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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Zoning, 5th ed. (2011)

Sheldon Damsky and James Coon. The latest version of our most popular book includes key

legislation and case law through the 2010 legislative session

Member Price $50.00 , $75.00 (Non Member) +s/h


A Practical Guide To Comprehensive Planning (updated 2002)

David Church and Cori Traub, 1996 (82 pages) An overview of the importance of planning and the steps involved in preparing a comprehensive plan. Includes case studies.

Member Price $20.00 ($30.00 non-member) + s/h


The Short Course: A Basic Guide for Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of

Appeals in NYS, 8th ed. (2014)

Harry J. Willis, David Church and James W. Hotaling. (71 pages). A review of the full range of knowledge and skills needed by planning or zoning officials. Recipient of the Public Education Award by the American Planning Association Upstate New York Chapter.

Member Price $20.00 ($30.00 non-member) +s/h


A Guide to Procedure Governing Public Meetings, 1st ed. (2014)

Daniel Carroll and Daniel Saxton, 2012.(NYPF Interns) Important information that every planning board, zoning board of appeals, elected official and citizen should know about public meetings and hearings $10.00 + s/h


A Guide to Transfer of Development Rights Program, 1st ed. (2014)

Robert Bristol, FASLA, Robert Feller, ESQ. and Ozge Erbas, NYPF Intern

Information every Planning Board, Zoning Board, Elected Official and Citizen should know about Transfer of Development Rights program $10.00 + s/h

A Guide to Promoting Healthy Communities Through Planning & Zoning,1st ed 2015

Lael Locke, Project Specialist, NYPF
Information every Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, elected official and citizen should know about how to develop a healthy, walkable community. $10.00 + s/h