Integrating Land Use Planning and Water Management in U.S. Cities: A Literature Review

Philip Stoker, Tamee Albrecht, Gretel Follingstad, Eric Carlson

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This literature review covers the research and practice related to the integration of land use planning and water management in the United States (U.S.). Research articles are the primary source of information for this review, but reports published by consultancies, public utilities, municipalities, and advisory groups are also included. This review presents strategies to better integrate the two professions. We describe each strategy and provide examples that have been published in the literature. Strategies are divided into legal strategies which would require either federal, state, or local governments to pass new legislation, and strategies that could be implemented in the absence of new laws. This review is intended to be a resource for researchers, students, and practitioners seeking to advance the quality and effectiveness of land use planning and water management in the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-335
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the American Water Resources Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2022


  • comprehensive planning
  • integrated planning
  • land use
  • law
  • storm water
  • urban planning
  • water policy
  • water resources management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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