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"Annexation is a tool that can be used to manage growth and direct growth." - David Dunfield, Mayor of Lawrence, Kansas.
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Covering about 67 percent of Jefferson County and the Cahaba River basin in Shelby and St. Clair counties, the tree canopy saves their jurisdictions $117 million on measures to fight air pollution and another $131 million on measures to curb storm water runoff, concludes a study for the Storm Water Management Authority of Jefferson County, the first of its kind nationwide.
Connecticut Focuses on Smart Growth Principles in Five-Year Update Draft of Conservation and Development Plan
With Connecticut "at a crossroads" as it faces the need "to balance the environment, economy and community," the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is readying a series of January and February public hearings on the "Draft Conservation and Policies Plan for Connecticut, 2004-2009," its six growth-management principles made "more prescriptive" for the state's 169 municipalities and 15 regional planning organizations (RPOs), while leaving them sufficient application latitude "based on their unique situations and local interests" and promising "state capital investment."
Lawrence Commission Finds Annexation a Useful Tool to Gain Control Over Nature of Growth
From Smart Growth Leadership Institute
Widely recognized as a smart growth model for its reliance on present infrastructure, pedestrian-friendliness and potential to curb sprawl and invigorate the central city, Plan Baton Rouge will get a boost from the Washington-based Smart Growth Leadership Institute, whose national experts will visit early next year to evaluate the city-parish (county) ordinances and building codes and to recommend changes, a job that would otherwise cost the city some $60,000 to $100,000.
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