Creating Designs for Planned Communities

Daniel R. Mandelker

Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

May 23, 2012

Designing Planned Communities, 2010
Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-04

This is the second chapter in a book, Designing Planned Communities (2010), that reviews the concepts and ideas that go into the design of planned communities, and explores how local governments can encourage and provide for their good design through land-use regulation. Planned communities require a number of design solutions: a design for the entire project as well as designs at the site, building, and streetscape levels. The discussion of these issues in this chapter assumes a planned community large enough to need design solutions at the project level and for a number of subsidiary elements such as mixed-use centers, neighborhoods, sites, buildings, and streetscapes. Many of these design solutions are also required in smaller planned communities such as mixed-use communities. All planned communities need a neighborhood design, for example, and all must consider designs for buildings and their sites. This is true even of cluster housing. The chapter surveys the design ideas, concepts, and solutions that are available for planned communities and for each level within these communities. The entire book can be downloaded by going to the author's profile on Washington University Law School's website.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: planned communities, design, land-use regulation, local governments

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Date posted: May 24, 2012  

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Mandelker, Daniel R., Creating Designs for Planned Communities (May 23, 2012). Designing Planned Communities, 2010; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2065233

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Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law ( email )
Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
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