ERIC Number: ED155105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How Will America Grow? A Citizen Guide to Land-Use Planning.
Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality.
Citizens are encouraged to learn about and become involved in land use and growth issues in their communities. Intended as a follow-up of an earlier report by the Committee's Task Force on Land Use and Urban Growth which outlined philosophical, legal, and policy aspects of land-use planning, the document suggests planning guidelines for citizen action groups and decision makers at all levels of government. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I suggests that only major citizen efforts can channel growth in a positive way and counteract the outmoded American ideal of growth for growth's sake. Chapter II introduces key factors in land use planning. These include comprehensive land-use master plans, cost/benefit analyses, environmental impact statements, zoning, subdivision regulations, planned unit development, preemptive purchasing, and land banking. Chapter III explains how to make a land use inventory of a community's assets and liabilities. Chapter IV outlines major issues to consider when deciding how to use a parcel of land. These include agriculture, economic development, energy requirements, flood plain use, housing, open space, and transportation. The final chapter provides information for use by community associations as they organize for action, draw up land-use planning agendas, interact with decision makers, and implement land use goals. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Action, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Information Utilization, Land Use, Policy Formation, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality.
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