The Master Plan: With a Discussion of the Theory of Community Land Planning Legislation

The Master Plan: With a Discussion of the Theory of Community Land Planning Legislation

The Master Plan: With a Discussion of the Theory of Community Land Planning Legislation

The Master Plan: With a Discussion of the Theory of Community Land Planning Legislation

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Governmental units whether towns, villages, cities, counties, or states today realize better than ever before the economy of co-ordinating improvements connected with the land. Planning commissions are charged with the duty of advising lawmaking bodies regarding this co-ordination. A master plan is nothing more than the easily changed instrumentality which will show a commission from day to day the progress it has made. Planning with the help of such a plan will prevent clashes between the public improvements made in different years and will serve to avoid duplication and rebuilding. Mistakes in municipal construction cost untold millions of dollars.

Not only is increased attention being given to master plans and to planning commissions throughout the United States, but there is everywhere a desire to know more about the elements of a community plan. Not everything should go into it. What should go in and what should stay out is the burning question. If everything that human ingenuity can devise is made part of a master plan . . .

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