Managing Growth in America's Communities: Second Edition / Edition 2

Managing Growth in America's Communities: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Douglas R. Porter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159726007X

ISBN-13: 2901597260076

Pub. Date: 11/12/2007

Publisher: Island Press

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. The author reports on the latest ideas in sustainable development, smart growth,

Overview

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. The author reports on the latest ideas in sustainable development, smart growth, neighborhood design, transit-oriented development, and green infrastructure planning.

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 and regional approaches. Brief profiles present overviews of specific problems addressed, techniques utilized, results achieved, and contact information for further research. Like its predecessor, the revised edition of Managing Growth in America's Communities is essential reading for anyone who is interested in how communities can grow intelligently.

About the Author:
Douglas R. Porter is a consultant on land use planning and policy issues based in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901597260076
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

Preface     IX
Introduction to Managing Community Development     1
The Practice of Growth Management     37
Managing Community Expansion: Where to Grow     65
Protecting Environmental and Natural Resources: Where Not to Grow     113
Supporting Growth by Managing Infrastructure Development     147
Design to Preserve and Improve Community Character and Quality     179
Managing Growth to Advance Social and Economic Equity     209
Regional and State Growth Management     241
Deciding How to Manage Growth     281
Notes     301
Index     313

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