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Land Use in America - Henry L. Diamond

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Published: 1st February 1996
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Over the past two decades, great strides have been made on a wide variety of environmental fronts. Air and water quality have improved significantly, certain endangered species are on the road to recovery, and there is a marked increase in environmental awareness among the general population. Yet at the same time, little has changed in our approach toward how land is used.Henry L. Diamond and Patrick F. Noonan, two preeminent figures in the modern conservation movement, examine that unfortunate circumstance as they provide a broad overview of major land use issues of the past twenty-five years and a ten-point agenda for future action. They look at key trends and patterns of the past two decades, and consider what can be done to help communities throughout the country accomodate growth in better, more environmentally sound, more fiscally responsible ways.Diamond and Noonan base the synthesis and analysis featured in the first part of the book in large part on a series of papers from leading scholars, public officials, and practitioners that are included in their entirety in the second part of the book. The contributors provide and in-depth look at important topics, including: Howard Dean, governor of Vermont, on Vermont's experience with growth management plan Douglas P. Wheeler, secretary of the California Resources Agency, on the implementation of ecosystem management in California Jean W. Hocker, president of the Land Trust Alliance, on what land trusts are and how they work John A. Georges, chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper Company, on management of forest resources Jerold S. Kayden, professor at Harvard University, on private property rights and the "takings" issue

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
The Agenda
Healthy Land Makes Healthy Communitiesp. 1
Today's Land Use Challengesp. 4
Good Land Use Is Achieved by Good Planningp. 7
Making More Efficient Use of the Landp. 13
Florida: A Status Reportp. 14
Long Island (1973-1995)p. 16
California (1973-1995)p. 20
State Planning and Growth Managementp. 25
Colorado (1973-1995)p. 28
New Regional Groupingsp. 32
Local Initiativesp. 34
Cost of Sprawlp. 35
New Issues Awaken, New Strategies Emerge, New Problems Arisep. 43
New Stakeholdersp. 43
Transportationp. 45
Greenwaysp. 48
Hudson River Greenway: A Regional Success Storyp. 50
Historic Preservationp. 55
New Designs for Communities and Neighborhoodsp. 57
Metropolitan Growth Patterns: A Homebuilder's Perspectivep. 59
Farmlandsp. 66
Affordable Housingp. 70
Assessing Environmental Impactsp. 72
Further Environmental Progressp. 75
The Land and Water Nexusp. 78
Backlashp. 79
Whose Property Is It Anyway?p. 81
More Growth and Change Are Comingp. 85
The Changing Economy Also Means More Pressures on the Landp. 94
Social Values in Transition Are Changing How Land Is Usedp. 95
A Land Use Agenda for 21st Century Americap. 99
The Agendap. 100
Sustainable Communitiesp. 101
Knoxville Center City Business Park Brownfields Redevelopment Projectp. 117
Loxahatchee Greenways Projectp. 129
Conclusionp. 132
Growth Management Plansp. 135
Ecosystem Management: An Organizing Principle for Land Usep. 155
Transportation: A Key Element in Sustainable Communitiesp. 173
Across the Barricadesp. 187
Metropolitan Development Trends of the Late 1990s: Social and Environmental Implicationsp. 203
Our Critical Forest Resourcesp. 223
Land Use Planning: A Farmer's Perspectivep. 237
Patience, Problem Solving, and Private Initiative: Local Groups Chart a New Course for Land Conservationp. 245
Sustainability and Social Justice: The Changing Face of Land Use and Environmentalismp. 261
Science and the Sustainable Use of Landp. 273
Private Property Rights, Government Regulation, and the Constitution: Searching for Balancep. 295
An Economic Perspective on the Sustainable Use of Landp. 309
Selected Bibliography and Further Readingsp. 331
Advisory Committee Membersp. 335
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9781559634649
ISBN-10: 1559634642
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st February 1996
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2