Cities in the Wilderness
A New Vision of Land Use in America
By (author) Bruce E Babbitt
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Cities in the Wilderness by Bruce E Babbitt
Book DescriptionIn this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in.We've all experienced America's changing natural landscape as the integrity of our forests, seacoasts, and river valleys succumbs to strip malls, new roads, and subdivisions. Too often, we assume that when land is developed it is forever lost to the natural world--or hope that a patchwork of local conservation strategies can somehow hold up against further large-scale development.In CITIES IN THE WILDERNESS, Bruce Babbitt makes the case for why we need a national vision of land use. We may have a space program, he points out, but here at home we don't have an open-space policy that can balance the needs for human settlement and community with those for preservation of the natural world upon which life depends. Yet such a balance, the author demonstrates, is as remarkably achievable as it is necessary. This is no call for developing a new federal bureaucracy; Babbitt show s instead how much can be--and has been--done by making thoughtful and beneficial use of laws and institutions already in place.Babbitt draws on his extensive experience to take us behind the scenes negotiating the Florida Everlgades resotration project, the largest ever authorized by Congress. In California, we discover how the Endangered Species Act has been employed to restore regional habitat. In the Midwest, we see how new World Trade Organization regulations might be used to help restore Iowa's farmlands and rivers. As a key architect of many environmental success stories, Babbitt reveals how broad restoration projects have thrived through federal-state partnerships and how their principles can be extended to other parts of the country. In this inspiring and informative book, Babbitt offers a vision of land use as grand as the country's natural heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597261517
(229mm x 159mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruce E Babbitt
Phelps Dodge Corporation et al., Petitioners, V. State Tax Commission of Arizona et al. U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings, Paperback / softback (October 2011)» View all books by Bruce E Babbitt
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Author Biography - Bruce E Babbitt
Bruce Babbittserved as US Secretary of the Interior from 1993 to 2001, as Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987, and as Attorney General of Arizona from 1975 to 1978. He currently practices law in Washington, D.C."
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