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Incentives, Regulations and Plans

The Role of States and Nation-states in Smart Growth Planning Edited by Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Executive Director, NCSGRE and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, US, Huibert A. Haccoû, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Planning and Building, Saxion Universities of Professional Education / Habiforum Foundation, The Netherlands, Kelly J. Clifton, Portland State University, US and John W. Frece, formerly Associate Director, NCSGRE and Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, US
This unique book allows readers to compare analyses of how North American states and European nation-states use incentives, regulations or plans to approach a core set of universal land use issues such as: containing sprawl, mixed use development, transit oriented development, affordable housing, healthy urban designs, and marketing smarter growth.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84542 644 6
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This unique book allows readers to compare analyses of how North American states and European nation-states use incentives, regulations or plans to approach a core set of universal land use issues such as: containing sprawl, mixed use development, transit oriented development, affordable housing, healthy urban designs, and marketing smarter growth.

The concept of smart growth has gained in popularity in many countries around the world. From Europe to Asia to North America, planners, citizens, and policy makers have come to realize that patterns of urban development not only matter, but can affect the quality of life of every urban and rural resident. Comparing the approaches and results of policies in different locations is a logical way to assess policy success. While similarities and differences provide the foundation for trans-Atlantic comparisons, the contributions in this book focus on three central themes: smart growth, the role of states and nation-states, and the use of incentives, regulations and plans.

Incentives, Regulations and Plans will find an audience in the United States, Canada and Europe, especially from those interested in architecture, planning, engineering, urban studies, agriculture and public policy.
‘The book will be useful to planners engaged in smart growth efforts on both sides of the Atlantic. Its strength is in the inclusion of a variety of topics and case studies relevant to growth management programs and highlighting key direct and indirect impacts of these efforts in a variety of contexts.’
– Lucie Laurian, Growth and Change
Contributors: C.-H.C. Bae, H. Barton, M.A. Bierbaum, R. Cervero, K.J. Clifton, C. Connerly, J.W. Frece, J. Grant, H.A. Haccoû, C. Hague, R. Harrell, L.B. Janssen-Jansen, G.-J. Knaap, A. Livi Smith, H. Timmermans, J.E.J. Van den Broeck, H. Verschure, C.-C. Wiegandt
Contents:

Introduction: Why Explore Smart Growth from a Trans-Atlantic Perspective?
Gerrit-Jan Knaap and Huibert A. Haccoû

PART I: URBAN CONTAINMENT
1. Urban Containment: European Experience of Planning for the Compact City
Cliff Hague

2. Containing Sprawl
Chang-Hee Christine Bae

PART II: MIXED USE
3. Encouraging Mixed Use in Practice
Jill Grant

4. Mixed Land Use in Germany: Opportunities, Benefits, and Constraints
Claus-Christian Wiegandt

PART III: AFFORDABLE HOUSING
5. Smart Growth: Opportunity or Threat to Affordable Housing?
Charles Connerly

6. Affordable Housing, Housing Strategies and Growth Management in Flanders (Belgium): Facts, Policy and Discourses
Jef E.J. Van den Broeck and Han Verschure

PART IV: TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
7. Transit-oriented Development in the US: Contemporary Practices, Impacts and Policy Directions
Robert Cervero

8. Transit-oriented Urban Environments Reduce Travel – A Fairytale?
Harry Timmermans

PART V: HEALTHY URBAN DESIGN
9. Healthy Urban Planning: The Anatomy of a WHO Healthy Cities Project
Hugh Barton

10. Healthy Urban Design: Maryland’s Smart Codes and the Pedestrian Environment
Kelly J. Clifton, Andréa Livi Smith and Rodney Harrell

PART VI: SMART GROWTH IMPLEMENTATION
11. Smart Growth Strategies as a Challenge for Dutch Developmental Planning Policies
Leonie B. Janssen-Jansen

12. State Plan and Smart Growth Implementation: The New Jersey Case
Martin A. Bierbaum

Conclusion: A Retrospective and a Call for More Trans-Atlantic Research
Gerrit-Jan Knaap and Huibert A. Haccoû

Index