ERIC Number: ED073891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Plans for Improving Rural Counties. Revised May 1972.
Solberg, Erling D.
The need for a comprehensive plan--an overall pattern of development--for rural counties is discussed in this paper. The planning is done by a representative body with the authority to make detailed studies, to draft and recommend long-range comprehensive plans and specific plans, and to suggest measures to implement the plans. The 3 steps for preparing a comprehensive plan are (1) deciding on overall goals; (2) gathering facts about what the county has now, its resources, potentials, and problems; and (3) making a comprehensive plan that shows how the county can use what it has to achieve its goals. To put the plan into effect requires adoption of the plan by the county governing body, an action program directed by the county government, cooperation of private developers, and public support. Several suggestions are made in the paper to assist the individual who is interested in starting a comprehensive plan in his own county. (PS)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Community Planning, Economic Factors, Industrialization, Land Use, Natural Resources, Objectives, Rural Areas
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.