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Traffic & Highways


Golf Courses

Some of the Issues We Can Help You Win
(Anywhere in the USA)

Air Pollution & Sprawl


Aquatic Resource Protection



Environmental Justice

Environmental Site Design

ESP: Exposed Soil = Pollution

Fire & Rural Growth

Golf Courses

Historic Resource Threats

Transfer Stations, Incinerators, Recycling, Composting, Sewage Sludge & Other Waste Facilities

Land Preservation

Light Trespass

Making Pollution Laws Work




Property Value

Schools & Growth

Special Exceptions & Conditional Uses


Transmission Lines

Watershed Audit

Zoning & Rezoning


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How To Win Land Development Issues

To download the entire 300-page book click the following title:

How To Win Land Development Issues

You can also download individual chapters by clicking the green-colored text below. 

Cover, Contents, Secrets of Success & Introduction (55 KB)

Chapter 1: The Easy Solution (65 KB)

Chapter 2: The Basic Approach to Identifying & Resolving Quality of Life Issues

Chapter 3: Affordable Housing

Chapter 4: Air Quality

Chapter 5: Aquatic Resources

Chapter 6: Bicycling

Chapter 7: Community Atmosphere

Chapter 8: Crime

Chapter 9: Environmental Justice

Chapter 10: Fire

Chapter 11: Historic & Archaeological Resources

Chapter 12: Light Trespass

Chapter 13: Neighborhood Conservation

Chapter 14: Noise

Chapter 15: Odor

Chapter 16: Open Space Preservation

Chapter 17: Parks & Recreation

Chapter 18: Poverty

Chapter 19: Property Ownership

Chapter 20: Property Taxes

Chapter 21: Property Value

Chapter 22: Schools

Chapter 23: Traffic

Chapter 24: Visual Impacts

Chapter 25: Walking

Chapter 26: Wildlife

Chapter 27: Growth Management Process

Chapter 28: The Decision-Makers

Chapter 29: Zoning

Chapter 30: Annexation

Chapter 31: Variances & Waivers

Chapter 32: Development Review Process

Chapter 33: Public Participation

Chapter 34: Permits & Other Approvals

Chapter 35: Researching Strategy Options

Chapter 36: Mobilizing Support For Your Strategy

Chapter 37: Negotiate with the Applicant

Chapter 38: Working with Regulatory Staff

Chapter 39: Lobbying Key Decision-Makers

Chapter 40: Legal Action

Chapter 41: Changing the Law

Chapter 42: Electing & Retaining Decision-Makers Committed To Responsible Growth Management

A Closing Word on Strategy & Persistence

How CEDS Can Help

Other CEDS Publications

The following publications are only available online. Copies cannot be mailed out.

CEDS Quality of Life Impact Review Checklist (35 KB)

Community Meeting Samples: Flyer, Factsheet, Pledge Form, Volunteer Survey Form, and Meeting Outline (26 KB)


Salmon, Lake Quality, Wetlands & Development Impacts - An Example of CEDS Analysis

Trout & Watershed Development - Factsheet (26 KB)

EIS Critique Example: Charlottesville VA Bypass

Trout & Development - An Example of CEDS Analysis (81 KB)

Example of How CEDS Can Assess Pollution Sources & Quickly Improve Water Quality (161 KB)

How Much Development is Too Much for Streams, Rivers, Lakes, Tidal Waters & Wetlands? (218 KB)

The Effects of Marinas & Boating Activity Upon Tidal Waterways (65 KB)

Buffers for Stream, Lake & Wetland Protection (24 KB)


Traffic & Highways

Highway Battles & How They Are Won (68 KB)

Traffic & Neighborhood Quality of Life (86 KB)

EIS Critique Example: Expansion of I-93 in New Hampshire

Example of a Strategy to Preserve Quality of Life from Highway Impacts (243 KB)

Traffic Impact Evaluation Procedures: Traffic Count, Sight-Distance and Speeds (58 KB)

Highways, Stream & Reservoir Pollution & Induced Growth: An Example of a CEDS Analysis (76 KB)



Citizen Perspectives on Siting Solid Waste Facilities (564 KB)

Sample CEDS Analysis of a Proposed Landfill (1,302 KB)


Golf Courses

Protecting the Aquatic Environment from the Effects of Golf Courses (3 MG)

Golf Courses & the Aquatic Environment (21 KB)

Effects of Meeting House Golf Club Upon Edgartown Great Pond (79 KB)

EPA Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Golf Courses (303 KB)

Comparison of Highest Pesticide Concentrations Detected at Golf Courses with Water Quality Criteria (20 KB)


Everyone Wins! A Citizens Guide to Development,
by CEDS president Richard Klein, may be ordered from the
American Planning Association.

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