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    Urban growth boundaries

    I'm interviewing for a municipal position next week in Oregon. I live on the east coast, and the little bit of research I've done seems to indicate that the urban growth boudaries in Oregon are either God's gift to urban planning or will cause the fall of civilization as we know it.

    Anyone have any first hand knowledge from a planner's perspective? I'm not looking for the political / ideological arguments; rather the practical stuff. What am I likely to run into day-to-day? What problems are there in implementation?

    Apparently from the questionnaire I recevied and the interview questions I'll face the planners are under lots of pressure from irate citizenry, so I'm guessing that not everything is copacetic.

    --Yan

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    Don't know much about it myself (haven't done any work there), but you could check out

    http://www.hcn.org/servlets/hcn.WOTR...ticle_id=13861

    and

    http://www.hcn.org/servlets/hcn.Arti...ticle_id=13540

    for a perspective.

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    Miami-Dade has argumentatively successful one. It does contain (further) sprawl and preserves ag land, but increases property costs inside. So both sides could argue for or against it, and they do. :-S

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