Managing Community Growth: Policies, Techniques, and Impacts

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This work represents the first broad evaluation of the implications and impacts of community efforts to manage or limit rapid growth. It describes the major types of growth management programs, placing them for the first time in four categories. It also includes evaluation of such related techniques as targeted capital investments, annexation policy, and public land acquisition. Also examined are the various costs and benefits--some obvious and some not--of growth management programs: development requirements, rate-of-growth controls, urban boundaries, mixed housing requirements, and regional planning.

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