Publications & Handouts

Please check back frequently as we continue to grow our publications library!

Land Use Planning & Community Development

What is Planning and Why Should a Community Plan?
Land Use Planning in Colorado
Master Plan Primer
Updating the Master Plan and Land Use Regulations
Three Mile Plans
Using Economic and Population Forecasts for Community Planning
Capital Improvements
Planning Tips on Running Public Hearings
Parliamentary Procedure - Helpful Tips
Open Meetings
Ex Parte,Contacts
Conflicts of Interest
How to Encourage Citizen Involvement
CCI's Report on 35-acre Subdivision Exemption in Colorado
Preparing an RFP for Consulting Services (link to article on APA website)

Best Practices Report

Best Practices in Natural Hazards Planning and Mitigation

Handbooks and How-To's

The Colorado Brownfields Handbook
Intergovernmental Agreement Handbook
Colorado Community Sustainability Guide: Self Assessment Tool
How to Encourage Citizen Involvement
Questions to Ask When Adopting or Revising a Master Plan
Preparing an RFP for Consulting Services (link to article on APA's website)
Small Community Park and Recreation Planning Standards
Choosing a Consultant

Sustainability Information

Colorado Community Sustainability Guide: Self Assessment Tool
Water Efficient Landscape Design Model Ordinance
WaterWise Landscaping Best Practices Manual: A Companion to the Landscape Design Ordinance
Sustainable Community Development Code (RMLUI)
Healthy Community Design: Success Stories from State and Local Leaders
EPA's Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments
Best Practices for Climate Protection: A Local Government Guide (ICLEI)
Planning for Climate Change in the West (LILP and Sonoran Institute)
10 Steps to a Living Downtown (Brookings Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy)
ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolki

Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Energy Management and Conservation: Municipal Best Practices (CML)
Energy Efficiency in Government Operations and Facilities (EPA)
Bringing Home the Benefits of Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Households (SGN)
What Every Westerner Should Know About Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Colorado's Wind Resources Map

Impact Fees & Related

Paying for Growth: Impact Fees Under Senate Bill 15 (handout from CML Workshop, 2001)
San Miguel County Employee Housing Mitigation Support Study
Durango 9-R School District School Land Dedication Study
Mancos Street Impact Fee (and Study)
Chaffee County School Land Dedication/Fees in Lieu Study
Lake County Public Facilities Mitigation Fee, Support Study
Rio Blanco Road and Bridge Impact Fee Support Study

Development Impact Analyses

Development Impact Analysis for Town of Pagosa Springs (2001)
Development Impact Analysis for the Town of Rico (2000)
Development Impact Analysis for the Town of Ridgway (2001)
Development Impact Analysis for Archuleta County (2002)
Development Impact Analysis: 10 Year Outlook for Montrose County (2002)

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