Cities and Water: A Handbook for Planning

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Roger L. Kemp
McFarland, Dec 12, 2008 - Social Science - 242 pages
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Droughts, global warming and rising infrastructure costs have brought new attention to water as both an urban planning and an environmental issue. This volume presents many best-practice case studies to show how cities and towns throughout the United States are restoring their wetlands, watersheds, rivers, beaches, and harbors even as rapid urbanization has put more stress on water supplies. These collected accounts are designed to educate citizens and public officials about water-related issues and future concerns. Regional and national resource directories are included.
  

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Contents

Cities and Water
7
Water Regulations and Land
15
Safeguarding Our Drinking Water
25
The Best Practices
31
Baltimore MD and Other Cities Revitalize Their Harbor Areas
39
Bradenton FL Area Prepares Boating Paradise on Its Rivers and Streams
50
Charleston SC and Other Cities Protect Their Urban Waterfronts
57
Charlotte NC Restores Stream and Wetlands Corridor Area
63
St Augustine FL Creates New Wetland Areas to Offset Urban Growth Patterns
122
Salt Lake City UT and Other Cities Benefit from Public and Private Wetlands
130
Santa Barbara CA Protects Its Coastline While Theres Still Time
139
Santa Monica CA and Other Cities Let Mother Nature Guide
148
Seattle WA Uses Smart Growth Practices to Improve Water Quality
155
Streamwood IL Takes Measures to Protect Its Rivers and Streams
163
University Place WA Prepares MultiAgency Master Plan for WaterSensitive
170
West Des Moines IA Turns River and Watershed Into Park and Open Space
176

Delphos OH and Other Cities Improve Their Aging Wastewater Systems
73
Halifax NS Improves Harbor Water Quality with Massive Sewage
80
Jacksonville NC Reconstructs Its Wetlands and Cleans Its
86
Las Vegas NV Master Plan Focuses on Regional Flood Control Neighborhood
97
Miami FL Shapes Its Future by Restoring and Preserving Its River
104
New Orleans LA and Other Cities Restore InnerCity Parks and Their
112
The Future
185
Reclaiming Our Rivers
189
Smart Growth and Water Benefits
197
Cities Water People and the Future
205
About the Editor and Contributors
225
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Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager of West and East Coast U.S. cities for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. A graduate of a Harvard senior government executives program, he has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven and the University of Connecticut.

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