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General Plans and Zoning: A toolkit for building healthy, vibrant communities

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This resource is helpful for communities to look to see how zoning and public health relate. There is an overlap between public health and zoning. On page 135, the City of Berkley provides an example of zoning for food access. It discusses how local zoning and land use law influenced the city to cater to the needs of the town and push for a grocery store offering affordable fresh foods. When motivating community residents to speak for the needs of their fellow neighbors and quality of food access, projects get completed. This document also discusses how zoning and land use law plays a critical role in redevelopment, creating open spaces, walkability, transportation and more.