Right-sizing Urban Growth Boundaries

How to figure out what's best for your community.

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February 26, 2003, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @planetizen


"Urban growth boundaries are an increasingly popular approach to growth management. Oregon, Washington, and Tennessee mandate their use (although with very different sets of "teeth"); Florida encourages them; and Maryland and California have been doing them for decades.Drawing a line in the sand seems like a simple way to implement a smart growth program or, more cynically, for beleaguered politicians to satisfy their constituents' qualms about excessive growth."

Thanks to American Planning Association

Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in Planning Magazine

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