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Failures in Limiting Development Along the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays

Pollution from a variety of sources, coupled with the rampant destruction of coastal wetlands, has degraded water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, harming wildlife and...

Feb 26, 2008 Report
Threats Facing Seven of Maryland's Most Special Places

The failure to fund Maryland’s successful land conservation programs over the last few years has scaled back preservation efforts and threatened the state's unspoiled farms...

Sep 26, 2006 Report
The Value of Land Conservation in Georgia

For decades, planning and growth around Atlanta has encouraged and abetted sprawl and discouraged land conservation. Conventional wisdom held that land preservation, while offering important...

Jun 26, 2006 Report
How Low-Impact Development Can Reduce Runoff Pollution in Michigan

In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that irresponsible land use must be controlled in order to restore and protect Michigan waterways and...

Oct 26, 2005 Report
The Benefit of Growing Greener Funding for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania created the Growing Greener program to provide funding to protect farms, forests and open space from sprawling development. Stronger Economies, Stronger Communities: The Benefits...

May 26, 2005 Report
Strategies to Promote Vibrant Communities

Transit-oriented development—mixed residential and commercial districts that allow residents to walk, drive or ride transit—can improve quality of life in urban areas and encourage more...

Jan 26, 2005 Report
A Conversation with the Experts

A growing number of Maryland’s citizens have come to recognize the true costs of the poorly planned, widely-dispersed development that is characteristic of sprawl—sprawl that...

Jul 26, 2004 Report
How Preserving North Carolina's Natural Heritage Benefits Our Economy and Quality of Life

In the past, conventional wisdom held that open space purchases, while offering important social benefits, drained local government finances and did not contribute to economic...

Jun 26, 2004 Report
The Failure of Road-Building to Alleviate Traffic Congestion in Maryland

Despite spending millions of dollars to build 7,000 lane mile to its road network from 1985 to 2000, Maryland’s congestion problem continues to get worse....

Apr 26, 2002 Report
How Highway Construction Has Contributed to Sprawl in Maryland

Highway construction has been a key factor creating sprawl in Maryland. Data shows that highways intended to serve the needs of existing communities and alleviate...

Nov 26, 2000 Report

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