Managing Growth in America's Communities

Managing Growth in America's Communities

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Communities across the country are turning to the concept of qgrowth managementq to help plan for the future, as they seek to control the location, impact, character and timing of development in order to balance environmental and economic needs and concerns. Managing Growth in America's Communities presents practical information about proven strategies, programs and techniques of growth management for urban and rural communities. Topics examined include: public roles in community development determining locations and character of future development protecting environmental and natural resources managing infrastructure development preserving community character and quality achieving economic and social goals property rights concerns The author describes regulatory and programmatic techniques that have been most useful, obstacles to be overcome, and specific strategies that have been instrumental in achieving successful growth management programs. He provides examples from dozens of communities across the country as well as state and regional approaches currently in use. Brief profiles present overviews of problems addressed, techniques implemented, outcomes, and contact information for conducting further research. Among the communities profiled are Arlington County, Virginia; Fort Collins, Colorado; Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky; Lincoln, Nebraska; Sarasota, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Scottsdale, Arizona; and numerous others. Also included in the volume are informational sidebars written by leading experts in growth management including Robert Yaro, John De Grove, David Brower, and others.Managing Growth in America's Communities is essential reading for community development specialists including government officials, planners, environmentalists, designers, developers, business people, and concerned citizens seeking innovative and feasible ways to manage growth.The original goals are cited in the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act, 45-22.2-3(C). ... 64 by the Division of Planning, Rhode Island Department of Administration, in Providence, 1989. ... centers, see a€œThe Centers Designation Process, a€ Document #99 prepared by the New Jersey Office of State Planning, February 1993. ... Plannera#39;s Press, 1984), 288. ... to achieve conformance with state requirements, which include the inclusion of state a€œvisiona€ goals in local plans.

Title:Managing Growth in America's Communities
Author:Douglas R. Porter
Publisher:Island Press - 1997-07-01


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