The land development process has become increasingly complex and time-consuming over the years as developers are asked to satisfy a growing list of public objectives. While “all land use is still local”, there are more regulatory agencies involved at all levels of government than ever before.
The federal government is now heavily influencing local land development approvals through an expanding array of environmental regulations and new grant programs that encourage local governments to reform local land-use plans and policies. The building industry needs to get involved early in such reform efforts to ensure that its perspective and experience are represented and that proposed new policies are based in evidence, not just theory.
NAHB has developed Land Use 101 to better equip members and HBAs to effectively engage in these efforts as the pace of development picks back up with the best available resources from NAHB. It includes a series of MS PowerPoint presentations, with talking points in the notes page for each slide, which members and HBA staff can tailor for presentations in local and regional forums. When you download these slides, we encourage users to add slides containing local examples and data wherever possible to make the connection to local issues and debates.
Land Use 101 also includes NAHB briefing papers, credentialed research reports and other resources that support the advocacy logic used in the presentations. We also recommend that you print out all MS PowerPoint presentations using the “Notes” setting under “Print” function to have as talking points for presenting the PowerPoint slides.
- Creating Housing for Everyone (PPT)
- Creating Housing for All (brochure)
- Inclusionary Zoning Primer
- Inclusionary Zoning Incentives
- How Did They Do It? Discovering New Opportunities for Affordable Housing Research on State and Local Means to Increase Affordable Housing
- Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes
- Accessory Dwelling Units
- Accessory Dwelling Units (Blog)
- Missing Middle Housing Overview
- Form-based Codes (Blog)
- Why a "Ban" on Single-Family Zoning Should Be a Good Thing (Blog)
- Residences at Career Gateway: How Housing Can Provide the Foundation for a Healthy and Successful Life (Blog)
- The Challenge of Impact Fees (PPT)
- Infrastructure Finance: Does Your State Encourage Innovation?
- Alternative Infrastructure Financing Tools (PPT)
- Impact Fee Handbook
- Proportionate Share Impact Fees
- Overview of Special Purpose Taxing Districts
- Building for Tomorrow: Innovative Infrastructure Financing
- Infrastructure Solutions: Best Practices from Process-Oriented States
- Tax Increment Finance State-by-State Report
- Looking Behind the Curtain of Impact Fees
- Form-based Codes (PPT)
- Residential Streets (PPT)
- Residential Streets Overview
- Mixed-Use Development Challenges and Opportunities (PPT)
- American Mixed-Use Development After the Great Recession
- Mail Delivery and Cluster Box Units
- 2019 Design Trends
- Tree Ordinances Cluster Development – Value and Variety in Open Space
- Transfer of Development Rights
- Low-Impact Development (PPT)
- Taking Charge: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Land Use (Blog)