Best Practice Actions [See action tools, guidance, city reports]
REQUIRED for all cities
All Category A, B and C cities must implement this best practice by completing action 1.
Category A and B cities must also complete action 2.
Land uses delineated in comprehensive plans provide the foundation for city government and private actions that have a substantial long-term effect on whether our cities move toward carbon neutrality and energy efficiency or accelerate climate change and increase energy costs. Land development decisions are infrastructural - once made, they are extremely difficult and expensive to undo. Consequently, land use plans either enable other best practices, or hinder their effectiveness. In order to have public support and legal validity, land use strategies, zoning and regulatory ordinances must be grounded in a comprehensive plan.
connection to state Policy