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.
Smart Growth: Implications for Agriculture in Urban Fringe Areas
ERS Agricultural Outlook
Washington, DC: USDA Economic Research Service
April 01, 2001
Agricultural Protection Zoning, Conservation Policies and Programs, Farmland Loss Mitigation, Land Use Changes, Land Use Planning, Smart Growth / Growth Management