This case study assignment is designed to test your ability to conduct effective research, gain a
nuanced understanding of complex concepts, synthesize the ideas reflected in your research with
those reflected in your required readings, and to evaluate and apply these ideas to an issue of
urban planning.
For this Case Study, you will first discuss and analyze Types of Zoning (e.g., residential,
commercial, agricultural, industrial, or, other types of zoning) and Subdivision Regulations.
Then, discuss and analyze the differences between Euclidean zoning, form-based codes, and
performance-based zoning. Further you will discuss and analyze the Problems/Issues with
Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. Additionally, you will discuss and analyze the Importance
of the following Zoning and Subdivision Regulations: ✓ Permit Review ✓ Conditional Uses ✓
Variances ✓ Administrative Remedies. Finally, you will determine a biblical viewpoint
concerning these planning functions. Please use scriipture to support the position. Integrate
Biblical verses rather than at the end of the paper. Items to include are outlined as follows:
• Length of assignment is 2,000 – 2,500-words (8 – 10-pages)
not including title page, reference page, and any appendices.
• Format of assignment: CURRENT APA format with 1-inch margins, 12-pt. Times New Roman font, and must include a title page and reference page.
• Must include a Biblical perspective in this paper and cite at least one Biblical reference.
• Number of citations: Minimum 26 –
o 2 Required texts, 16 required readings indicated below, PLUS minimum 8 additional scholarly sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions. Writer chooses these additional sources. These must be cited in accordance with CURRENT APA guidelines.
• Acceptable sources: Use scholarly sources only. No websites, podcasts, dictionaries,
encyclopedias, or magazines. Peer reviewed journal articles, dissertations, and
textbooks only.
• Must follow Template (attached). This assignment includes a template titled, Case Study: Urban Planning & Development Issues Template. This template lays out for you the organization of your paper by providing all sections titles and format to which they need to be included. Use this template to accurately complete this assignment.
• Rubric Attached.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS for citations/references:
1.) Chapters 5-6, 8 & 10. Cullingworth, Barry J., & Caves, Roger. (2014). Planning in the USA: Policies, issues, and processes (4th ed.). Routledge. ISBN: 9780415506977.
2.) Pages 85-90 & pages 180-196. Stein, Jay. (2004). Classic readings in urban planning (2nd ed.). Routledge. ISBN: 9781884829901.
1. Growth Management: Good For The Town, Bad For The Nation?
2. Growth Management Reconsidered: Good for the Town, Bad for the Nation? A Comment
3. Growth Management Reconsidered: Utopia, Dystopia, Diaspora
4. Making Plans That Matter: Citizen Involvement and Government Action
5. The Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook: Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change 2002 Edition
6. Facing Subdivision Regulations
7. Users’ Guide to Zoning Reform
8. The Evolution of Urban Zoning from Conventional to Form Based Codes; Introducing Non-Euclidean Zoning Techniques
9. Making Sense of a “Misunderstanding of the Planning Process”: Examining the Relationship Between Zoning and Rezoning Under the Change-or-Mistake Rule
10. Zoning for Sustainability: A Review and Analysis of the Zoning Ordinances of 32 Cities in the United States
11. Performance Zoning as an Alternative to Euclidean Zoning
12. Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law
13. Basics of Variances
14. Power Point: Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
15. Video Transcriipt: Introduction to the Zoning Project by Prince George’s County Planning Department
16. Holy Bible – Isaiah 28:29 and Numbers 18:23 – 24 – plus any other biblical references the writer finds relevant