Raleigh, North Carolina places a great deal of emphasis on roadside appearance. The city has battled formidable opponents as utilities and billboard companies in its commitment to attractive streetscapes, and has rigid policies for tree planting along major thoroughfares, entryway corridors and new developments. The city's concern has filterd through to the community and rooted itself in the citizens. The article descirbes how the city gets involved in the planning stages of projects and is so able to approach landscaping from many different approaches. Examples are described of how the city has battled on the side of aesthetics. In 1987 the city adopted a landscape ordinance to protect existing vegetation in rapidly growing areas. An aggressive tree planting program adopted by the city is also described. A major player in all projects is the Raleigh Appearance Commission, the city's aesthetic conscience. The commission aids civic groups in launching roadside planting and similar projects.

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    Communication Channels, Incorporated

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, N.W.
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Authors:
    • Achs, N
  • Publication Date: 1991-3

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  • Pagination: p. 58-60
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  • Accession Number: 00605189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM