A Vermont perspective on billboard control

A Vermont perspective on billboard control

…From PCJ Editor Wayne Senville: We’ve posted responses from both the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and Scenic America to Ed McMahon‘s article, “Billboards: The Case for Control.” I hope you’ll read these, as…

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Stopping Sprawl by Growing Smarter

…lawmakers, the initiative is significant because it addresses an issue of growing national significance and it attempts to remedy several of the major problems caused by sprawl. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one…

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The Place Making Dividend

…every chain store operator could build their standard, off-the-shelf building? Georgetown would simply cease to be a special place. It would lose its place-making dividend. — end of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the…

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School Sprawl

…construction. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and is a…

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Density Without High-Rises?

…back. Today, high energy prices, smart growth, new urbanism, infill development, transit-oriented development, and sustainability concerns are all coalescing to foster more compact, mixed-use, walkable, higher density development. End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one…

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Barriers to Better Development

…Development and Process Costs 4. Financing by Formula 5. Proposing High Density Without Amenity 6. Public Infrastructure Subsidies 7. Low Expectations Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land…

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Environmentally Sensitive Development

…plan. When the cost and delay are too great, the “by-the-book” project will prevail over innovation, even if it hurts the environment…. End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts…