Despite its historical significance and its state-mandated comprehensive planning approach, the Florida growth management experiment has received only piecemeal attention from researchers. Drawing together contributions from national experts on land use planning and growth management, this volume assesses the outcomes of Florida‘s approach for managing growth. As Florida‘s approach is the most detailed system for managing growth in the United States, this book will be of great value to planners. The strengths and weaknesses of the state‘s approach are identified, providing insights into how to manage land use change in a state continuously inundated by growth. In evaluating the successes and failures of the Florida approach, planners and policy makers will gain insights into how to successfully implement growth management policies at both the state and local level.
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Contents: Introduction, Timothy S. Chapin, Charles E. Connerly and Harrison T. Higgins. Part I The Foundations of Growth Management in Florida: A historical perspective for evaluating Florida's evolving growth management process, Thomas G. Pelham; Consistency, concurrency and compact development: 3 faces of growth management implementation in Florida, Efraim Ben-Zadok; The fiscal theory and reality of growth management in Florida, James C. Nicholas and Timothy S. Chapin; Attitudes towards growth management in Florida: comparing resident support in 1985 and 2001, Timothy S. Chapin and Charles E. Connerly. Part II Evaluating Growth Management's Outcomes: Growth and change Florida style: 1970 to 2000, Thomas W. Sanchez and Robert H. Mandle; Growth management and the spatial outcome of regional development in Florida, 1982-1997, John I. Carruthers, Marlon G. Boarnet and Ralph B. McLaughlin; Growth management or growth unabated?: economic development in Florida since 1990, Timothy S. Chapin; Compact urban form or business as usual?: an examination of urban form in Orange County, Florida, Gerrit-Jan Knaap and Yan Song; The spillover effects of growth management: constraints on new housing construction, Yan Song; Are we any safer?: an evaluation of Florida's hurricane hazard mitigation planning mandates, Robert E. Deyle, Timothy S. Chapin and Earl J. Baker; Urban containment and neighborhood quality in Florida, Arthur C. Nelson, Casey J. Dawkins, Thomas W. Sanchez and Karen A. Danielsen. Part III Innovations and Limitations of the Florida Growth Management Experience: Transportation concurrency: an idea before its time?, Ruth L. Steiner; Why do Florida counties adopt urban growth boundaries?, Randall G. Holcombe; Paying for the 'priceless': Florida forever, managing growth, and public land acquisition, Harrison T. Higgins and Neil B. Paradise; Affordable housing in Florida: why haven't Florida's growth management laws met the challenge of adequately housing all its citiz