Land Use Tracker Newsletter - Chronological Archive

  • Winter 2013-14, Volume 13, Issue 3
    • Lakes, Lawns and Shorelands: The Human Equation
    • Coastal Cities Trail Inventory Complete
    • Urban Agriculture in Practice: Riverview Gardens
    • Calendar of Events
  • Fall 2013, Volume 13, Issue 2
    • Green Cemeteries: A Tool for Sustainable Communities
    • The Presence of Sustainable Zoning in Wisconsin Cities
    • What is Happening to Honey Bees in Wisconsin?
    • Calendar of Events
  • Summer 2013, Volume 13, Issue 1
    • Capitalizing on Wetlands as Community Assets
    • Steps for Identifying Wetlands
    • New Tools for Considering Wetlands in Watershed Planning
    • Using Local Wetland Policies to Advance Planning Goals
    • DNR Lake Grants Offer Wetland Project Funding Opportunities
    • Field-Based Workshops Help Local Officials Administer Wetland Land Use Policies
    • Test Your Knowledge of Wetlands

  • Spring 2013, Volume 12, Issue 4
    • Planning for Healthy Communities
    • Paving the Way for Complete Streets
    • Survey Reveals Community Preferences
    • Calendar of Events

  • Winter 2012, Volume 12, Issue 3
    • Addressing Food System through Comprehensive and Sustainability Plans
    • Regional Food Systems Portal Provides Access to Data, Maps and Resources
    • Solar Communities: Planning for Solar Energy
    • Time to Appoint New Plan Commission Members
    • Calendar of Events

  • Fall 2012, Volume 12, Issue 2
    • Placemaking: A Tool for Rural and Urban Communities
    • Land Use Community of Practice: An Extension Resource for Wisconsin Planners
    • New Well Water Quality Viewer Provides a Window into Wisconsin's Buried Treasure
    • Livestock Siting Law Preempts Local Regulation
    • Calendar of Events

  • Summer 2012, Volume 12, Issue 1
    • Tracking the Rate of Farmland Loss in Wisconsin Counties
    • Isolated Forest Patches Lose Species, Diversity
    • The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Wisconsin Counties
    • The Economic Impact of Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin
    • New Plan Commission Handbook Available
    • Calendar of Events

  • Spring 2012, Volume 11, Issue 4
    • Planning and Zoning for "Frac Sand" Mining
    • Alternative Lawn Care Practices for Wisconsin
    • CLUE Unveils New Website
    • Legislative Changes Related to Planning, Zoning and Land Use Regulation
    • New Plan Commission Handbook Available
    • Calendar of Events
  • Winter 2011, Volume 11, Issue 3
    • Planning for High Water
    • New GIS-Based Toolkit
    • Solar Permitting Update
    • Calendar of Events

  • Fall 2011, Volume 11, Issue 2
    • Planning for Airports: The Role of Local Government
    • Working with the New Impervious Surface Standard
    • Comparing Zoning Systems through Spatial Modeling
    • Helping Wisconsin Residents Save Money through Water Efficiency
    • Calendar of Events

  • Summer 2011, Volume 11, Issue 1
    • Solar Power: What Local Government Can Do
    • Role of the Plan Commission
    • Court Rules Zoning Amendment May Nullify Conditional Use Permit
    • New Publications Focus on Shoreland and Wetland Zoning
    • Staff Update
    • Calendar of Events

  • Spring 2011, Volume 10, Issue 4
    • Location Efficiency and Housing Type: Boiling it Down to BTUs
    • Roles and Responsibilities of the Zoning Board
    • Wind Siting Rules Suspended
    • State Budget Update
  • Winter 2010, Volume 10, Issue 3
    • Creating a "Third Place"
    • CLUE Offers Plan Commission and Zoning Board Workshops
    • New Wind Energy Rules to Go Into Effect
    • Platting Law Changes
    • GIS Applications for Managing Working Lands and Operations
    • Meet the New DNR Shoreland Zoning Team

  • Fall 2010, Volume 10, Issue 2
    • Principles of Community Placemaking
    • Farming on the Edge: Land Use and Economic Impacts of Agricultural Land Conversion
    • Burning Biomass is a Hot Topic in Wisconsin
    • Staff Update

  • Summer 2010, Volume 10, Issue 1
    • 2010 Updates to Wisconsin's Comprehensive Planning Law
    • Changes to Wisconsin's Platting Laws
    • State Shoreland Development Rules Updated

  • Spring 2010, Volume 9, Issue 4
    • Lawns: A Large Part of Wisconsin's Landscape
    • What Happened to the Phosphorous?  Homeowner Information on New Turf Fertilizer Restrictions
    • 2009 Wisconsin Planning and Zoning Case Law Update

  • Winter 2009, Volume 9, Issue 3
    • Creativity, Culture, Community, Commerce
    • Planning for Arts and Culture
    • GIS Mapping of Cultural Assets: The Case of Madison

