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Welcome to the Planner’s Toolkit

The Toolkit is an educational guide and reference source for communities who want to translate the 12 Blueprint Smart Growth Principles into action. Whether you are a newcomer to land use planning, a seasoned practitioner, a community-decision maker, a state official or an active citizen interested in land use planning, this Toolkit is for you. Launched in Fall 2010 the Planners Toolkit is an online source for California planning law and topical case studies, templates, and other resources.  The Toolkit is designed to evolve and expand over time as conditions change and new challenges emerge.  To this end, the Toolkit enlists the ideas, experiences, and input of its users. Through its interactive interface the toolkit asks you, the user, to critique and modify existing tools, request new tools, and recommend new case studies, templates, and other resources.

A Brief Introduction