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Balancing nature and commerce in gateway communities [electronic resource] / Jim Howe, Ed McMahon, and Luther Propst.

By: Howe, Jim, 1961-.
Contributor(s): McMahon, Edward, 1947- | Propst, Luther.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (x, 165 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1417539542 (electronic bk.); 9781417539543 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Land use, Rural -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Land use, Rural -- Economic aspects -- United States | Real estate development -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Biotic communities -- Economic aspects -- United States | Community development -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Nature conservation -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Case studies | Sol, Utilisation agricole du -- Aspect de l'environnement -- �Etats-Unis | Sol, Utilisation agricole du -- Aspect �economique -- �Etats-Unis | Promotion immobili�ere -- Aspect de l'environnement -- �Etats-Unis | �Ecosyst�emes -- Aspect �economique -- �Etats-Unis | D�eveloppement communautaire -- Aspect de l'environnement -- �Etats-Unis | Nature -- Conservation -- Aspect �economique -- �Etats-Unis -- Cas, �Etudes de | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Gemeindewirtschaft | Naturschutz | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Balancing nature and commerce in gateway communities.DDC classification: 333.76/15/0973 Other classification: 83.66 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Economic Value of Quality of Life -- The Changing Global Economy / Ray Rasker. How Can Gateway Communities Enhance Quality of Life? -- Ch. 3. Tourism: Bane or Boon? Weighing Tourism as an Option -- The Economic Impact of Wildlife Habitat -- The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation -- The Economic Benefits of Protecting Battlefields -- The Economic Benefits of Greenways -- Ch. 4. The Secrets of Successful Communities. Develop a Widely Shared Vision. Create an Inventory of Local Resources. Build on Local Assets. Minimize the Need for Regulations -- Conservation Easements. Meet the Needs of Both Landowner and Community. Team Up with Public Land Managers -- Tips for Park and Refuge Managers. Recognize the Role of Nongovernmental Organizations. Provide Opportunities for Leaders to Step Forward. Pay Attention to Aesthetics -- Ch. 5. Conclusion.
Summary: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities provides lessons in how to preserve the character and integrity of communities and landscapes without sacrificing local economic well-being. The authors describe economic development strategies, land-use planning processes, and conservation tools that communities from all over the country have found effective.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-151) and index.

Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Economic Value of Quality of Life -- The Changing Global Economy / Ray Rasker. How Can Gateway Communities Enhance Quality of Life? -- Ch. 3. Tourism: Bane or Boon? Weighing Tourism as an Option -- The Economic Impact of Wildlife Habitat -- The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation -- The Economic Benefits of Protecting Battlefields -- The Economic Benefits of Greenways -- Ch. 4. The Secrets of Successful Communities. Develop a Widely Shared Vision. Create an Inventory of Local Resources. Build on Local Assets. Minimize the Need for Regulations -- Conservation Easements. Meet the Needs of Both Landowner and Community. Team Up with Public Land Managers -- Tips for Park and Refuge Managers. Recognize the Role of Nongovernmental Organizations. Provide Opportunities for Leaders to Step Forward. Pay Attention to Aesthetics -- Ch. 5. Conclusion.

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities provides lessons in how to preserve the character and integrity of communities and landscapes without sacrificing local economic well-being. The authors describe economic development strategies, land-use planning processes, and conservation tools that communities from all over the country have found effective.

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