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Managing Growth in America's Communities

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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 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 communitydevelopment 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-300) and index.

About the Author

Douglas R. Porter is president of the Growth Management Institute based in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Table of Contents

About the Growth Management Institute

Preface

 

Chapter 1. Introduction to Growth Management

Chapter 2. Growth Management Approaches and Techniques

Chapter 3. Managing Community Expansion: Where to Grow

Chapter 4. Protecting Environmental and Natural Resources: Where Not to Grow

Chapter 5. Managing Development of Infrastructure

Chapter 6. Preserving Community Character and Quality

Chapter 7. Achieving Economic and Social Goals

Chapter 8. Regional and State Growth Management

Chapter 9. Balancing the Upsides and Downsides of Growth Management: Conclusions and Guidelines

 

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634427
Other:
Porter, Douglas R.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Porter, Douglas R.
Author:
Porter, Douglas
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Community development
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
Regional Planning
Subject:
Community development -- United States.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
City planning -- United States.
Subject:
Cities and towns -- United States -- Growth.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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