Cities and Water: A Handbook for Planning

Cities and Water: A Handbook for Planning

by Roger L. Kemp (Editor)




Droughts, global warming and rising infrastructure costs have brought new attention to water as both an urban planning and an environmental issue. This volume presents many best-practice case studies to show how cities and towns throughout the United States are restoring their wetlands, watersheds, rivers, beaches, and harbors even as rapid urbanization has put more stress on water supplies. These collected accounts are designed to educate citizens and public officials about water-related issues and future concerns. Regional and national resource directories are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786434695
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/12/2008
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., ICMA-CM, has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, University of New Haven, University of Connecticut and Golden Gate University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Part I. Cities and Water

1. People, Water, and the Urban Environment

Michael Burger 7

2. America’s Aging Water-Related Infrastructure

Lori Burkhammer 11

3. Water Regulations and Land Use

Jon D. Witten 15

4. Protecting Our Watersheds

Jonas Sipaila and William McCully 20

5. Safeguarding Our Drinking Water

Stephen Goudey and Laura Tipple 25

6. The Relationship of Water to Growth

Richard M. Stapleton 27

Part II. The Best Practices

7. Allenstown, NH, Improves Its Wastewater Treatment Process

Ray Gordon 31

8. Aurora, CO, Preserves and Protects Its Water Supply

Amy Kimball 33

9. Ayer, MA, and Other Cities Must Preserve Their Water Supply to Accommodate Growth

Cory S. Hopkins 36

10. Baltimore, MD, and Other Cities Revitalize Their Harbor Areas

Guillermo Lopez 39

11. Boston, MA, and Other Cities Use Citizens and Nonprofit Groups to Clean Up Rivers

Tom Arrandale 44

12. Bradenton, FL, Area Prepares Boating Paradise on Its Rivers and Streams

John Osborne 50

13. Bradley Beach, NJ, Restores and Protects Its Beach Shoreline

JoAnne Castagna 54

14. Charleston, SC, and Other Cities Protect Their Urban Waterfronts

John Buntin 57

15. Charlotte, NC, Restores Stream and Wetlands Corridor Area

Pete Romocki and Chris Matthews 63

16. Chicago, IL, Considers Options to Expand Its Future Water Resources

Geoff Manaugh 66

17. Cleveland, OH, and Other Cities Improve Their Drinking Water Infrastructure

Nancy Zeilig 68

18. Delphos, OH, and Other Cities Improve Their Aging Wastewater Systems

Lori Burkhammer 73

19. Fort Worth, TX, Removes Levees to Reconnect Waterways to Its Neighborhoods

Richard Sawey 77

20. Halifax, NS, Improves Harbor Water Quality with Massive Sewage Infrastructure Improvements

Alec Mackie 80

21. Houston, TX, Improves the Management of Its Stormwater

Amara Rozgus 83

22. Jacksonville, NC, Reconstructs Its Wetlands and Cleans Its Bay

Carole Moore 86

23. Kansas City, KS, Restores Its Urban Habitat and Improves Water Quality

Laurie Brown 91

24. Las Vegas, NV, Master Plan Focuses on Regional Flood Control, Neighborhood Drainage, and Sanitary Sewers

Amara Rozgus 97

25. Los Angeles, CA, Inner-City Renewal Plan Focuses on Restoring the “Lost” River

Hilary Kaplan 100

26. Miami, FL, Shapes Its Future by Restoring and Preserving Its River

Herb Hiller 104

27. Moscow, ID, Restores Nature to Improve Its Rivers and Their Wetlands

Amanda Cronin 107

28. New Orleans, LA, and Other Cities Restore Inner-City Parks and Their Waterways

Jim Miara 112

29. Philadelphia, PA, and Other Cities Clean Contaminated Sites to Restore Their Aging Riverfront Areas

Roshi Pelaseyed 117

30. St. Augustine, FL, Creates New Wetland Areas to Offset Urban Growth Patterns

B.J. Bukata, Debra Segal, Toney Cubbedge, and Rich Turnbull 122

31. St. George, ME, May Acquire Property to Ensure Public Access to Its Shoreline

Peter Ralston 126

32. Salt Lake City, UT, and Other Cities Benefit from Public and Private Wetlands Preservation and Mitigation Programs

Michael M. Brodsky 130

33. San Francisco, CA, Enhances Its Water Quality by Using Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

Gary J. Goodemote 135

34. Santa Barbara, CA, Protects Its Coastline While There’s Still Time

Gordy Slack 139

35. Santa Fe, NM, Works with Citizen Groups to Restore a River and Its Corridor

William Poole 142

36. Santa Monica, CA, and Other Cities Let Mother Nature Guide New Stormwater Management Practices

Donald Baker, Les Lampe, and Laura Adams 148

37. Scottsdale, AZ, and Other Cities Reclaim, Recycle, and Reuse Their Wastewater

David Mansfield, Paul Shoenberger, James Crook, and Karen DeCampli 151

38. Seattle, WA, Uses Smart Growth Practices to Improve Water Quality

Lisa Nisenson and Jennifer Molloy 155

39. Streamwood, IL, Takes Measures to Protect Its Rivers and Streams

Steve Gibbs 163

40. Toledo, OH, Takes Steps to Remove Pollutants from Its Rivers to Improve Water Quality

Joshua J. O’Neil and Stephen M. Way 166

41. University Place, WA, Prepares Multi-Agency Master Plan for Water-Sensitive Land Area

Brett Davis 170

42. Washington, DC, Improves the Quality of Its Drinking Water

Kevin Dixon 173

43. West Des Moines, IA, Turns River and Watershed Into Park and Open Space

Sally Ortgies and Edwin Slattery 176

44. Yorklyn, DE, and Other Cities Adopt Plans to Protect Buildings in Floodplains from Water

Michael Powell and Robin Ringler 180

Part III. The Future

45. Growth and Water Issues

Michelle Henrie 185

46. Reclaiming Our Rivers

Nancy L. Fleming 189

47. The Riverfront Conservation Movement

Greg Breining 193

48. Smart Growth and Water Benefits U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 197

49. Restorative Development

Storm Cunningham 200

50. Cities, Water, People, and the Future

Martha Sutro 205

A. Abbreviations and Acronyms 209

B. Glossary of Terms 211

C. Periodical Bibliography 219

D.Water Webliography 220

E. Regional Resource Directory 221

F. National Resource Directory 223

About the Editor and Contributors 225

Index 229

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