Managing Growth in America's Communities
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By (author) Douglas R. Porter
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Managing Growth in America's Communities by Douglas R. Porter
Book DescriptionIn 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 (and where and why). This clearly written book details how American communities have grappled with the challenges of planning for growth and the ways in which they are adapting new ideas about urban design, green building, and conservation. It describes the policies and programs they have implemented, and includes examples from towns and cities throughout the US.Growth management is essential today, as communities seek to control the location, impact, character, and timing of development in order to balance environmental and economic needs and concerns.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. Informative sidebars offer additional perspectives from experts in growth management, including Robert Lang, Arthur C Nelson, Erik Meyers, and others.In particular, he considers issues of population growth, eminent domain, and the importance of design, especially green design. He also reports on the latest ideas in sustainable development, smart growth, neighborhood design, transit-oriented development, and green infrastructure planning. Like its predecessor, the second edition of "Managing Growth in America's Communities" is essential reading for anyone who is interested in how communities can grow intelligently.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597260060
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Covers the principles that guide intelligent planning for communities of different size. This book helps grasp the issues in managing growth, and discover what has worked in practice (and where and why). It details how American communities implemented the policies and programs and includes examples from towns and cities throughout the US.
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Author Biography - Douglas R. Porter
Douglas R. Porter is a consultant on land use planning and policy issues based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He has written numerous books and documents for both ULI and APA. Anthony Downs at the Brooking Institution refers to Porter as "one of the nation's leading experts in growth management."
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