"Keep it rural": the politics of planning for smart growth in South Fulton County, Georgia

dc.contributor.advisor Carlton W. Basmajian
dc.contributor.author Christianson, Eric
dc.contributor.department Community and Regional Planning
dc.date 2018-08-11T19:45:26.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:54:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:54:22Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The politics and practice of planning exurban areas in the United States has been a major focus of debate since the 1950s. Urban growth management and more recently smart growth have arisen in response to the sprawling forms of development that are characteristic of most North American cities. While these movements represent the development of a broad set of tools for directing growth and preserving agriculturally and biologically important land, political and institutional barriers to their implementation remain strong. A more robust understanding of the political environment in which plans with strong growth management are enacted and implemented is necessary if we are to find solutions to the problems that dominant growth patters have caused.</p> <p>This paper examines the history of a series of attempts to pass and implement growth management in South Fulton County from the mid 1990s through the incorporation of the City of Chattahoochee Hills in 2007. Despite being in a prime location for new low-density suburbs, over the past two decades, various groups have worked enacted strict land use controls mandating cluster development and preserving up to 80% of its total land area in agricultural and nature preserves. This paper uses a mixed-method approach based on archival research as well as oral history. Understanding how this community succeeded will contribute to the understanding of how alternative development is possible.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 5108
dc.identifier.contextkey 7656105
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3646
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28287
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Other International and Area Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Urban, Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.disciplines Urban Studies and Planning
dc.subject.keywords Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.keywords Sustainable Agriculture
dc.title "Keep it rural": the politics of planning for smart growth in South Fulton County, Georgia
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Sustainable Agriculture
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science/Master of Community and Regional Planning
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