ChangeLab Solutions, 2012.
Learn how licensing and zoning laws can help promote public health and how to choose the best strategy to meet the goals for your community. Also, learn the difference between licensing and zoning laws. This guide explains how regulations can be shaped to accomplish goals such as limiting the location or density of tobacco retailers or liquor stores, creating “healthy food zones” near schools, increasing the availability of healthy foods, and requiring acceptance of federal food assistance. Many of the licensing and zoning tools described might be helpful for people working on healthy corner store projects.
Download the full pdf here: Licensing & Zoning-Tools for Public Health.