Welcome to the Gaining Ground Information Database!

A research library intended to be Ground Control for practical and scholarly explorations of innovative land use laws, policies, and practices.

The Land Use Law Center's Gaining Ground Information Database is a free and ever-expanding online database featuring best practice models used by government to control the use of land in the public interest. It includes a collection of federal, state, and local ordinances; commentaries; research papers; research aids; and much more.

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Recently Uploaded Resources

26 Jan
State of Louisiana Training Requirements for Local Boards Act
Date Added: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Local Environmental Law    
Louisiana
State
This bill requires land use training for local boards in Louisiana... Read More
26 Jan
Town of North Salem Planning Board Meeting Attendance Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Local Boards    
New York
Municipal
This law creates attendance requirements for persons on the Town Planning Board of North Salem, NY. .. Read More
26 Jan
City of Hollywood Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Affordable Housing , Local Boards    
Florida
Municipal
This Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Ordinance authorizes the creation of the Hollywood Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for the purpose of recommending initiatives to encourage and facilitate affordable housing options. This section establishes guidelines for the composition of the committee and minimum recommendations such as: density levels, reduction of parking and setback requirements, expedited processing permits, modification of impact fees, reservation of infrastructure capacity, allowance of zero-lot-line configurations, and.. Read More
26 Jan
City of Lincoln Urban Design Committee
Date Added: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Local Boards    
Nebraska
Municipal
This ordinance formally establishes an Urban Design Committee within the city of Lincoln, appointed to "improve the quality of life through urban design." This goal is based on considerations of "the impact of physical development upon the environment," among other quality of life goals, and charges the group with advising the city on "matters relating to urban design, visual relationships, architectural design, and aesthetics," allowing for a forum to address the environmental impacts of proposed urban development... Read More
26 Jan
City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission
Date Added: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Local Boards    
New Mexico
Municipal
These ordinances create boards to deal with Environmental Planning, Beautification, the Albuquerque Bicycle Network, Open Space, and Recreational Trails. .. Read More
26 Jan
City of Lincoln Community Forestry Advisory Board
Date Added: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Local Boards    
Nebraska
Municipal
This ordinance formally establishes a community advisory board within the city of Lincoln, appointed to develop "a comprehensive community forestry management plan" and to make recommendations to the mayor on "proposals concerning public arboreal resources," ensuring that these issues will be addressed as municipal priorities... Read More