handbook
From Oregon's Transportation and Growth Management program,
this downloadable handbook (PDF) encourages smart commercial
and mixed-use development through public policies and land use
ordinances. It includes best practices and a model ordinance.
The City of Tucson, Arizona's, Gateways to Downtown, Stone Avenue
project includes a Mixed-Use Development Prototype available
as a PDF file, that incorporates housing, retail and office
Mixed-Use Strategic Plan
The City of La Mesa, California, is implementing a Mixed Use Strategic Implementation Plan to assist in the development of flexible and performance-based development regulations for mixed-use development.
NIMBY to Good Neighbor: Recent Studies Reinforce that Apartments
are Good for a Community
A white paper from the National Multi Housing Council/National
Apartment Association collects and distills academic reports
that disarm several perennial NIMBY complaints. The publication
may be downloaded.
Smart Bylaws Guide--Mixing Uses
This reference from the West Coast Environmental Law website describes mixed-use communities and offers examples and further references.
Last updated: December 2, 2004
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