Cities and Growth: A Policy Handbook

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This reference work covers the rapidly evolving field of "cities and growth"; provides the framework and background for the emergence of best growth management practices in America's cities in recent years; includes numerous case studies, or best practices available for reference; focuses on the future of planning practices; and examines future trends, societal changes, urban growth patterns, cities and their infrastructure, and cities and their environment. The appendices include a listing of U.S. periodicals ...
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This reference work covers the rapidly evolving field of "cities and growth"; provides the framework and background for the emergence of best growth management practices in ... America’s cities in recent years; includes numerous case studies, or best practices available for reference; focuses on the future of planning practices; and examines future trends, societal changes, urban growth patterns, cities and their infrastructure, and cities and their environment. The appendices include a listing of U.S. periodicals focusing on urban planning practices, a glossary of urban planning terms, a regional resource directory and a national resource directory. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This reference work covers the rapidly evolving field of "cities and growth"; provides the framework and background for the emergence of best growth management practices in America's cities in recent years; includes numerous case studies, or best practices available for reference; focuses on the future of planning practices; and examines future trends, societal changes, urban growth patterns, cities and their infrastructure, and cities and their environment. The appendices include a listing of U.S. periodicals focusing on urban planning practices, a glossary of urban planning terms, a regional resource directory and a national resource directory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786431977
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager of west and east coast cities for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. A graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University, he has been a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven and the University of Connecticut.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Preface     1
Cities and Growth
Cities, Land Use, and Transportation   Curtis Johnson     5
Cities and Economic Development   Richard C. Feiock   Moon-Gi Jeong     10
Cities and Development Impact Fees   Emil Malizia     17
Counties and Growth Management   Tom Arrandale     23
States and Growth Management   Dennis Farney     29
The Best Practices
Apopka Creates New Community Vision for Its Future   Robert B. Denhardt   Joseph E. Gray     35
Athens, Other Cities, Preserve Their Neighborhoods   John O'Looney     42
Atlanta Takes Measures to Revive Its Inner-City   Dan F. Sweat   Jacquelyn A. Anthony     47
Austin, Other Cities, Go "Green" in Their Core   Matt Stansberry     54
Berea, Other Cities, Manage Growth through Environmental Controls   Nancy Stark   Hamilton Brown     57
Bernards Embraces Nature to Enhance Its Downtown   Peter A. Messina     68
Boston, Other Cities, Use CDCs for Urban Renewal   Alexander von Hoffman     70
Boulder Metro Area Shares Revenues to Restrict New Development   Richard M. Sheehan     74
Bozeman, Other Cities, Use Nonprofits to Protect Nature   Todd Wilkinson     79
Cape Coral Uses Interactive Growth Model to Plot Its Future   Paul Van Buskirk   Carleton Ryffel   Darryl Clare     84
Cherry Hill Embraces Mixed Uses for Its Commercial Center   Bernie Platt     90
Colorado Springs Focuses on Nature to Revive Its Downtown   Mark A. Nuszer     92
Concord Emphasizes Restorative Development for Its Downtown   Storm Cunningham     96
Cumming Focuses on Its Neighborhoods for Sustainable Development   Stella Tarnay     101
Eastville Enhances Its Economy through Environmental Protection   Lance Metzler   Mary Lechner   Timothy Hayes     107
Franklin, Other Cities, Revitalize Main Streets to Improve Their Inner Core   Kim A. O'Connell     114
Hanover Uses "Civic Index" to Improve Its Downtown   David A. Bloom     118
Hartford Works with Local College to Renew Its Inner-City Neighborhoods   Rob Gurwitt     129
Hoboken, Other Cities, Focus on Affordable Housing for Inner-City Renewal   Susan Bass Levin     135
Irwindale Uses Redevelopment to Revitalize Its Downtown   John F. Shirey     138
Las Vegas, Other Cities, Use State-of-the-Art Digital Practices in Their Downtowns   David Gales     143
Lowell, Other Cities, Preserve Their Heritage   Edward T. McMahon     147
Memphis Focuses on Housing to Save Its Downtown   Ellen Perlman     151
Minneapolis, Other Cities, Redevelop Contaminated Land Areas   Charles Bartsch     156
Nashua Takes Measures to Reduce Global Warming   Jennifer Schroeder     165
Oakland, Other Cities, Use Technology to Guide Urban Growth   Ken Snyder     168
Parkville Approves Mixed Land Uses to Revitalize Its Main Street   Bill Quitmeier   Pat Hawver   Barbara Lance     173
Riverside, Other Cities, Improve Their Development Review Process   Gerald Newfarmer   Amy Cohen Paul   Rebekka Hosken     177
Rochester Uses Citizen Stakeholders to Revitalize Inner-City Neighborhoods   Jarle Crocker     182
St. Louis, Other Cities, Use Citizen Input to Guide Urban Growth   David Rusk     188
St. Maries Takes Steps to Preserve Its Forest Land   Mark Matthews     191
St. Paul Officials Work with Citizens to Create an Inner-City Park   Vicki Monks     196
San Diego Revises Its General Plan to Guide Future Urban Growth    Nancy Bragado     201
Santa Rosa Goes "Green" to Enhance Its Environment   Dell Tredinnick     204
Sarasota Improves Safety in Its Neighborhoods through Enhanced Urban Design Practices   Sherry Plaster Carter     207
Seattle, Other Cities, Take Steps to Improve Their Air Quality and Environment   Josh Goodman     211
Silver Spring, Other Communities, Take Steps to Improve Their Inner-Ring Suburbs   Mary Ann Barton     215
Sitka, Other Cities, Work with Nonprofits to Promote Conservation   Rebecca Bryant     219
South Amboy Improves Its Waterfront to Revitalize Its Aging Downtown   Allan Hope     225
Stamford, Other Cities, Use Land Trusts to Preserve Their Open Spaces   Christine Woodside     230
Taos Uses Nonprofit Organization to Restore and Preserve Native Lands   Richard Mahler     234
Tulare, Other Cities, Use Redevelopment to Enhance Community Safety   John F. Shirey     238
Vancouver Promotes Inner-City Housing to Create a Vibrant Downtown   Alan Ehrenhalt     242
West Des Moines, Other Cities, Create Mixed-Use Town Centers to Preserve Their Downtowns   Mike Sheridan     248
The Future
Cities, Change, and Growth   Roger L. Kemp     253
Cities and Their Infrastructure   Roger L. Kemp     260
Cities and Their Environment   Kevin Fletcher     265
Telecities and the Future   Joseph N. Pelton     268
Sustainable Communities and the Future   Susan F. Boyd     275
Appendices
Periodicals Focusing on Planning     281
Glossary     282
Acronyms and Abbreviations     286
Regional Resources     287
National Resources     290
About the Editor and Contributors     297
Index     301
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