There is no stronger team to help a city develop a plan or code that protects its community character. Kendig Keast Collaborative is a leading innovator in this regard. From our founder Lane Kendig’s seminal work, Performance Zoning (1980), to the recently published, Community Character, Principles for Design and Planning (Island Press, 2010), and A Guide to Planning for Community Character (Island Press, 2011) – Lane Kendig and current KKC CEO, Bret C. Keast, AICP, are leaders in articulating and advancing comprehensive strategies to define, protect and enhance community character.

Books

A Guide to Planning for Community Character, Island Press, 2011
Community Character, Principles for Design and Planning, Island Press, 2010
 “Wetland Preservation,” Landscape Architectural Graphics Standards, John Wiley and Sons. 2007.
 Performance Zoning, Island Press, 1980

Reports

  • Corridor Redevelopment Strategies, American Planning Association, Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Report. (In progress 2017)

Articles


Advancing the Economic Development Element in Comprehensive Plans, February 2017.

 

  • Economic Development Content in Comprehensive Plans, American Planning Association Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Memo, February 2017.
  • Comparison of Four Zoning Forms: Euclidean, Conditional, Form-Based, and Performance, Spring 2014.
  • The Sustainability Debate, APA’s Sustainable Community Planning publication, page 4-6, Summer/Fall 2013.
  • One District Zoning, Zoning Practice Feature Article, American Planning Association, June 2011.
  • Creating Design Guidelines that Work, Zoning Practice Feature Article, American Planning Association, March 2011.
  • Defining and Measuring Community Character, Zoning Practice Feature Article, American Planning Association, December 2010.
  • Teardowns, American Planning Association, Planning Advisory Service (PAS) QuickNotes No.9, 2007.
  • “Administration of Local Air Pollution Control Programs in Florida,” 21 Fla. B. Envtl. & Land Use L. Sec. Rep. 1 (Dec. 1999).
  • Performance Zoning, Bucks County Planning Commission, 1973. Revised and reprinted, 1976.
  • “Local Government Urban Planning Activities in the Galveston Bay Watershed,” Proceedings of the 2001 State of the Bay Symposium, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, February 2001.
  • Computerized Zoning: The Future Is Now, with Brian Blaesser, Land Use Law and Zoning Digest, American Planning Association, April 1996, (Vol. 48, No. 4).
  • Meeting Procedures and Liability Issues for Public Officials, Guide to Urban Planning in Texas Communities, 1996.
  • “Transit-Oriented Development in the Sunbelt – Get Real” with Reid Ewing, 1552 Trans. Research Record 145-52 (1996).
  • Tomorrow’s Planning Tools Today, with Marc Mylott, Z Management Ideas, Zucker Systems’ Management Info Services, July 1995 (Issue 31).
  • Stop the Insanity! Land Use Law and Zoning Digest, American Planning Association, January 1995, (Vol. 47, No. 1).
  • Land Use Management Techniques for Water Pollution Prevention, Houston-Galveston Area Council, 1994.
  • Regulatory Effectiveness Studies for the Armand Bayou and Christmas Bay Coastal Preserves, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, 1991.
  • Pipe Dreams, Planning, American Planning Association, June 1989.
  • Performance Zoning for Sensitive Land in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, Urban Land, August 1988.
  • Why Consider Fishing in Urban-Suburban Planning, Urban Fishing—Symposium Proceedings, The American Fisheries Society, 1984.
  • Performance Guaranties, Land Use Law and Zoning Digest, Feb. 1983, Vol. 35, No. 2.
  • Designer’s Notebook, NatureScape, Sep. and Nov. 1981, Jan. and May 1982.
  • Developers and Performance Zoning, Urban Land, Jan. 1982, (Vol. 41, No. 1).
  • Performance Zoning – An Alternative to Euclidian Zoning, Planning 1977.
  • TDR – a Pragmatist’s View, The Urban Lawyer, 1977, (Vol. 9 No. 3).
  • Carrying Capacity as a Planning Tool, Urban Land, December 1977.