Water Programs

Land Use Planning

Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife: Issues and Examples. Edited by Douglas Porter and David A. Salvesen.1995. Published by Island Press. This book proposes guidelines for more effective planning and presents case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled problems between developers and environmentalists. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Department 5AU, Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800) 828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails and Greenway Corridors. 1992. This resource manual encourages the use of economic concepts as part of the effort to protect and promote greenways. Source: The Conservation Fund, American Greenways Program, 1800 N. Kent St. Suite 1120, Arlington, VA 22209; or call (703) 525-6300; http://www.conservationfund.org/.

Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design and Development. 1993. A 351 -page step-by-step guide to envisioning, funding, implementing and managing a greenways project. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800) 828-1302; ISBN No.1-55963-137-6; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Greenways for America. 1990. A planning manual for communities that has many examples of river corridor projects and a good bibliography. Source: The Johns Hopkins University Press, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211; or call (410) 516-6956; http://www.press.jhu.edu/.

Growing Greener: Putting Conservation into Local Plans and Ordinances. 1999. Randall Arendt. This comprehensive guide to conservation through land use planning provides information on the benefits of conservation planning, examples of subdivisions with conservation areas, and step-by-step guidelines for using zoning and planning to incorporate conservation features into neighborhoods. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800) 828-1302; ISBN No. 1-55963-742-0; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Managing Change in Rural Communities - The Role of Planning and Design. 1996. Developed by the National Endowment for the Arts and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation service. Describes a study of rural communities in which landscape architects helped local people take advantage of resources and opportunities to promote sustainable development and solve environmental problems. Source: Soil and Water Conservation Society, 945 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021; or call (800) THE-SOIL; http://www.swcs.org/.

Pathways to Planning. 2004. This online tool acts as an interactive consultant to citizens and local planners. The tool asks questions on a variety of topics to assess a municpality's existing conditions and planning capacity. It then provides advice and resources specifically matched to the needs assessed. Source: Smart Growth Vermont; http://www.smartgrowthvermont.org/.

Protecting Water Resources With Smart Growth. 2004. This report documents 75 innovative approaches to smart growth, including redeveloping abandoned properties, encouraging rooftop gardens, creating shared parking, and promoting tree planting, that state and local governments can use to achieve their smart growth and water quality goals. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, DC 20460; or call (800)490-9198; www.epa.gov/smartgrowth.

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