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Urban Growth Boundaries

Holding The Line: Urban Containment In The United States

2002
A comprehensive review of the urban growth boundary tool, including evaluations of different urban containment techniques, a study of their prevalence in the United States, and case studies.
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Managing Maryland’s Growth, Models and Guidelines, Urban Growth Boundaries

1995
Organizations/Sources: The Maryland Office of Planning
This report examines urban growth boundaries as a technique for concentrating growth in development areas and discouraging it elsewhere. It explains how boundaries are used in Maryland and in other states, outlines the elements that must be present for a growth boundary to be successful, and presents a step-by-step procedure for creating and enacting a boundary.
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Urban Growth Boundary

2009
Authors: Mary Frey
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
(print edition of ConservationTools.org guide) Urban growth boundaries are used to contain land development by delineating areas where government policy encourages high density, mixed used development from areas where policy encourages rural and agricultural uses. Urban growth boundaries can promote prosperous urban areas and protect farmland and open space.
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