Communities Magazine #168 (Fall 2015) - Community and the Law

Communities Magazine Fall Community and the Law Community and The LawCommunity and the Law can be uneasy bedfellows Some intentional communities are hobbled by legal restrictions especially zoning building codes and permitting requirements or by

  • Title: Communities Magazine #168 (Fall 2015) - Community and the Law
  • Author: Bill Metcalf Laird Schaub Robert Boyer Graham Ellis Melanie Rios Michael Bridge Colin Doyle Susan Jennings
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Community and The LawCommunity and the Law can be uneasy bedfellows Some intentional communities are hobbled by legal restrictions especially zoning, building codes, and permitting requirements or by other effects, both within and outside the group, of a complaint driven legal system Yet some groups are able to forge new approaches and help change codes and laws to suppoCommunity and The LawCommunity and the Law can be uneasy bedfellows Some intentional communities are hobbled by legal restrictions especially zoning, building codes, and permitting requirements or by other effects, both within and outside the group, of a complaint driven legal system Yet some groups are able to forge new approaches and help change codes and laws to support cooperative and resilient ways of living In Community and the Law, authors share on the ground stories and guidance for others hoping to coexist peacefully and productively with the Law.Articles in Community and The Law Publisher s Note Sky s the Limit by Laird Schaub A new generation of FIC leaders is taking the reins Notes from the Editor It s the Law by Chris Roth Communal living is no escape from dealing with legal issues and challenges coming from both within and outside the group My Intentional Community and the Law by Peter Moore Breitenbush has a long history of dealing with legalities and illegalities, from installing a volcano as their boiler and blocking old growth logging to successfully petitioning for a zoning variance It Takes All Kinds to Raise a Village by Melanie Rios After an engaged local citizenry creates cultural shifts, a city endorses rather than prosecutes code bending strategies that promote resilient community Intentional Communities Informing the Next Generation of Land Use Law by Robert Boyer and Rhonda Lambert French Planned Unit Developments and other approaches offer inroads that can help us transcend restrictive, socially fragmenting zoning ordinances My Struggle to Legalize Sustainable Living by Graham Ellis After nearly three decades of activity, a pioneering eco community collapses under the weight of legal attacks by a small group of neighbors Zoning Nightmare Hartford s Scarborough Street House by Dave Rozza, Hannah Simms, Josh Blanchfield, Julia Rosenblatt, Kevin Lamkins, Laura Rozza, Maureen Welch, and Simon Raahauge DeSantis An unconventional family fights to stay in their collective house in the face of antiquated local ordinances which suppress community living Zoning Squabble Family Is What Family Does by The Hartford Courant Editorial Board The world has changed since the Ozzie and Harriet era Zoning cannot live in the past if it is to be effective Neighbor Nightmare in Northern California by Chris Roth When the calling to cultivate community is combined with good intentions, what can go wrong The answer is a lot May the Circles Be Unbroken Life in Wetherweed by Michael Bridge The we share, the less we need, the less we use, and the we have to give back to the Earth to heal her wounds Land Use Regulations, Urban Planners, and Intentional Communities by robert Boyer A century since the United States first citywide zoning ordinance, community founders can find support in unexpected places when navigating land use laws An Update from the Lemonade Stand by Kees Kolff Port Townsend EcoVillage continues to have plenty of opportunities to make lemonade out of lemons as it deals with local authorities The Law as Bad Parent Oppressive Governmental Regulation of Citizens and Small Groups by Colin Doyle In the realms of zoning, site plans, building codes, and permits, modern society has created a disempowering system based on distrust The Changing Landscape of the Law Experiences in Cohousing by JT Hinds Asheville s Westwood CoHousing provides case studies in applying new approaches to old categories when relating to the law.

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