L3 - How Planning is Put into Practice

There are established mechanisms that put planning into practice at the State, regional, and local level. Examples include enabling legislation, comprehensive plans, zoning, and subdivision land development ordinances. The nomenclature and regulatory authority associated with these mechanisms may vary, but they all provide a common ground for planning. This factsheet describes how planning responsibilities are organized and how these mechanisms are carried out at State, multijurisdictional, and local levels.

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