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Library Research Guides

ARCH 423/UP 423/Environ 370: Intro to Urban and Environmental Planning

This guide is to help students in Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning as they prepare their issue analysis papers.

Laws, Regulations, Constraints

Regulations: City Codes and Zoning Ordinances

Use Municode to find codes and ordinances by state and city.

Use Madcad for access to the International Building Code (IBC) and the Michigan Building Code, in addition to specific codes regulating safety, fire, construction, plumbing, electrical, etc.

Federal Regulations and Laws

Environmental Protection Agency Regulations and Laws

Department of Transportation Regulations

Department of Housing and Urban Development (for information on Fair Housing, Fair Lending, Equal Employment, Labor Standards, etc.)