ERIC Number: ED128258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Major Environmentally-Based Land Use Issues on the Urban Fringe.
Hordon, Robert M.
Types of land-use issues which form current problems in urban areas are discussed in this paper. The majority of these environmentally based issues revolve around the management of water. The five most often encountered water-oriented issues are denoted in rank order of importance. First, an ample water supply which is free from contamination must serve as a finite limit on municipal growth. second, sewage disposal needs to be provided by on-site systems such as septic disposal and spray irrigation or by off-site systems such as lagooning, small package plants, or large regional sewage treatment plants. Third, storm runoffs, generated by development, need to be controlled. Fourth, erosion and sedimentation, occurring at an enormously accelerated rate due to the activity of man, need to be managed. Fifth, flood plains must be managed, which becomes increasingly necessary as each new structure built in the flood plain obstructs the stream flow and reduces the area available to the stream to convey flood waters. The pervasiveness of water as an element in land-use issues necessitates rational management of the hydrologic cycle in a reasonable urban planning goal. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Community Planning, Conservation (Environment), Controlled Environment, Ecological Factors, Geography, Geology, Land Use, Maps, Metropolitan Areas, Natural Resources, Problems, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Urban Planning, Urbanization, Waste Disposal, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Geographical Congress (23rd, Moscow, USSR, July 1976)