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  • Planning for the Delaware River
    management of river flows through mutual agreement The states have committed themselves through a compact to maintain minimum specified flow rates needed to sustain ecological functions and protect intakes Although controlled by its member states the Commission serves them all as a neutral expert in effect setting the bounds of negotiation by showing the states how much water and from where in the system they have to work with Vital Statistics Chapter of the Book 21 States DE NJ NY PA Year Established 1961 Geographic Scale 8 6 million acres Mandatory or Voluntary over Local Government Mandatory Authorizing Laws Federal State Agencies and Organizations Delaware River Basin Commission United States Geological Survey Delaware River Master Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Delaware Riverkeeper Resources Maps Delaware River Basin Compact US Supreme Court Decree Water Resources Plan for the Delaware River Basin Administrative Agreements between DRBC and the four states Selected References Albert Richard C 2005 Damming the Delaware 2nd Edition The Pennsylvania State University Press Bush P M 2004 Transboundary Water Allocation in the Delaware River Basin A History of Conflict Management and Growing Challenges Conference Eastern Water Resources Law Policy and Technology Collier C R 2004 Sustainable Water Resources Management

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  • Maine Beginning with Habitat Program
    organizations provides landscape scale analysis of critical resources and works with local governments to protect these resources through traditional tools like riparian buffers zoning infrastructure planning and land acquisition The program is entirely voluntary so its success depends on county and municipal leaders seeing the value of collective action a task that is aided by the broad recognition in Maine that natural scenery and resources are the state s greatest

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  • Megaregional Planning
    A number of planners and academics are working to plan on this megaregional scale arguing as a critical scale for planning because it better reflects the actual scale on which economic and social forces are operating than do traditional metropolitan areas Scholars industry representatives activists and government officials have begun discussing challenges like sprawl control transportation infrastructure economic development and housing on a megaregional scale These megaregions cross multiple local government and state boundaries providing both exceptional opportunities and exceptional challenges for planning Organizations America 2050 Federal Highway Administration Atlanta Fifty Forward Resources Richard Florida Tim Gulden Charlotta Mellander The Rise of Mega Regions Federal Highway Administration Megaregions Literature Review Catherine Ross ed 2009 Megaregions Planning for Global Competitiveness Washington DC Island Press Selected Reference Dewar M and D Epstein 2007 Planning for Megaregions in the United States Journal of Planning Literature 22 2 108 124 Lang R and A C Nelson 2007 The Rise of the Megapolitans Planning The Magazine of the American Planning Association January 2007 Martin Prosperity Insight 2010 High Costs High Speeds Hidden Benefits A Broader Perspective on High Speed Rail Rothman School of Management University of Toronto Nelson E 2008 Bay Area Anchors Megaregion Contra

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  • Twin Cities Fiscal Disparities-Tax Base Sharing Program
    residents In 2011 64 of households in the region lived in areas that received more from the pool than they contributed In 2011 37 of regional commercial industrial tax base and 11 of total tax base was in the pool In St Paul one of the largest beneficiaries the average homestead tax is roughly 9 lower than it would be without Fiscal Disparities Minneapolis has had periods where it contributes and others when it benefits The program reduces overall property tax base inequality in the region by about 20 percent as measured by the Gini coefficient It reduces the ratio of the highest to lowest tax base per household from 25 to 8 and it reduces the ratio of the second highest to second lowest tax base per household from 10 to 4 New Jersey also has a well established tax base sharing program Since 1970 the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission has overseen a program that collects 40 percent of the growth in property tax revenues in portions of 14 Bergen and Hudson County communities Revenues are redistributed annually based on the share of the Meadowland district that falls in each community Because all participating communities share in revenue generated by development no matter where it takes place the commission which oversees land use planning in the district is able to plan for both conservation and development where they are most appropriate For more go to the Meadowlands page on this web site Agencies and Organizations Metropolitan Council Institute on Race and Poverty University of Minnesota Resources Minnesota Fiscal Disparities statute officially known as the Charles R Weaver Metropolitan Revenue Distribution Act Fiscal Disparities in the Twin Cities pdf a presentation by the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council Minnesota s Fiscal Disparities Programs pdf a 2005 report by Steve Hinze and

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  • Regional Plans › Lost Password
    Regional Plans Please enter your username or email address You will receive a link to create a new password via email Username or E mail Log in Back to Regional

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