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Author Pruetz, Rick

Title Lasting value : open space planning and preservation successes / Rick Pruetz

Publ Info Chicago, Ill. : APA Planners, 2012
London : Taylor & Francis [distributor]
 RWU Arch  ARCH HT167 .P684 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 223 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-208) and index
Contents Introduction: planning preservation. Planning as catalyst -- Developing goals and strategies -- Creating effective implementation -- Preservation success stories -- Alameda County, California -- Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, New Mexico -- Berks County, Pennsylvania -- Boulder and Boulder County, Colorado --Burlington County, New Jersey -- Chester County, Pennsylvania -- Collier County, Florida -- Contra Costa County, California -- Dane County, Wisconsin -- King County, Washington -- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania -- Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky -- Maricopa County, Arizona -- Marin County, California -- Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Region, Minnesota -- Montgomery County, Maryland -- Palm Beach County, Florida -- Pima County, Arizona -- Santa Clara County, California -- Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County, California -- Santa Fe County, New Mexico -- Sonoma County, California -- Suffolk County, New York --Travis County and Austin, Texas
Note "Every year, development claims more than a million acres of rural land. As open areas shrink, the water supply drops, wildfire risks rise, local food production falls, and infrastructure costs increase. Are these the inevitable side effects of progress? Some communities don't think so. This book is about them. In 24 illustrated vignettes, Rick Pruetz, FAICP, explores settings from farmland on Long Island to Minneapolis's Grand Rounds park system to the volcanic range near downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. With a planner's eye, he brings the achievements of these communities into focus. Lasting Value will inspire planners, commissioners, and citizens who want to preserve the green legacy in their own backyards."--Publisher's website
LC subject Open spaces -- United States
City planning -- United States
Landscape protection -- United States
ISBN 9781611900033 (pbk.)
1611900034 (pbk.)