Planning Links

American Planning Association (APA):

Area of City Impact Agreements in Idaho Report: U of Idaho College of Law published this document detailing the requirements for drafting an ACI agreement.

Association of Idaho Cities:  This site has several on-line videos focused on public hearing procedures and understanding legislative updates.

Growing Smart Legislative Handbook (Created by APA)

Headwaters Economics: Non-profit research group working to improve community development and land management decisions in the West.

Idaho Association of Counties:

Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association:

Idaho Smart Growth:

Land Use Handbook: The Law of Planning, Zoning, and Property Rights in Idaho: A legal handbook on planning in Idaho published by the Givens Pursley Law Firm in Boise.

Lake Assist: Lake Assist provides assistance to Bonner County residents on water quality concerns and suggestions for reducing pollution to our waterways.

National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS): Provides technical and cost share opportunities on land use improvements, forest and crop management, and more.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Interagency collaboration providing information on federal programs and grants available to communities for projects that support livability principles.

Planner’s Resource Page (APA site):

Planners Web (News and Information for Citizen Planners):

A Primer on Public Participation in Planning:

Project for Public Spaces: Resources for making vibrant public spaces categorized by place type.

Stewarding the Future of Our Communities: Case Studies in Sustaining Community Engagement and Planning In America’s Small Cities and Town:

Strong Towns:

Successful Communities On-Line Toolkit: A searchable database of community design and planning best practices from across the western United States. 

The Center for Applied Transect Studies:

The Congress for the New Urbanism: Helping to create vibrant and walkable cities, towns and neighborhoods.

Western Planner: Articles focused on rural communities in the West.

Housing Development Toolkit: The Whitehouse developed this document to provide ten actions that local governments can take to promote functioning housing markets.