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We continue to search for zoning and
land development code ideas. Of
special interest are successful incentives
and innovative approaches. A link to a
code, newspaper article or local
government would be appreciated.
CodeGreen USA, established under the
umbrella of Planning Associates, assists
local governments with planning, zoning
and land development codes.
|Featured Service - Green Audits
The "Green Audit" phase of CodeGreen
USA's mission includes a review of how the
local zoning and/or land development code
deals with project Location, Design, Green
factors, and Energy considerations as well as
a review of all applicable administrative
Using experience from over
30 years in the field, our
detailed code reviews note
whether positive intentions
are expressed for each
factor, if any specific stand-
ards are adopted and whether incentives are
available to applicants. Inconsistencies and
duplications are also evaluated.
Recent reviews have focused on provisions
for renewables. Our "Green Audit" assess-
ment is the framework for any related zoning
or land development code amendments.
CodeGreen USA, based in Florida and North Carolina,
provides services to jurisdictions across the country.
- Our mission is to assist counties, cities and towns in developing green and
sustainable land use plans, zoning and land development codes.
- Our “Green Audits” review adopted land use plans, zoning and land
development for barriers to greener development and evaluates how these
regulations address today’s sustainability, energy and climate change
- Our Lots 2 Green program assists communities to facilitate the reuse of
vacant lots and other urban lands for community gardens and farms,
mitigation, parks and open space areas.
Carron Day, AICP, CEP, CNU-A, Project Manager for PlanIt
EAST, the first ever regional planning forum for eastern North
Carolina, was also Project Manager for EnvisionEAST-2050,
a unique one-day collaborative visioning ULI Reality Check
event. Carron authored the Participants Guidebook,
recruited volunteer facilitators and scribes from across North
Carolina, lead in-person and on-line orientations, directed
analysis and authored the Summary Report.
Carron Day, AICP, CEP, CNU-A organized and moderated a
PlanIt EAST panel at the 2012 APA-North Carolina annual
conference in Wilmington NC.
“Proposed Amendments to the Florida Administrative
Code” by Carron Day featured in the Florida Land
Planning Associates participated at the National League of
Cities - Green Cities Conference and Expo, Portland, Oregon
"Going Green with Transit: Macro and Micro" presentation
at the Rail-Volution conference.
"Energy and Climate Change - Planners' Role and
Challenge" presentation at the annual conference of the
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association.
"From Downtowns to Greenfields - Latest in TND" at the
Florida Chamber's Growth Management Short Course.