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., ICMA-CM, has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years. He is presently Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at Golden Gate University and a Fellow of The Academy of Political Science.

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