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Managing Growth in America's Communities

ISBN-10: 1559634421
ISBN-13: 9781559634427
Edition: 2nd 1997
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Description: Communities across the country are turning to the concept of "growth management" 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 7/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 319
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Communities across the country are turning to the concept of "growth management" 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 Communitiespresents 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 Communitiesis 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.

Douglas R. Porter is one of the nation's leading authorities on growth management at the state, regional, and local level. He formed the nonprofit Growth Management Institute in 1992 to conduct research and education in growth management policies and practices. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Preface
Introduction to Growth Management
Growth Management Approaches and Techniques
Some Important Land Use Cases
The Property Rights Issue
Selected Zoning Innovations
Managing Community Expansion: "Where to Grow"
Fiscal Issues in Managing Growth
Making Tough Choices: Multimodal Transportation Planning
Protecting Environmental and Natural Resources: "Where Not to Grow"
Major Federal Environmental Laws
Strategies for Metropolitan Open Space
Transferable Development Rights in the Long Island Pine Barrens
Managing Development of Infrastructure
Developing Defensible Impact Fees
Preserving Community Character and Quality
Urban Design: The Elusive Elixir of Growth Management
Achieving Economic and Social Goals
Regional and State Growth Management
Planning for the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut Metropolitan Region
Why States Should Manage Growth
Balancing the Upsides and Downsides of Growth Management: Conclusions and Guidelines
Optimizing Citizen Support of Growth Management
Collaborative Planning: A New Paradigm for Reconciling Urban Growth and Conservation
Notes
Index

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