Linking the worlds of community development, higher education administration, and urban design, this accessible guidebook offers useful information on how universities and communities can best develop partnership projects. Its focus on smart growth projects further enhances its value for those interested in how urban, suburban, and rural growth can be accommodated while preserving open spaces and quality of life. Partnerships for Smart Growth includes 13 case studies for university-community collaborations on smart growth initiatives. The chapters include geographically diverse locations and urban, suburban, and rural projects. Each case includes a comprehensive discussion of how and why the project was initiated, who was involved, what techniques were employed, what were the pitfalls, and what was the outcome. The result is a book with wide appeal for university administrators, land-use planners and administrators, scholars, and community development experts.
Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Smart Growth in the Curriculum; 1. Using a Studio Course for Provision of Smart Growth Technical Assistance: The University of Maryland's 1999 Community Planning Studio in Perryville, Maryland, James R. Cohen; 2. Freeway Demolition on the Road to Smart Growth: A University-Community Partnership for Infill and Economic Development, Michael J. Greenwald and Nancy Frank; 3. Fostering Smart Growth Through Long-term Partnerships: The University of Oregon's Community Planning Workshop, Bob Parker; 4. Applying Clinical Legal Education to Community Smart Growth: The University of Florida Conservation Clinic, Thomas T. Ankersen and Nicole C. Kibert; Part 2. Smart Growth at Research Centers; 5. Using GIS to Help Shape Redevelopment of Small Urban Centers, Christine Danis, Laura Solitare, Michael Greenberg, and Henry Mayer; 6. Encouraging Smart Growth in a Skeptical State: University-Stakeholder Collaboration in Central Indiana, Greg Lindsey, John Ottensmann, Jamie Palmer, Jeffrey Wilson, and Joseph Tutterrow; Part 3. Smart Growth by Collaboration; 7. Smart Growth and Community Preservation: One Citizen at a Time, Priscilla Geigis, Elisabeth Hamin, and Linda Silka; 8. Smart Growth and Landscape Conservation in Rural Pennsylvania, David W. Gross and Edward W. LeClear; 9. United Growth: Michigan State University's Rural and Urban Land Use Strategy in West Michigan, Richard W. Jelier, Carol L. Townsend, and Kendra C. Wills; 10. Promoting Smart Growth Through Participation and Partnership: The Community Design Team in Rural West Virginia, L. Christopher Plein and Jeremy Morris; Part 4. Smart Growth in the Community; 11. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Master Plan and Development Plan: Blueprints and Partners in Smart Growth, Rich Thorsten; 12. A King's Ransom: Chattanooga's University Invests in Partnerships for Smart Growth in the Historic Martin Luther King District, Meredith Perry and John Schaerer; 13. Universities as Participants in Planning Enabling Statute Reform, Brian W. Ohm; About the Editors and Contributors; Index