GROWTH MANAGEMENT: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

This paper examines the role of the "growth management" framework being built at the local level and its effect on land use and transportation planning. Two considerations, fiscal and environmental, are basic to the position of local leaders who advocate managing or controlling growth along some rational lines. The key elements of growth management presented in this paper include tight controls over capital expenditures for water and sewer facilities and for transportation (both highways and transit); innovative revisions of zoning and subdivision regulations; coordinated administration of open space and park development programs; and initiation of new public mechanisms for joint public-private efforts in land development. Beyond these basic considerations, there are two other trends of particular significance. One is that the role of lane use planning is taking on increasing significance as an integral part of the movement to manage growth. The other is the highway planning, which has dominated the transportation field, is losing its prominence in the local arena. This paper identifies three implications for transportation planning: Highway planning, as such, will come to have a new relationship to the local land use planning process; highway planning will be more fully integrated into a broader discipline of transportation planning based on multimodal movement of people and goods within growing urban areas; the linkage between transportation and land use planning will become a great deal closer in the future, with a set of relationships and feedbacks that will substantially cement the two disciplines.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 85-90
  • Monograph Title: Social, economic, behavioral and urban growth considerations in planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023513
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1981 12:00AM