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Post-construction landscape laws require such work as re-vegetation and soil restoration, which may help prevent damage such as this severe erosion near a housing development in Ankeny, Iowa.

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service/Lynn Betts

A post-construction landscape law is a green law, adopted and implemented by different levels of government, to preserve and to improve the environment in sites with different types of construction—buildings or infrastructures—and different uses. The goal is to advance the overall quality of green areas in new or in redeveloped urban areas or in sites where major infrastructures have been built. It can be a government regulation covering environmental issues, a municipal ordinance, a section in a municipal zoning ordinance, or a section of a wider municipal land ...

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