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Land Use and Abuse in America

Peter M. Wolf

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ISBN 10: 1453552936 / ISBN 13: 9781453552933
Published by Xlibris, 2010
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Title: Land Use and Abuse in America

Publisher: Xlibris

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Very Good

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Land Use and Abuse in America is a call to action It is intended to inspire everyone involved in land transformation from rural to city center residents business leaders community officials and professionals determined to make a difference In the past all across America at every level of geography and at every scale of community the natural land has been treated harshly and unwisely with adverse consequences Facing the inevitability of change and growth and aware of past mishaps there is urgent need for more insightful planning As detailed in this book a vast opportunity exists to do it well going forward America shows distinct signs of relinquishing its world hegemony in military power diplomatic influence and economic solidity As these transitions occur we must utilize precious capital and time to improve our approach to new settlement to upgrading our existing communities and infrastructure and to the preservation and conservation of natural and built resources There are promising signs A new generation is becoming aware that the old systems of land use and abuse will not provide a sustainably desirable future A shift in emphasis is detectable as responsible residents business leaders and elected officials abandon long held assumptions that resource will never give out that there is always another unspoiled place to settle that everything will last forever In this first decade of the twenty first century a half century after the environmental consciousness raising years of the 1960s a more aware generation is ascending to community corporate and government leadership Professionals in the land use arena have the opportunity to inform and to assist these more enlightened stakeholders Well trained and well intentioned experts are in a better position than ever before to revise out dated practices Cities towns suburbs and exurban development currently consumes only 7 of the U S land area As the population expands and econo

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Peter M. Wolf is a sixth-generation member of a New Orleans commercial family. After Yale, Wolf earned a Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from NYU. Dr. Wolf is a nationally recognized land planning, urban policy and asset management authority. Dr. Wolf is the founder of the Thomas Moran Trust and a trustee in East Hampton of Guild Hall and The Village Preservation Society. His research and writing have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ford Foundation; the American Federation of Arts: and a Fulbright Fellowship.

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