Conservation Communities
Conservation Communities

Conservation Communities

Creating Value with Nature, Open Space, and Agriculture


160 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover, ebook: PDF, ePub, Mobipocket, Paperback

Hardcover, $49.95 (US $49.95) (CA $54.95)

Publication Date: August 2010

ISBN 9780874201321

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How to incorporate natural space in planned communities

Practical how-to information for conservation-minded urban-planning professionals is provided in this invaluable guide. The importance of natural lands or open space in master-planned communities—either in the suburbs or on the edge of existing cities—is thoroughly explained and coupled with examples of conservation-oriented housing developments that incorporate this key component.

Author Biography

Ed McMahon is the Charles Fraser Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute and a former vice president and director of land use at the Conservation Fund. He is a renowned authority on sustainable development, land conservation, and urban design. He is the author of Better Models for Commercial Development, Green Infrastructure, and Land Conservation Finance. He lives in Washington, DC.