  • Fall 2009, Volume 9, Issue 2
    • Managing Controversy: The Case for Community Dialogue
    • Urban Chickens Raise Unique Land Use Questions
  • Summer 2009, Volume 9, Issue 1
    • Are We Drinking Our Land Use Habits?
    • Landscape Features that Drive Parcelization
    • Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee Completes Budget Work; Adopts Working Lands Initiative
    • Status of County GIS Mapping

  • Spring 2009, Volume 8, Issue 4
    • The Roots of Landscape Change: Parcelization
    • Capital Improvement Plan Factsheet
    • State Budget/Federal Stimulus Highlights

  • Winter 2008, Volume 8, Issue 3
    • Livable Communities: A Blueprint for Small Communities
    • Planning for Walkable/Bikable Communities
    • Planning for Third Places
    • Miskowiak to Spearhead GIS Center at UWSP

  • Fall 2008, Volume 8, Issue 2
    • Governor's Task Force on Global Warming: Proposed Policies for Energy Efficient Communities
    • Land Use Impacts of Renewable Energy
    • Wisconsin's Energy Independent Community Partnership
    • Climate Change Summit: Wisconsin Communities Take Action

  • Summer 2008, Volume 8, Issue 1
    • Planning for Your Airport: The Tiem is Now
    • Targeting Priority Working Lands and Operations
    • What is LESA?
  • Spring 2008, Volume 7, Issue 4
    • Mitigation Planning for Natural Hazards
    • The Transportation Aspect of Disaster Planning
    • With Growing Hope: A Study of the August 2007 Kickapoo Flood in the Village of Gays Mills
    • Disaster Planning and Recovery Resources

  • Winter 2007, Volume 7, Issue 3
    • Planning for Community Food Systems
    • Can Eating Local "Save the Environment?"
    • Farming Subdivisions: Problematic or Promising?
    • Community Gardens: For Now or Forever?

  • Fall 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2
    • The Impact of Wisconsin's Public Participation Requirement on Local Comprehensive Plans
    • Mapping Meaning and the Meaning of Maps
    • Is Your Community Planning to Protect Its Drinking Water?
    • Plan Commission Workshops

  • Summer 2007, Volume 7, Issue 1
    • Dakota County Program Aims to Preserve Farmland and Natural Areas
    • The First Year of the Livestock Facility Siting Law
    • Regulatory Approaches to Conservation Subdivisions in Wisconsin
    • Legal Update: Zoning Boards May Consider Zoning Official Mistake
    • Leadership Program Aims to Ease Workforce Challenges in Wisconsin's County Zoning Offices
    • CLUE Workshops

  • Spring 2007, Volume 6, Issue 4
    • Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative
    • Garber and Robertson: Frequently Asked Questions
    • State and Local Steps for Successful Farmland Preservation
    • The Pension Protection Act of 2006
    • TDR Program One of Many Protection Practices Used in Western Wisconsin
    • Farmland Protection Strategies in Southern Wisconsin
    • Northeast Wisconsin Considers Itself the "Heart of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry"
  • Winter 2006, Volume 6, Issue 3
    • Status of Comprehensive Planning and Educational Needs in Wisconsin
    • Transfer of Development Rights
    • Designing Communities for Active Lifestyles
    • Shoreland Protection Rule Revisions Move Forward: Focus Groups Finalize Recommendations
    • New Publications for 2006

  • Fall 2006, Volume 6, Issue 2
    • Sustainable Communities: Lessons from Wisconsin and Sweden
    • Regional Collaboration: A Framework for Solving Complex Planning Problems
    • Adopting More Stringent Standards for Livestock Facility Siting
    • Effort to Update Shoreland Protection Rules Enters New Phase: Groups to Focus on Areas Criticized in Original Proposal

  • Summer 2006, Volume 6, Issue 1
    • Planning on the Cutting Edge Requires Fine Honing - What if in Waupaca County
    • New Technology for Manure Management
    • Regulatory Options Under the Livestock Facility Siting Law and Rule

  • Spring 2006, Volume 5, Issue 4
    • Honing an Old Land Use Tool: Regulating Rural Land Division at the Town Level
    • Comprehensive Planning in Wisconsin: Are Communities Planning to Protect Their Groundwater? Part III

  • Winter 2005, Volume 5, Issue 3
    • Comprehensive Planning in Wisconsin: Are Communities Planning to Protect Their Groundwater?
    • L-THIA - Three Versions, Three Groups, Three Projects
    • Is Municipal Financing of Storm Water Projects Failing?
    • Legal Update: New Quorum and Alternate Requirements for Zoning Boards

  • Fall 2005, Volume 5, Issue 2
    • Retirements in County Zoning Offices Spur New Ideas for Facilitating Workforce Succession
    • CLUE Initiates Parcelization Study
    • Legal Update: New Court Decisions Regarding Conditional Use Permits and New Court Decision Impacts Zoning Boards
    • Staff update
    • New Publications
  • Summer 2005, Volume 5, Issue 1
    • Do Wisconsin's "Smart Growth" Plans Conform to Smart Growth Principles?
    • CLUE-in on Technology - Web Mapping for Comprehensive Planning
    • Legal Update - Nonconforming Structures

  • Spring 2005, Volume 4, Issue 4
    • Comprehensive Planning in Wisconsin: Are Communities Planning to Protect Their Groundwater?
    • Fostering Outreach Education and Public Involvement with GIS
    • Sustainable Sweden Workshop Visits Ashland
    • Legislative Updates

  • Winter 2004, Volume 4, Issue 3
    • Tapping the New APA Energy Policy Guide to Make Wisconsin's Smart Growth Law Even Smarter
    • The Role of Energy in Comprehensive Planning
    • The Wildland-Urban Interface and the Farmland-Urban Interface in Wisconsin
    • CLUE Offers Plan Commission Workshops

  • Fall 2004, Volume 4, Issue 2
    • Smart Forestry for Smart Growth Planner's Toolbox: Incorporating Forests and Forestry into Local Comprehensive Plans
    • Free On-line Course for Local Officials and Woodland Owners
    • Considering Noise Impacts of Transportation Facilities
    • Connections 2030: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Long-Range Plan
    • Wisconsin Coastal Management Grants
    • Coastal Planning Guide Published

  • Summer 2004, Volume 4, Issue 1
    • The Wisconsin Planning Experience: Results from the Community Planning Survey
    • Standards of Review for Conditional Uses
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court Distinguishes Between Area and Use Variances and Changes the Standard for Area Variances
    • Legislative Update: Revisions to Wisconsin's Comprehensive Planning Law

  • Spring 2004, Volume 3, Issue 4
    • Connecting Land Use and Transportation in Your Comprehensive Plan
    • Conditional Uses
    • E-Mail: Important Considerations for Local Officials
  • Winter 2003, Volume 3, Issue 3
    • Meaningful to Citizens-Functional for Planning: Using Public Participation Tools to Accomplish Planning Tasks
    • Watersheds and Comprehensive Planning
    • CLUSTER Project
    • Economic Development Planning Guide Published

  • Fall 2003, Volume 3, Issue 2
    • Integrating the Local Economy and Natural Resources in the Planning Process Part II
    • Comprehensive Planning: Ready, Set, Go?, Part II
    • Legal Q&A on Comprehensive Planning Law
    • Top 10 Myths and Facts About Wisconsin's "Smart Growth" Law

  • Summer 2003, Volume 3, Issue 1
    • Integrating the Local Economy and Natural Resources in the Planning Process
    • Comprehensive Planning: Ready, Set, Go?
    • Engaging Local Citizens: A Smart Growth Workshop Overview
    • Gordie Boucher Case Overturned in Extraterritorial Subdivision Regulation Decision

  • Spring 2003, Volume 2, Issue 4
    • 2003 Comprehensive Planning Grant Awards Program
    • Smart Growth: A Solution to Sprawl?
    • Guides to the Planning Elements
    • CLUE Launches New Comprehensive Planning Education Project
    • A Recent Court Opinion About Expansion of Nonconforming Uses

  • Winter 2002, Volume 2, Issue 3
    • To Play the Game You Need to Know the Rules - Town-County Relationships in Zoning Administration
    • Land Use Planning Publications
    • Defining and Characterizing Sprawl
    • SWCS Annual Meeting - "Keeping the Land in Land Use Planning"
    • A Link to the "What's New at the Center" Web Page
  • Fall 2002, Volume 2, Issue 2
    • Siting Rural Development - To Protect Lakes and Streams and Decrease Road Costs
    • Wildlife and Habitat in a Comprehensive Plan
    • Link to "What's New at the Center" Web Page

  • Summer 2002, Volume 2, Issue 1
    • An Innovative Tool for Managing Rural Residential Development: A Look at Conservation Subdivisions
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling: Agricultural Use Value Assessment
    • Court of Appeals Upholds Rules for Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment
    • Impervious Surface - An Environmental Indicator
    • Link to "What's New at the Center" Web Page

  • Spring 2002, Volume 1, Issue 4
    • Managing Rural Residential Development, Moratoria and Takings, Public Lands and Property Taxes: What is the Relationship?
    • Land Use Education Course Group Offered this Summer at UWSP

  • Winter 2001, Volume 1, Issue 3
    • Critical Issues in Undertaking Community Surveys
    • Rain and Snow, Where do they go and What do they Take with Them?
    • Who's who in the Planning World
    • What Changes Invalidate a Nonconforming Use?
    • Web-Based Community Planning for the Citizen Planner

  • Fall 2001, Volume 1, Issue 2
    • Nonconformities Project: Coming Soon...A Guide to Developing Policies for Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots
    • Tips for Successful Grant Writing
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Variance Standard

  • Summer 2001, Volume 1, Issue 1
    • Land Use Education Center Established
    • Legislative Update: Palazzolo v. Rhode Island and Fabyan v. Waukesha County Board of Adjustment
    • How to Hire a Planning Consultant
    • Better Meeting Management: Conduct of Zoning Board Hearings