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The Natural And Cultural Landscape Of Greene County, Virginia, Richard J. Neubauer May 1997

The Natural And Cultural Landscape Of Greene County, Virginia, Richard J. Neubauer

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship

One hundred and fifty five miles west of the Atlantic coast a sign welcomes travelers to Greene County, Virginia. The natural landscape of the region is defined by the transition between the flattish Piedmont plateau and natural wall to the west known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The lushly forested mountain slopes and nutrient rich upland soils have long provided economic and cultural foundations, but indiscriminate land use now offers multiple threats to the rural heritage of the County. Overtimbered mountain slopes and multiple pollutants have threatened the immune systems of the forest, leaving them vulnerable to natural pests. Soils ...


Human Capital Investment As An Economic Development Strategy: A Detroit Analysis, Truman Hudson Jr. May 1997

Human Capital Investment As An Economic Development Strategy: A Detroit Analysis, Truman Hudson Jr.

Wayne State University Theses

Many urban developers have responded to the challenges of economic development1 by providing tax incentives to businesses for relocating to urban areas (Bartik, 1995). By not being able to provide the skilled labor force that businesses require, developing communities are not postured to fully take advantage of the newly created job opportunities. Thus, wage disparities between the classes increase, leaving many of the underclass citizens without adequate employment for sustaining modest living standards (Turner, 1991).

As part of various economic development strategies2, increased concerns have been given to human-capital based strategies (Psacharo-Poulos, 1985). This paper puts forth the ...


Transportation Planning: A Description, Analysis, And Critique Of The Logan Urbanized Area's Long Range Transportation Plan, Myq Larson May 1997

Transportation Planning: A Description, Analysis, And Critique Of The Logan Urbanized Area's Long Range Transportation Plan, Myq Larson

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

On January 21, 1997, a public meeting was held to obtain comment on a draft version of a document entitled the Cache Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan. The document was prepared to address the transportation needs of the Logan Urbanized Area for the next twenty years. Since work began on the document in April 1996, it had undergone three stages in the form of working papers, which had been reviewed by several committees and published for public comment over the course of its development. The document was being developed under contract for the Cache Metropolitan Planning Organization by Leigh, Scott, & Cleary, Inc., a consulting firm from Colorado Springs at a cost of $64,000. Turnout for the public meeting was marginal but lively. Of the more than 50,000 people that would be affected by the document, less than 50 attended. Approximately 30 gave spoken comments of which they were allowed two minutes to portray their thoughts. The overwhelming majority of the speakers stormed with disapproval for the "auto-centric" nature of the plan, its lack of consideration for "alternative" modes of transportation, and the simplemindedness of a solution that merely accommodated greater demand without attempting to ameliorate it. The planners seemed frustrated; the ...


Annexation In Iowa: An Analysis Of The Iowa Annexation Statutes, Robin Renae Habeger Jan 1997

Annexation In Iowa: An Analysis Of The Iowa Annexation Statutes, Robin Renae Habeger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Two different types of controls regulate the growth of cities in Iowa. Zoning provides cities with internal control, and annexation gives cities the ability to acquire additional land along its boundaries. As the cities in Iowa have grown the annexation statutes have been used extensively. Several types of annexation can be used to expand the boundaries of a city; each type has criteria that must be met in order for the annexation to be legal. Many cities in Iowa have started looking to the same land for growth and as these cities try to annex the same land, weaknesses with ...


Evaluation Of Main Street Iowa's Rural Main Street Program, Donovan Gene Olson Jan 1997

Evaluation Of Main Street Iowa's Rural Main Street Program, Donovan Gene Olson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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