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League Publications

Publications by the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters.

LWV-Kansas Legislative E-Reports

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State Studies

For more information, please visit the State web page about current state studies.

Land Use Documents

Our Land Use Committee has been meeting regularly for something over 30 years now. It is the only impartial, citizen group working to ensure that Lawrence and Douglas County grow in a sustainable way and following our comprehensive plan. The committee has become a resource for community members who wish to know more about land use, and occasionally a resource for Lawrence-Douglas County planning department staff who wish to know about past planning decisions!


Want to learn more about land use and development? Download these land use documents.

Not sure what the planning process is? Download Betty Lichtwardt's imaginary romp through the world of development in Adventures in Never Never Landuse [PDF].

Neighborhood planning is a very important part of development. Want to know why? Download Thoughts on neighborhood planning [PDF].

What are the neighborhoods and neighborhood planning areas in Lawrence? Download Joyce Wolf's article on Neighborhood Associations and Planning Areas [PDF] to find out!

Ever wonder about the relationship between rural and urban areas? Download Save our farmland, Save our cities [PDF].

Want to know about the benefits of "Smart Growth"? Check out this transit-oriented development table [PDF], comparing transit-oriented development with the traditional, auto-dependent kind.

Curious to know what all those land use terms mean? Download this Glossary of land use terms [PDF], by Nancy Shontz.