Cities and Growth

A Policy Handbook


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About the Book

This reference work covers the rapidly evolving field of “cities and growth”; provides the framework and background for the emergence of best growth management practices in America’s cities in recent years; includes numerous case studies, or best practices available for reference; focuses on the future of planning practices; and examines future trends, societal changes, urban growth patterns, cities and their infrastructure, and cities and their environment. The appendices include a listing of U.S. periodicals focusing on urban planning practices, a glossary of urban planning terms, a regional resource directory and a national resource directory.

About the Author(s)

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven, and the University of Connecticut. He is a distinguished adjunct professor in the Executive MPA Program at Golden Gate University.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Roger L. Kemp
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 316
Bibliographic Info: glossary, directories, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3197-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface      1


1. Cities, Land Use, and Transportation

Curtis Johnson      5

2. Cities and Economic Development

Richard C. Feiock and Moon-Gi Jeong      10

3. Cities and Development Impact Fees

Emil Malizia      17

4. Counties and Growth Management

Tom Arrandale      23

5. States and Growth Management

Dennis Farney      29


6. Apopka Creates New Community Vision for Its Future

Robert B. Denhardt and Joseph E. Gray      35

7. Athens, Other Cities, Preserve Their Neighborhoods

John O’Looney      42

8. Atlanta Takes Measures to Revive Its Inner-City

Dan E. Sweat and Jacquelyn A. Anthony      47

9. Austin, Other Cities, Go “Green” in Their Core

Matt Stansberry      54

10. Berea, Other Cities, Manage Growth through Environmental Controls

Nancy Stark and Hamilton Brown      57

11. Bernards Embraces Nature to Enhance Its Downtown

Peter A. Messina      68

12. Boston, Other Cities, Use CDCs for Urban Renewal

Alexander von Hoffman      70

13. Boulder Metro Area Shares Revenues to Restrict New Development

Richard M. Sheehan      74

14. Bozeman, Other Cities, Use Nonprofits to Protect Nature

Todd Wilkinson      79

15. Cape Coral Uses Interactive Growth Model to Plot Its Future

Paul Van Buskirk, Carleton Ryffel, and Darryl Clare      84

16. Cherry Hill Embraces Mixed Uses for Its Commercial Center

Bernie Platt      90

17. Colorado Springs Focuses on Nature to Revive Its Downtown

Mark A. Nuszer      92

18. Concord Emphasizes Restorative Development for Its Downtown

Storm Cunningham      96

19. Cumming Focuses on Its Neighborhoods for Sustainable Development

Stella Tarnay      101

20. Eastville Enhances Its Economy through Environmental Protection

Lance Metzler, Mary Lechner, and Timothy Hayes      107

21. Franklin, Other Cities, Revitalize Main Streets to Improve Their Inner Core

Kim A. O’Connell      114

22. Hanover Uses “Civic Index” to Improve Its Downtown

David A. Bloom      118

23. Hartford Works with Local College to Renew Its Inner-City Neighborhoods

Rob Gurwitt      129

24. Hoboken, Other Cities, Focus on Affordable Housing for Inner-City Renewal

Susan Bass Levin      135

25. Irwindale Uses Redevelopment to Revitalize Its Downtown

John F. Shirey      138

26. Las Vegas, Other Cities, Use State-of-the-Art Digital Practices in Their


David Gales      143

27. Lowell, Other Cities, Preserve Their Heritage

Edward T. McMahon      147

28. Memphis Focuses on Housing to Save Its Downtown

Ellen Perlman      151

29. Minneapolis, Other Cities, Redevelop Contaminated Land Areas

Charles Bartsch      156

30. Nashua Takes Measures to Reduce Global Warming

Jennifer Schroeder      165

31. Oakland, Other Cities, Use Technology to Guide Urban Growth

Ken Snyder      168

32. Parkville Approves Mixed Land Uses to Revitalize Its Main Street

Bill Quitmeier, Pat Hawver, and Barbara Lance      173

33. Riverside, Other Cities, Improve Their Development Review Process

Gerald Newfarmer, Amy Cohen Paul, and Rebekka Hosken      177

34. Rochester Uses Citizen Stakeholders to Revitalize Inner-City Neighborhoods

Jarle Crocker      182

35. St. Louis, Other Cities, Use Citizen Input to Guide Urban Growth

David Rusk      188

36. St. Maries Takes Steps to Preserve Its Forest Land

Mark Matthews      191

37. St. Paul Officials Work with Citizens to Create an Inner-City Park

Vicki Monks      196

38. San Diego Revises Its General Plan to Guide Future Urban Growth

Nancy Bragado      201

39. Santa Rosa Goes “Green” to Enhance Its Environment

Dell Tredinnick      204

40. Sarasota Improves Safety in Its Neighborhoods through Enhanced Urban

Design Practices

Sherry Plaster Carter      207

41. Seattle, Other Cities, Take Steps to Improve Their Air Quality and Environment

Josh Goodman      211

42. Silver Spring, Other Communities, Take Steps to Improve Their Inner-Ring


Mary Ann Barton      215

43. Sitka, Other Cities, Work with Nonprofits to Promote Conservation

Rebecca Bryant      219

44. South Amboy Improves Its Waterfront to Revitalize Its Aging Downtown

Allan Hope      225

45. Stamford, Other Cities, Use Land Trusts to Preserve Their Open Spaces

Christine Woodside      230

46. Taos Uses Nonprofit Organization to Restore and Preserve Native Lands

Richard Mahler      234

47. Tulare, Other Cities, Use Redevelopment to Enhance Community Safety

John F. Shirey      238

48. Vancouver Promotes Inner-City Housing to Create a Vibrant Downtown

Alan Ehrenhalt      242

49. West Des Moines, Other Cities, Create Mixed-Use Town Centers to Preserve

Their Downtowns

Mike Sheridan      248

Part III. The Future

50. Cities, Change, and Growth

Roger L. Kemp      253

51. Cities and Their Infrastructure

Roger L. Kemp      260

52. Cities and Their Environment

Kevin Fletcher      265

53. Telecities and the Future

Joseph N. Pelton      268

54. Sustainable Communities and the Future

Susan F. Boyd      275

I. Periodicals Focusing on Planning      281

II. Glossary      282

III. Acronyms and Abbreviations      286

IV. Regional Resources      287

V. National Resources      290

About the Editor and Contributors      297

Index      301

Book Reviews & Awards

“essential”—ARBA; “both public and academic libraries would do well to obtain a copy of this book, as citizens and scholars alike will find the information applicable for teaching in the academic environment, as well as practical and informative for those interested in local, county, and state planning”—Reference Reviews.