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Cities in the wilderness [electronic resource] : a new vision of land use in America / Bruce Babbitt.

By: Babbitt, Bruce E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2005Description: 1 online resource (200 p.).ISBN: 9781597261982 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 159726198X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 1559630930 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781559630931 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781429495127 (electronic bk.); 142949512X (electronic bk.).Other title: New vision of land use in America | Land use in America.Subject(s): Land use -- United States -- Planning | Land use -- Government policy -- United States | Wilderness areas -- United States -- Management | Nature conservation -- United States | Land use -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Land use -- Planning -- United States | Electronic books | Sol, Utilisation du -- �Etats-Unis -- Planification | Sol, Utilisation du -- Politique gouvernementale -- �Etats-Unis | R�eserves de la vie sauvage -- �Etats-Unis -- Gestion | Nature -- Conservation -- �Etats-Unis | Sol, Utilisation du -- Aspect de l'environnement -- �Etats-Unis | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Landnutzung | Naturschutz | Renaturierung (�Okologie) | Wildnis | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cities in the wilderness.DDC classification: 333.73/17/0973 Other classification: FOR 910f | RPL 852f | UMW 115f Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Everglades forever -- Cities in the wilderness -- What's the matter with Iowa? -- At water's edge -- Land of the free.
Review: "The restoration of the Florida Everglades. The return of the wolf to Yellowstone and the condor to the wild. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Dismantling obsolete dams. Each was a landmark of environmental progress in the 1990s and each was realized under the guidance of then Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Now he draws on these experiences to develop a surprising message - such episodic conservation victories, however important, will not be sufficient either to protect our disappearing open spaces or to contain the blight of urban sprawl." "In Cities in the Wilderness, Babbitt makes the case for a new national land use policy. Throughout our history, from George Washington's day to the present, federal policies have encouraged and subsidized destructive resource exploitation and out-of-control development that threaten the American landscape." "From Babbitt's incisive analysis comes a vision and a program for how it should be done: a federal leadership role in land use planning, a new way of thinking about open space that retains local control while acknowledging national interests."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-184) and index.

Everglades forever -- Cities in the wilderness -- What's the matter with Iowa? -- At water's edge -- Land of the free.

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"The restoration of the Florida Everglades. The return of the wolf to Yellowstone and the condor to the wild. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Dismantling obsolete dams. Each was a landmark of environmental progress in the 1990s and each was realized under the guidance of then Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Now he draws on these experiences to develop a surprising message - such episodic conservation victories, however important, will not be sufficient either to protect our disappearing open spaces or to contain the blight of urban sprawl." "In Cities in the Wilderness, Babbitt makes the case for a new national land use policy. Throughout our history, from George Washington's day to the present, federal policies have encouraged and subsidized destructive resource exploitation and out-of-control development that threaten the American landscape." "From Babbitt's incisive analysis comes a vision and a program for how it should be done: a federal leadership role in land use planning, a new way of thinking about open space that retains local control while acknowledging national interests."--Jacket.

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