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Thread: New town on failing grove. Any examples where town was contained?

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    Cyburbian Richi's avatar
    Jan 2008
    Tallahassee, FL

    New town on failing grove. Any examples where town was contained?

    Working with proposed new "full service" town of 35-40k population (at buildout) that is on the site of failing citrus grove. State objects as sprawl even though the town provides adequate retail, schools, medical etc. Anyone know of successful programs where an urban area was successfully contained within original boundaries and where small scale local agriculture designed to mostly support needs of the adjacent town was facilitated?

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    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
    Jun 2003
    NSW, Australia
    Noosa Heads is a widely known example in Australia of an area seeking to limit the footprint of growth. Their objectives were more ecological than agricultural though. I tried to google up some references for you but could only find a reference in a conference paper (first link). Melbourne is trying more aggressivley than other major Australian Cities to contain growth, once again more for ecology than agriculture, though there is an element of agricultural preservation to their policies (second link).


    Boulder CO is often cited in Australia as a City that has pursued this objective. Maybe you could search on them - or maybe you can prise some information out of Cardinal about his experiences there.

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