Compendia of housing and land-use concepts

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this page is to gather references to books, articles, online resources etc which (like YIMBYwiki) gather terms/concepts in housing, land-use, and planning. 


American Planning Association Research Knowledgebase

(an online resource for APA members, at 

  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Active Transportation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Benchmarking and Community Indicators
  • Community Visioning
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Content-Neutral Sign Regulation
  • Design Review
  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Food Systems
  • Food Trucks
  • Grayfields Reuse and Redevelopment
  • Group Housing
  • Housing an Aging Population
  • Improving Development Review
  • Innovation Districts
  • Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Introducing Planning Concepts to Nonplanners
  • Marijuana-Related Uses
  • Measuring Planning Department Performance
  • Residential Infill Development
  • Rethinking Off-Street Parking Requirements
  • Small Wireless Facilities and Wireless Facilities in the ROW
  • Social Service Uses
  • Solar Energy
  • Student Housing
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • The Benefits of Compact, Mixed Use Development
  • Tiny Houses and Micro-Apartments
  • Tree Preservation and the Urban Forest
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Urban Livestock
  • Zoning Nonconformities
  • Zoning Reform and and Code Writing
  • Zoning Variances




  • American Planning Association. Research KnowledgeBase. [available to APA members].
    "APA's Research KnowledgeBase connects APA members to curated collections of topically related resources — including plans, regulations, model codes, guidelines, articles, reports, and multimedia files. Each collection provides commentary and thematic groupings of resource records with bibliographic information, short descriptions, and links to the resources themselves.
       "Each resource collection also has its own search tool, allowing you to find records that meet certain collection-specific criteria. From this page you can search across all collections or select an individual collection to explore."

  • Cowan, Robert. The Dictionary of Urbanism. (2005). 
    [review by Kevin Murray Associates:]. 
  • Stephens, Richard. Plannerese Dictionary.  Trafford on Demand Pub, 2005 -