Managing Growth in America’s Communities [1ed.]9781559634427, 1559634421

Author : Douglas R. Porter
"""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 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
Categories: Business Management: Project Management
Year :1997
Publisher : Island Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 321
File Info : pdf 3 Mb