Managing Growth in America's Communities

ISBN-10: 159726007X

ISBN-13: 9781597260077

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Description: Managing Growth in America's Communities examines 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. Examples are provided 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. Also included in the volume are informational sidebars written by leading experts in growth management. 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.

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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 Managing Community Development
The Practice of Growth Management
Managing Community Expansion: Where to Grow
Protecting Environmental and Natural Resources: Where Not to Grow
Supporting Growth by Managing Infrastructure Development
Design to Preserve and Improve Community Character and Quality
Managing Growth to Advance Social and Economic Equity
Regional and State Growth Management
Deciding How to Manage Growth
Notes
Index
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