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Smart Growth: Implications for Agriculture in Urban Fringe Areas

The last two decades have witnessed increased state-level involvement in growth management to counter the negative impacts of land development. Recently, several states have begun shifting from state-imposed requirements for local compliance with state planning goals toward incentive-based, voluntary mechanisms known as “smart growth” strategies. Although still in their infancy, smart growth strategies are becoming increasingly widespread, with implications for agriculture in urban fringe areas.

Publication Name
ERS Agricultural Outlook
Downloadable Documents
Cynthia Nickerson
Washington, DC: USDA Economic Research Service
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Publication Date
April 01, 2001
Publication Type
Agricultural Protection Zoning, Conservation Policies and Programs, Farmland Loss Mitigation, Land Use Changes, Land Use Planning, Smart Growth / Growth Management

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