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Oregon Plans: The Making of an Unquiet Land-Use Revolution

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Oregon Plans: The Making of an Unquiet Land-Use Revolution by Adler, Sy, 9780870716515
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  • ISBN: 9780870716515 | 0870716514
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2012
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Oregon Plansprovides a rich, detailed, and nuanced analysis of the origins and early evolution of Oregon's nationally renowned land use planning program. Drawing primarily on archival sources, Sy Adler explores the dynamics of passing the key state laws that set the statewide program into motion, establishing the agency charged with implementing those laws, adopting the land use planning goals that are the heart of the Oregon system, and monitoring and enforcing the implementation of those goals through a unique citizen organization. Adler brings to life the key actors associated with Oregon's land use planning activities and organizations, highlighting the significant roles played by environmental activists, industry groups including homebuilders and realtors, local governments, and state officials. He reveals the conflicts and compromises that these parties with competing interests negotiated. Oregon Plansboth informs those new to Oregon and reminds long-time residents about controversial historic issues and the consequential choices that were made to address them during the mid-1970s. The book will interest anyone involved in land use, conservation, and environmental issues-from citizens to officials to developers-in Oregon and beyond. A volume in the Culture and Environment in the West series. Series editor: William L. Lang

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