Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities

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<p>Increasing numbers of Americans are fleeing cities and suburbs for the small towns and open spaces that surround national and state parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites, and other public lands. With their scenic beauty and high quality of life, these "gateway communities" have become a magnet for those looking to escape the congestion and fast tempo of contemporary American society.<p>Yet without savvy planning, gateway communities could easily meet the same fate as the suburban communities that were the promised land of an
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<p>Increasing numbers of Americans are fleeing cities and suburbs for the small towns and open spaces that surround national and state parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites, and other public lands. With their scenic beauty and high quality of life, these "gateway communities" have become a magnet for those looking to escape the congestion and fast tempo of contemporary American society.<p>Yet without savvy planning, gateway communities could easily meet the same fate as the suburban communities that were the promised land of an earlier generation. This volume can help prevent that from happening.<p>The authors offer practical and proven lessons on how residents of gateway communities can protect their community's identity while stimulating a healthy economy and safeguarding nearby natural and historic resources. They describe economic development strategies, land-use planning processes, and conservation tools that communities from all over the country have found effective. Each strategy or process is explained with specific examples, and numerous profiles and case studies clearly demonstrate how different communities have coped with the challenges of growth and development. Among the cities profiled are Boulder, Colorado; Townsend and Pittman Center Tennessee; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Tyrrell County, North Carolina; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Sanibel Island, Florida; Calvert County, Maryland; Tuscon, Arizona; and Mount Desert Island, Maine.<p>Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities provides important lessons in how to preserve the character and integrity of communities and landscapes without sacrificing local economic well-being. It is an important resource for planners, developers, local officials, and concerned citizens working to retain the high quality of life and natural beauty of these cities and towns.
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"It is a wonderful guide to community directed, ecologically sensitive development."
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"With all its success stories, it is an optimistic book. It is about people taking charge of their communities' future, working with their neighbors to construct a vision, and implementing it by building a consensus and putting their energy into making it happen."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559635455
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 1,032,836
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Economic Value of Quality of Life 9
The Changing Global Economy 14
How Can Gateway Communities Enhance Quality of Life? 15
Ch. 3 Tourism: Bane or Boon? 23
Weighing Tourism as an Option 26
The Economic Impact of Wildlife Habitat 30
The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation 31
The Economic Benefits of Protecting Battlefields 39
The Economic Benefits of Greenways 43
Ch. 4 The Secrets of Successful Communities 47
Develop a Widely Shared Vision 48
Create an Inventory of Local Resources 57
Build on Local Assets 64
Minimize the Need for Regulations 71
Conservation Easements 79
Meet the Needs of Both Landowner and Community 83
Team Up with Public Land Managers 92
Tips for Park and Refuge Managers 96
Recognize the Role of Nongovernmental Organizations 109
Provide Opportunities for Leaders to Step Forward 118
Pay Attention to Aesthetics 125
Ch. 5 Conclusion 141
Suggestions for Further Reading 147
Index 153
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