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Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy provides the analytical connections showing readers how issues and actions are translated into public policies and persistent institutions for resolving or managing environmental conflict in the U.S. The guide highlights a complex decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. The book's topical, operational, and relational essays address development of U.S. environmental policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer environmental policies, and the challenges of balancing conservation and preservation against economic development, the ongoing debates related to turning environmental concerns into environmental management, and the role of the U.S. in international organizations that facilitate global environmental governance.

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Chapter 7: Urbanization and Land Use: Issues and Policies (1700s–Present)

Urbanization and Land Use: Issues and Policies (1700s–Present)
Urbanization and land use: Issues and policies (1700s–present)
LouiseNelson Dyble

Particularly in periods of rapid growth, decisions regarding urban land use can have enormous and lasting consequences for the economic and environmental health of cities. Historical patterns often have ...

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