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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Process
Reasons for Change
Preventing Pollution
Where To Go for Help
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

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Air quality / Building / Business / Climatic changes / Conservation of natural resources / Economics / Education / Energy conservation / Health / Laws and legislation / Measurement / Planning / Rural development / Sustainable development / Transportation / Water quality


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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An Investigation of Sprawl Development and Its Effect on Transportation Planning: The Lower Savannah Region of Government [PDF]
Abstract: Research focused on local government official responses to growth questionnaires. Specific implications for controlled development standards are identified as significant factors for land-use decisions.
Source: South Carolina State Universtiy
URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/9000/9700/9793/Whitney_2001_Final_Rep
ort.pdf

Autos and Air pollution
Abstract: Describes varies types of pollutants emitted from vehicles. Information on controlling emissions, types of vehicles and fuel economy information.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/Aboutratings.do

Health costs of air pollution
Abstract: Nearly half of all Americans are breathing unhealthy air, and air quality in dozens of metropolitan areas has actually gotten worse over the last decade according to a new report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project. The study names transportation as a major contributor to air pollution nationwide, and calls on Congress to protect and strengthen clean air laws and funding.
Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project
URL: http://www.transact.org/report.asp?id=227

Healthy People 2010 & Environmental Health
Abstract: This site is part of a national, public-private effort to provide easy access to information useful in the development of environmental health objectives and for other environmental health planning projects. It focuses on the six major topic areas within the Healthy People 2010 Environmental Health Focus Area: Outdoor Air Quality, Water Quality, Toxics and Wastes, Healthy Homes and Healthy Communities, Infrastructure and Surveillance, and Global Environmental Health.
Source: Public Health Foundation
URL: http://www.phf.org/EH/

LUTRAQ Reports
Abstract: Eleven technical reports documenting creation of the Portland area Land Use, Transportation and Air Quality (LUTRAQ)plan. What started as a local effort to consider alternatives to a highway grew into a nationally recognized project. In 1996, LUTRAQ received national awards for transportation planning from the American Planning Association and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: 1000 Friends of Oregon
URL: http://gw.friends.org/resources/lut_reports.html

Quality Growth Examples in Georgia
Abstract: A database of recent, local community quality growth activities. Search by community issue (includes "Preservation, Protection & Conservation" issues), keyword or location. Site users are also invited to submit their own success story.
Source: Georgia Quality Growth Partnership
URL: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/toolkit/gaexamples.asp

Quality Growth Toolkit
Abstract: This toolkit provides advice to local governments on tools that may be used to put quality growth principles into practice at the local level. Search the toolkit by community issue or by keyword see the index for a listing of each tool.
Source: Georgia Quality Growth Partnership
URL: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/toolkit/toolkit.asp

 


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