Economics and Contemporary Land-Use Policy by Robert J. Johnston
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Economics and Contemporary Land-Use Policy
By Robert J. Johnston

Economics and Contemporary Land-Use Policy

Development and Conservation at the Rural-Urban Fringe

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Economics and Contemporary Land-Use Policy by Robert J. Johnston

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As external forces increase the demand for land conversion, communities are increasingly open to policies that encourage conservation of farm and forest lands. This interest in conservation notwithstanding, the consequences of land-use policy and the drivers of land conversions are often unclear. One of the first books to deal exclusively with the economics of rural-urban sprawl, Economics and Contemporary Land-Use Policy explores the causes and consequences of rapidly accelerating land conversions in urban-fringe areas, as well as implications for effective policy responses. This book emphasizes the critical role of both spatial and economic-ecological interactions in contemporary land use, and the importance of a practical, policy-oriented perspective. Chapters illustrate an interaction of conceptual, theoretical, and empirical approaches to land-use policy and highlight advances in policy-oriented economics associated with the conservation and development of urban-fringe land. Issues addressed include (1) the appropriate role of economics in land-use policy, (2) forecasting and management of land conversion, (3) interactions among land use, property values, and local taxes, and (4) relationships among rural amenities, rural character, and urban-fringe land-use policy. Economics and Contemporary Land-Use Policy is a timely and relevant contribution to the land-use policy debate and will prove an essential reference for policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels. It will also be of interest to students, academics, and anyone with an interest in the practical application of economics to land-use issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933115214
ISBN-10: 1933115211
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 24-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert J. Johnston

Robert J. Johnston is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and associate director of the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, both at the University of Connecticut. Stephen K. Swallow is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island.

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