Planning Problems of Town, City, and Region: Papers and Discussions at the ... National Conference on City Planning

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Page 138 - Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it.
Page 30 - Municipalities shall have authority to exercise all powers of local self-government and to adopt and enforce within their limits such local police, sanitary and other similar regulations, as are not in conflict with general laws.
Page 145 - ... structures and appurtenances; the removal, relocation and alteration of any such works belonging to the city...
Page 145 - ... location, character, and extent thereof shall have been submitted to and approved by the commission: Provided, That in case of disapproval the commission shall communicate its reasons to council, which shall have the power to overrule such disapproval by a recorded vote of not less than two-thirds of its entire membership...
Page 145 - ... be approved by the commission, provided that in case of disapproval the commission shall communicate its reasons for disapproval to council, and the department head of the department which has control of the construction of the proposed improvement or utility ; and council by a vote of not less than two-thirds of its members and such department head shall together have the power to overrule such disapproval. The narrowing, ornamentation, vacation or change in the use of streets, and other public...
Page 169 - ... the law will be administered under the police power of the state, without compensation to property owners when they may feel that they are damaged, the Commission felt that it was highly important that the law and the district lines should be such as the courts would be likely to uphold as a proper exercise of the police power. Constantly the Commission wanted to be more drastic than they were but they restrained themselves as they felt that it was far more important to plan a law which would...
Page 198 - Remedy for a bad plan, once built upon, being thus impracticable, now that we understand the matter we are surely bound, wherever it is by any means in our power, to prevent mistakes in the construction of towns. Strange to say, however, here in the New World, where great towns by the hundred are springing into existence, no care at all is taken to avoid bad plans. The most brutal Pagans to whom we have sent our missionaries have never shown greater indifference to the sufferings of others than is...
Page 145 - There shall be a city plan commission to be appointed by the mayor with power to control, in the manner provided by ordinance, the design and location of...
Page 164 - Towers may be built to any height but they cannot cover more than a quarter of the lot. Mansards, dormers and terraces are encouraged; anything that will open up the streets and bring light down into them by making the upper part of the buildings set back from the street above a reasonable height. The size of buildings will be controlled by the fact that the law requires just so much open space on each lot. This again ranges all the way from the warehouse districts along the commercial waterfront...
Page 146 - The municipal planning commission shall be the platting commission of the municipality, and all the powers and duties provided by law for platting commissioner or commissioners of municipalities shall upon the appointment of a municipal planning commission under this act, be deemed transferred to such commission.

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