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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: September 25, 2009
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Eric Williams, 603 271-2358
Jim Martin, 603 271-3710

DES Sustainable Land Use Planning Handbook Wins Recognition
Winner of Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association Project of the Year

Concord, NH – The Department of Environmental Services Innovative Land Use Planning Techniques: A Handbook for Sustainable Development was awarded the 2009 Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) Project of the Year, on September 24 at the annual NNECAPA conference. The handbook, released in October 2008, was a collaborative effort with the NH Association of Regional Planning Commissions, the NH Office of Energy and Planning, and the NH Local Government Center.

The Innovative Land Use handbook includes sections dealing with development density, environmental characteristics, and site level design. Each of the 23 chapters includes model ordinances and regulations for use by municipalities interested in implementing the innovative land use techniques.

Limited copies of the printed manual are available from DES. The entire handbook is available for free download on the DES website at www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/repp. For more information contact Eric Williams at (603) 271-2358 or eric.williams@des.nh.gov.

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