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Cities Going Green: A Handbook of Best Practices by Roger L. Kemp, Carl J. Stephani

By Roger L. Kemp, Carl J. Stephani

During the last numerous many years, a variety of making plans events have taken root in the usa. With names like "Urban Renewal," "Garden Cities," "Healthy Cities," "Smart Growth," "Eco-Cities" and "Sustainability," those courses advertise how one can create, defend, look after, increase, and repair the standard of existence in towns, cities and suburbs, specifically about the usual surroundings. This advisor to the simplest practices of those courses introduces the quickly evolving box sooner than proposing greater than forty case reports of groups which are successfully "going green." An evaluation of the way forward for those cities and towns and assets for voters and officers looking more information finish the paintings. by way of compiling those luck tales, this guide makes an exceptional source for someone trying to facilitate the recovery of the average surroundings inside of their neighborhood.

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Roundabouts, used in place of stop signs and traffic signals, are a type of circular intersection that can significantly improve traffic flow and safety. Where roundabouts have been installed, motor vehicle crashes have declined by about 40 percent, and those involving injuries have been reduced by about 80 percent. Crash reductions are accompanied by significant improvements in traffic flow, thus reducing vehicle delays, fuel consumption, and air pollution. Information about roundabouts, how they improve traffic flow and safety, is provided in the following paragraphs.

Reprinted with permission of the publisher. 19 20 PART I : GOING GREEN been nibbling at it ever since,” she says. ” So far, independentminded ranchers and small-town residents haven’t been ready to let the county government use stricter land-use rules to direct where growth occurs. In the last couple of years, residents gave some thought to setting up zoning districts to protect parts of the Madison and Ruby River valleys, “but they didn’t want to do it,” says County Commission chairman Dave Schulz.

This commercialized stereotype of a Native American has caused anger toward the tourism industry and devalued the area as a destination. Ensure that tourism-support facilities— hotels, motels, restaurants, and shops — are architecturally and environmentally compatible with their surroundings. Tourists need places to eat and sleep. They also appreciate the dependable level of service and accommodations usually found in American hotels and motels but tourists also crave integrity of place wherever they go — and homogenous, “off-theshelf ” corporate chain and franchise architecture works against integrity of place.

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