Well Grounded covers over 55 land use topics that local governments are addressing on a day-to-day basis. It is written for the over 25,000 officials in New York's 1600 municipalities who make land use decisions, the 5,000 professionals who serve them and the thousands of concerned property owners and citizens who find themselves directly involved in and affected by the local regulation of land use. It is written for them to use as a comprehensive guide to this incredibly important legal system and as a resource to use as specific issues arise. Its objective is to help those involved in the land use system to understand the process, to determine what their options are for effective action and to plan better how to create livable neighborhoods and communities. It is intended to be kept at hand as a ready and continual reference.