ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS PLANNING; AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO PHYSICAL PLANNING

ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS PLANNING IS, IN ESSENCE, A NEW LANGUAGE IN LAND USE PLANNING AND CONTROLS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTRICT EMERGES FROM AN ANALYSIS OF PHYSIOGRAPHIC FEATURES, ACCESSIBILITY LEVELS, AND AMENITIES. IT IS THEN QUANTIFIED BY ESTABLISHING: DEVELOPMENT INTENSITY LEVEL, BASED ON PERMITTED BUILDING AREA AND TRIP GENERATION; LANDSCAPED AREA CHARACTERISTICS, MEASURED BY PERCENTAGE OF THE LANDSCAPED AREA IN RELATION TO THE TOTAL SITE; AND MICRO-ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS, WHICH INCLUDE SITE DESIGN, OPEN SPACE, STREETS, STREET FURNITURE, SIGNS AND THE LIKE. AS PART OF THE SYSTEM, A RELATIVE INTENSITY MEASUREMENT OF DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED FOR ALL USES, WHEREBY A BALANCE IS ACHIEVED BETWEEN BUILDING INTENSITY AND CAR TRIP INTENSITY. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL

    BALTIMORE, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Kaminsky, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1973 12:00AM