Managing Growth In America's Communities: Second Edition

Managing Growth In America's Communities: Second Edition

Managing Growth in America's Communities: Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised edition of Managing Growth in America's Communities, readers will learn the principles that guide intelligent planning for communities of any size, grasp the major issues in successfully managing growth, and discover what has actually worked in practice (and where and why). This clearly written book details how American communities have grappled with the challenges of planning for growth and the ways in which they are adapting new ideas about urban design, green building, and conservation. Itdescribes the policies and programs they have implemented, and includes examples from towns and cities throughout the U.S.
 
“Growth management” is essential today, as communities 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 addresses all of the key considerations:
  • Establishing 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;
  • Respecting property rights concerns.
 
The author, who is one of the nation’s leading authorities on managing community growth, provides examples from dozens of communities across the country, as well as state...

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