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About this book
About this book
Provides solutions for controlling urban sprawl, emphasizing the integration of federal, state, and local land use plans. It discusses the most recent scientific data, how to extract what is important, and how to apply it to the local land planning process. The author includes the application of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to problem solving. US focus.
ForewardPrefaceWhy Ecologically Based Land Use Environmental Degradation - The Product of Land UseLand Use and Environmental Protection - Their Origins, Philosophies, and DestiniesComprehensive Land Use Planning - A Slow Start and Slow AcceptanceEnvironmental Protection - On a Parallel Course But Destined to Merge with Land Use PlanningThe Making of a Land Use PhilosophyReconciling the Master Plan and Zoning and Restoring True Home RuleAdditional Science Aids the ProcessBeware the ModelVerification, Validation, and Confirmation of Numerical Models in the Earth Sciences - Guest EssayThe Value of Natural Ecosystems and Natural ResourcesSetting the ValuesLocalizingPrivate Property Rights and Public Trust ResourcesGetting ReadyGetting StartedDevelopment of the Community Wide Parcel Base MapInclude Some Historical Perspectives of the CommunityInventory and Importance of Community ResourcesAnalyzing the Data, Assessing Community Health and Setting Objectives and Strategies for the New Ecologically Based Municipal Master PlanStressor IndicatorsEnvironmental or Exposure IndicatorsResponse IndicatorsAnalyzing the Data and Setting Objectives and StrategiesNew Ideas for the New MillenniumA General Commentary on Best Management PracticesAppendicesAppendix A: Web Site Containing Environmental or Ecological InformationAppendix B: Excerpted Tables From U.S. Fish and Wildlife Exposure Factors Handbook for the American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)and the red fox (Vulpes vulpes)Appendix C: Example Data Available From New Jersey DEP's Natural Heritage ProgramAppendix D: Excerpts From New Jersey Geological Survey's "A Method for Evaluating Ground Water Recharge Areas in New Jersey"Appendix E: Siltation and Erosion Control Sample ProductsReferencesIndex