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  • Regional Planning for a Sustainable America
    The book includes an introduction and conclusion synthesizing themes discussed by the contributors in their chapters chapters on each of twenty one regional planning programs by experts working on those initiatives and chapters on regional planning policy issues including climate change affordable housing economic benefits land conservation and public visioning processes Through this web site you can find additional materials on these regional planning programs and regional planning topics such

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  • Regional Planning for a Sustainable America: featured programs and issues
    Scenic Area ch 2 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency ch 3 Ontario s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe ch 4 Adirondack Park ch 5 Pinelands National Reserve ch 6 New Jersey Highlands ch 7 Meadowlands of New Jersey ch 8 New York Central Pine Barrens ch 9 Cape Cod ch 10 Puget Sound Regional Council ch 11 Sacramento Area Council of Governments ch 12 33 Envision Utah ch 13

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  • Contact
    Contributors You are here Home Contact Contact Contact me with any corrections suggestions for additional information to put on the web site or other ideas for making this site useful and accurate Carleton Montgomery Executive Director Pinelands Preservation Alliance 17 Pemberton Road Southampton NJ 08088 carleton pinelandsalliance org For information about the Pinelands Preservation Alliance go to our great web site at www pinelandsalliance org Site 5 21 2012 Order

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  • Regional Planning for a Sustainable America - Table of Contents
    Experiment Ross Whaley and Brian Houseal 6 Pinelands National Reserve Saving a Unique Ecosystem in the Nation s Most Densely Developed State John C Stokes and Susan Grogan 7 Planning for Tomorrow in the Highlands of New Jersey Eileen Swan 8 Restoration Conservation and Economy in the New Jersey Meadowlands Robert Ceberio 9 Changing the Land Use Paradigm to Save New York s Central Pine Barrens Raymond P Corwin 10 Cape Cod Protecting a Land of Sand and Water John Lipman and Maggie Geist Part II Collaborative and Voluntary Planning Initiatives 11 Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Future in Puget Sound Robert Drewel 12 Integrated Land Use Transportation and Air Quality Planning in Sacramento Mike McKeever 13 Envision Utah Building Communities on Values Alan Matheson Jr 14 Regional Planning in Florida Charles L Siemon 15 Regional Planning for Livable Communities in Atlanta Rob LeBeau 16 From the Mountains to the Sea Maryland s Smart Growth Program Richard Hall 17 Raising the Bar at the Chesapeake Bay Program Carlton Haywood 18 The Political Dead Zone in Chesapeake Bay Howard R Ernst 19 Regional Planning at a County Scale in Lancaster County Pennsylvania Ray D Agostino and Mary L Frey 20 Regional Land Use and Infrastructure in the Delaware River Valley Barry Seymour 21 Regional Planning for the Delaware River Carol R Collier 22 Planning for Sustainable Agriculture Forestry and Biodiversity in Maine Elizabeth Hertz Part III Society Economics and Regional Planning 23 Regions for Climate Resiliency Robert D Yaro and David M Kooris 24 Megaregion Planning and the High Speed Rail Petra Todorovich 25 The Economic Benefits of Regional Planning Christopher Jones 26 Serving the Environment and Economy through Regional Planning Paul D Gottlieb 27 Promoting Fiscal Equity and Efficient Development Practices at the Metropolitan Scale Myron Orfield and Thomas Luce

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  • Regional Plans › Log In
    Regional Plans Username Password Remember Me Lost your password Back to Regional Plans

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  • Portland Metro
    UGB and to create a Future Vision and long range Regional Planning Framework for all land use planning in the region Not surprisingly the agency s primary focus has been setting and adjusting the UGB to control sprawl and preserve natural and agricultural lands outside the boundary But Metro does much more The agency also uses zoning mandates transportation investment land acquisition and planning incentives to encourage efficient use of land within the growth boundaries Portland Metro mandates minimum densities for some areas within the UGB in order to prevent local governments from defeating the plan through low density zoning Portland Metro s land use powers do not displace but rather direct and supplement municipal zoning within Metro s jurisdiction Vital Statistics Chapter of the Book 1 State OR Year Established 1992 Geographic Scale 296 514 acres Mandatory or Voluntary over Local Government Mandatory Authorizing Laws State Agencies and Organizations Portland Metro 1000 Friends of Oregon Oregon Environmental Council Resources Portland Urban Growth Boundary Map Oregon Land Use Planning Act ORS 197 005 The Metro Charter Oregon s Statewide Planning Goals and Guidelines 2040 Growth Concept Regional Framework Plan Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Regional Transportation Plan Selected References Abbot C 2001 Greater Portland Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest Philadadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press Abbott C 2002 Planning a Sustainable City The Process and Performance of Portland s Urban Growth Boundary in Squires G D ed Urban Sprawl Causes Consequences and Policy Responses Urban Institute Press Aoki K 2005 All the King s Horses and All the King s Men Hurdles To Putting the Fragmented Metropolis Back Together Again Statewide Land Use Planning Portland Metro and Oregon s Measure 37 Journal of Law and Policy 21 397 450 Benner R 2009 Portland Metropolitan Region turns a Climate

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  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    1986 but the benefits it has brought the region over the past twenty years have won it widespread public support The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a rural area pressed by sprawl emanating from cities outside its boundaries in this case Portland and Vancouver Special federal legislation designated the National Scenic Area and directed the U S Department of Agriculture s Forest Service to work with a Commission appointed by the states of Washington and Oregon to manage the region s growth and conservation The management plan is detailed and mandatory but it relies first and foremost on the county governments to adopt its terms and ensure it is implemented within their jurisdictions Columbia River Gorge is America s only national scenic area the many National Heritage Areas are similar in concept but are administered by the Interior Department s National Park Service The program s success suggests other regions should consider the kind of federal sponsorship and cooperative land use planning this initiative is achieving Vital Statistics Chapter of the Book 2 States OR WA Year Established 1986 Geographic Scale 292 500 acres Mandatory or Voluntary over Local Government Mandatory Authorizing Laws Federal State Agencies and Organizations Columbia River Gorge Commission United States Forest Service 1000 Friends of Oregon Resources Columbia River Gorge Compact Oregon and Washington statutes Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act 16 U S C 544 Columbia River Gorge Commission Land Use Ordinance Columbia River Gorge Commission GIS resources Selected References Abbott C S Adler and M P Abbott 1997 Planning a New West The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Oregon State University Press Allen J 1984 The Magnificent Gateway A Layman s Guide to the Geology of the Columbia River Gorge Timber Press Blair Jr B 1986 The Columbia River Gorge

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  • Lake Tahoe Regional Planning
    created by the states of California and Nevada with the backing of federal legislation to save Lake Tahoe by managing development throughout the Lake s 300 000 acre watershed Its regional jurisdiction coincides with the resource it is charged to protect As such it is the only multi state mandatory regional planning agency and the only one whose jurisdiction matches a complete watershed boundary The Agency has developed long range plans numerical measures of success and a broad array of land use management tools It reviews and must approve all development for consistency with regional environmental thresholds plans and ordinances The Agency carries out a number of related planning functions under federal and state mandates and raises substantial funds through fees which it invests in restoration capital improvements and scientific research The Tahoe Agency is with the addition of a federal representative the Metropolitan Planning Organization MPO for the region Vital Statistics Chapter of the Book 3 States CA NV Year Established 1969 Geographic Scale 300 000 acres Mandatory or Voluntary over Local Government Mandatory Authorizing Laws Federal State Agencies and Organizations Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Tahoe Environmental Research Center U C Davis Resources Tahoe Regional Planning Compact California GC

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