This online information network organizes services, legal and technical data such as maps and photos, organizations, and articles relating both to Californian and national land use and environmental planning issues and initiatives.
The California Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN) is an online tool available for planners, local and regional governments, conservationists, developers, landowners, and others involved in planning. LUPIN provides an aggregate view of information relevant to land use and environmental planning.
Users have access to a wide variety of information specific to California locations. Users can choose a specific Californian county, for example, and navigate easily through topical information or data types relating to that county, as well as maps, photos, plans, and zoning ordinances. Users can also select specific bioregions in California, for each of which there exists a descriptive summary and a review of current projects and programs in the area, as well as a multitude of environmental data.
LUPIN also provides a breadth of articles, useful organizations, and essays applicable to land use issues and initiatives nation-wide. Users can browse through topics such as Working Landscapes, the Built Environment, and Federal Law and Regulation.