Publications for Sale
The Local Government Commission offers publications, slide shows, videos and other materials for purchase.
The LGC's publications can now be purchased through PayPal's secure ordering process. If you would like to purchase multiple products at a time, please contact us for assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-448-1198 x340). If you wish to pay by check or purchase order you will need to use the downloadable order form (PDF).
LGC Members: You will receive a discount (25%) on all publication orders. This discount will be applied during order processing and upon verification.
A 106-slide PowerPoint presentation illustrating the Ahwahnee Principles as guidelines for developing more livable and resource-efficient communities.
This manual shows how to revitalize older parts of these communities and also how to shape new development so that it can improve "quality of life."
Addressing the questions of "why build near transit" and "why should elected officials, land use agencies and developers pay more attention to development near transit than to any other kind of development."
A Toolkit to Build Support for Higher Density Housing.
This publication provides an understanding of the connections between smart growth and density; highlights community-led efforts to create vibrant compact neighborhoods; and introduces time tested design principles.
Designing Sustainable Communities examines the history of the sustainable community movement and how Village Homes fits into that context. It offers an inside, start-to-finish look at the project's development.
Book; $32.00; Island Press
This informative guidebook describes ways to improve the level and quality of citizen participation in land-use planning.
This is a handbook for real people — people who live in small towns, new suburbs or big cities; in downtown neighborhoods, historic districts or high-rise condos.
Book; 1-24 @ $10.00, 25-100 @ $5.00, 101-200 @ $4.00, 201+ @ $3.00
This guidebook will help planners design a zoning code that encourages the construction of walkable, mixed use neighborhoods and the revitalization of existing places.
Book and CD; $20.00
This guidebook will help communities implement designs for streets that are safe, efficient and aesthetically pleasing for both people and cars.
This hands-on guide gives citizens the tools they need to evaluate and improve the safety of their neighborhood residential and commercial streets.
Book; 1-50 @ $10.00, 51-100 @ $3.50, 101-200 @ $3.00, 201+ @ $2.50