That the new growth management being built mainly at the local level will affect decisively both land use and transportation planning is the basic theme of this paper. New strategies, including ones that can link land use and transportation planning more closely, will be required. New directions and imperatives imposed by current events are reviewed. Triggered by the concern for the resource base, growth management plans are calling for limits on future expansion. The confusion in the emerging policymaking is discussed, and the importance of local plans and implementation programs that can respond to public opinion is noted. The visible trend in local government is toward coordination of planning nad public service delivery. All plans focus on more effective control of settlement patterns. Some of the sophisticated new growth management plans call for tight controls. Two trends in this area are significant. Land use planning is becoming increasingly significant, and transportation (specifically highway planning) is losing its initiative. The courts are handling judicial review of the new plans and other land use decisions with awareness of the underlying issues. Growth management is emphasizing the determination of optimum patterns as well as levels of growth and then is turning to transportation planning to help achieve the land use objectives. The clash between suburban and city governments in exercising new policies of growth management and control is discussed. The question of how far the federal government will go in by-passing state and local responsibilities to achieve national environmental and energy objectives is asked. New directions in land use planning are discussed, and the idea that only by the effective combination of land use and transportation planning can the objectives of growth management be achieved is stressed.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land development policy
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  • Accession Number: 00134876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024757
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM