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American Citizen Planner continues to build a library of fact sheets and bulletins to help local officials.  The way people occupy the land has put increasing pressure on its natural resources. Policies created in an effort to address competing and often incompatible land uses are compounding the problem. Local planning officials and zoning boards are responsible for guiding the growth and development of their communities, and are often faced with complex and unfamiliar land use planning and regulation issues. For most, information is the key to responsible growth and effective land use decision making.  A selective sample of resources include the following:

Better Designs for Development in Michigan: Putting Conservation into Local Land Use Regulations
Cortright, Rod and Arendt, Randall. Michigan State University Extension, 2003, 11 pages.

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