Zoning, land-use planning and tourism

Authored by: Peter Mason

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environment

Print publication date:  July  2012
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415582070
eBook ISBN: 9780203121108
Adobe ISBN: 9781136325564


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Zoning is a geographical approach to land-use planning and has been used by national, regional and local governments in most developed countries and a number of developing countries. The term comes from the practice of designating permitted uses of land, based on mapped zones that separate one set of land-uses from another. Land-use zoning traditionally has been use-based, in which the uses to which land may be put is regulated, or zoning may regulate for example, building height or building lot coverage, or some combination of these.

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