Urban Planning 1

hydrostatic pressure – Pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium, due to gravity. Causes water to leak into basements through cracks, joints, or even the porous concrete.
kentlands, md – one of the first attempts to develop a community using Traditional Neighborhood Design planning techniques (also known as neo-traditional new town planning) that are now generally referred to under the rubric of the New Urbanism. The New Urbanism is the concept of building from scratch a walkable, mixed-use city neighborhood or new town in order to provide an attractive alternative to the spread out, automobile-centric, subdivisions common to post-World War II American suburbia. Kentlands is built around a farmstead previously owned by Otis Beall Kent.
Tax deductible for landlord? (mortgage) – YES
appeal process for zoning issues – Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
Petitioner not happy with BZA decision still has due process – lawsuit
The American Planning Association and AICP help planners officials and citizens? – better serve their communities by providing research educational resources, practical advice and tools and up-to-date information on planning.
What are the features of the community plan? – 1. Expressive of community goals
2. focused on the physical environment
3. Long-range and general
4. Comprehensive
5. Based on careful analysis
6. Realistic, action-oriented.
do an exercise (collocation) – complete exercise
concentrate – to think very carefully about something you are doing and nothing else
What are some forms of legal challenges to planning activities? – (1) Government acts beyond its authority
(2) Required procedure is not followed
(3) Bad faith, bias and arbitrary enforcement
neighborhood scale – traditional→subdivision map, recent→specific plan
Bonus or Incentive Zoning – allowing increased residential densities if developers include some units for low income tenants, or other public service features, park, school, etc
City Farms (e.g. Perth city farm) – “Community run projects in urban areas which involve people working with animals and plants. Most rely heavily on volunteer labor. Essentially it is similar to the community Gardens, except it is a farm. It is also has a more educational aspect than simply producing produce as in the community gardens. Most city farms involve an education program. They allow for residents to interact with plants and animals and raise awareness of agriculture and farming for people who live in built-up areas.
do an exercise (collocation) – complete exercise
What continent has the highest percent of urban slums? – africa
Star – Radiocentric form with open spaces between the outreaching corridors of development
City Farms (e.g. Perth city farm) – "Community run projects in urban areas which involve people working with animals and plants. Most rely heavily on volunteer labor. Essentially it is similar to the community Gardens, except it is a farm. It is also has a more educational aspect than simply producing produce as in the community gardens. Most city farms involve an education program. They allow for residents to interact with plants and animals and raise awareness of agriculture and farming for people who live in built-up areas.
A curb break, or a place or way provided for vehicular entrance or exit between property and an abutting public street. – Curb cut:

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