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Urban sprawl management, smart growth : challenges from the implementation phase

Trillo, Claudia 2013, 'Urban sprawl management, smart growth : challenges from the implementation phase' , International Journal of Society Systems Science, 5 (3) , p. 261.

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In the mid-90s in the USA, the smart growth movement emerged, promoting a blended approach to urban sprawl management. This paper aims to explore the potential of smart growth to contribute in the achievement of effective urban sprawl management. To do that, it investigates the incentive-based, regionally-led approach undertaken in the San Diego region. In this example, a regional comprehensive plan which embeds smart growth concepts is currently carried out by an association of governments (SANDAG). Although lacking in land-use powers, SANDAG rests on a wide range of incentives, which should encourage recalcitrant local authorities to put the regional plan forward. The paper concludes that an incentive-based approach can lead to very positive results. However, it can work even better in conjunction with a regulatory framework in order to fill some specific gaps which can occur during the implementation process of the plan.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Society Systems Science
Publisher: Inderscience
ISSN: 1756-2511
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Funders: Fulbright Commission
Depositing User: Dr Claudia Trillo
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 09:02
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 09:02

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