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When City and Country Collide: Managing Growth in the Metropolitan Fringe

By: Tom Daniels

420 pages, Figs, tabs

Island Press

Paperback | Nov 1998 | #84391 | ISBN: 1559635975
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Examines the fringe phenomenon and presents a workable approach to fostering more compact development and better, more sustainable communities in those areas. It provides viable alternatives to traditional land use and development practices, and offers a solid framework and rational perspective for wider adoption of growth management techniques.


The metropolitan fringe - America's premier land-use battleground; how the fringe came to be; obstacles to managing growth in the fringe; growth management strategies and the law of the fringe; designing the fringe - joining appearance and performance; changing federal programmes that promote sprawl in the fringe; divided we sprawl - the role of state and local goverments; blending regulations and incentives to manage fringe growth; regional planning - making the city, suburb and fringe connection; managing growth in the fringe countryside; growth management case studies; the promised land - the future of the fringe.

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