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  • Land Preservation Under the Transfer of Development Rights Program

    Journal of the American Planning Association, 87(2): 228-238, 2021
    by: Li Fang
    This article examines the effectiveness of transfer of development rights (TDR) programs.
  • Estimates of Transaction Costs in Transfer of Development Rights Programs

    Journal of the American Planning Association, 84(1): 61-75, 2018
    by: Sina Shahab, Peter Clinch, Eoin O'Neill
    This article examines the transaction costs associated with transfer of development rights (TDR) programs in an attempt to understand the impact of these costs on landowners' participation in farmland preservation programs.
  • Targeting Spending for Land Conservation: An Evaluation of Maryland's Rural Legacy Program

    Journal of the American Planning Association, 78(1): 34-52, 2012
    by: Rebecca Lewis, Gerrit Knaap
    This article examines the performance of the Rural Legacy Areas program in Maryland, a targeted preservation effort to address urban sprawl in rural areas.
  • Are Preserved Farms Actively Engaged in Agriculture and Conservation?

    Land Use Policy, 45: 103-116, May 2015
    by: Paul Gottlieb, Brian Schilling, Kevin Sullivan
    This article sought to answer whether farmlands enrolled in protection programs are engaged in agricultural activities or conservation projects.
  • Priorities for Advancing the Concept of New Ruralism

    Sustainability 8(3): 1-15, 2016
    by: Galen Newman, Jesse Saginor, AICP
    This article expands on the concept of “New Ruralism,” a development framework that links farmland preservation with residential development to reduce farmland conversion and low-density development and create planned agrarian-based rural suburbs that counteract sprawl.
  • Preservation of Agricultural Lands Through Land Use Planning Tools and Techniques

    Natural Resources Journal, 44(1): 283–318, 2004
    by: Elisa Paster
    This article establishes the importance of protecting farmland, outlines the legal authority of local governments to do so, and discusses several regulatory and nonregulatory farmland protection policies and implementation techniques, including agricultural zoning (area-based and large-lot), cluster development, agricultural buffering, right-to-farm laws, agricultural districting, land evaluation
  • Defining the Role of Conservation in Agricultural Conservation Easements

    Ecology Law Quarterly, 44(3): 627-680, December 2017
    by: Jess Phelps
    This article addresses the conflicts between agricultural conservation easements and farmers' needs to adjust future agricultural practices and business conditions.
  • Preserving and Promoting Agricultural Activities in the Peri-Urban Space

    University of Manitoba Press, March 2017
    by: Nicolas Brunet
    This article discusses the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities in areas that are subject to the pressures of urban development.
  • The Future of Farming on the Urban Edge: Insights from Fifteen U.S. Counties About Farmland Protection and Farm Viability

    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 1(2): 59–75, 2010
    by: Kate Clancy, Lydia Oberholzer, J. Dixon Esseks
    This article surveyed landowners in fifteen (15) U.S. counties to examine the opportunities and challenges faced by farmers in urban-edge areas.
  • Agricultural Buffers at the Rural-Urban Fringe: An Examination of Approval by Farmers, Residents, and Academics in the Midwestern United States

    Landscape and Urban Planning 69: 299–313, 2004
    by: William Sullivan, Olin Anderson, Sarah Lovell
    This article explores whether agricultural buffers can help mediate conflicts between farmlands and residential areas on the rural-urban fringe.
  • Farmland Protection: What’s Behind the Growing Interest?

    Planning Commissioners Journal 63: 1-8, 2006
    by: Keith Schneider
    This article examines the growing interest in farmland preservation and protection programs.
  • Preserving Large Farming Landscapes: The Case of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 7(3): 67–81, 2017
    by: Thomas Daniels, Lauren Payne-Riley
    This article stresses the importance of preserving large farming landscapes, highlighting three measures that best reflect the spatial effectiveness of farmland preservation efforts.
  • Conservation Limited Development for Local Governments

    PAS Memo — March/April 2019
    Local governments may serve as limited development initiators, sponsors, master developers, project managers, partners, funders, or approving agencies. This PAS Memo focuses mostly on the role of local governments as master developers, as it is the most complex and illustrates points that also apply for simpler approaches.
  • Local Agricultural Preservation: Making the Food System Connection

    PAS Memo — March/April 2011
    Local food deserves a fair chance to compete in the marketplace and in the hearts, minds, and mouths of all. Planners have a major role to play in educating the public, helping to put in place the components of a viable food system, and advocating change at systemic as well as local levels.
  • Conservation Limited Development for Local Governments

    PAS Memo — March-April 2019
    by: Wayne Feiden, FAICP
    The March-April 2019 issue of PAS Memo introduces the conservation limited development concept and examines the roles local governments can play in encouraging or leading these projects to meet community goals.
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  • Land Trusts: Conserving Land, Strengthening Communities

    PAS Memo — July-August 2014
    by: Robert Aldrich
    The July/August 2014 issue of PAS Memo provides a brief overview of land trusts, offers details of land trust work in various specific sectors, explains how and why planners should work with land trusts, and ends with a glimpse at the possible future of land trusts and planning.
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  • Preserving Large Landscapes

    Eastern and western styles differ but align in important ways.
    Eastern and Western states take different approaches to agricultural preservation.
  • Farming at the Fringe

    Exurban areas are embracing family farms.
    The Land Stewardship Project helps farming move forward in the Midwest.
  • Lasting Value

    An excerpt from a recent APA Planners Press book that celebrates remarkable efforts to save rural areas and open space.
    August 01, 2012
    A look at three communities focused on saving rural areas in an excerpt from "Lasting Value" by Rick Pruetz.
  • Revisiting Rachel Carson

    Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" had an important impact on the use of pesticides.

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