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  1. The passage of the Land Commission Act on April 18, 1973 is arguably one of the most important pieces of land use law passed by the British Columbia legislature. The Act, the first of its type in Canada, ushered in a program to preserve the…
  2. The National Agricultural Lands Study (NALS), using data prepared by the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), has estimated that between 1967 and 1977 two to three million acres annually have been shifted from farmland to urban uses and water. This…
  3. Abstract The use of public money to purchase development rights to privately held land has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to preserve agricultural land and open space. Several states and counties have devoted substantial…
  4. Abstract Oregon's nationally recognized farmland protection program has had some success, but the future viability of commercial farming in Oregon remains in doubt. The recent proliferation of hobby farms threatens that viability by increasing land…
  5. Abstract This article combines theory and a literature review with empirical and descriptive findings to demonstrate that Oregon's mix of policies is effective in preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization. Exclusive farm use zones…
  6. Abstract Countries differ significantly in their laws and policies for farmland preservation and in the degree of success achieved. This paper compares the policies of the U.S.A. and Canada—two countries with a high rate of farmland per person—with…
  7. This article discusses the state-of-the-art conception of the peri-urban area and aims at making the clarification of the term. While exploring the historical origins and features of suburban development, it appears that the extensive urban…
  8. There is considerable evidence of continued population deconcentra tion in the continental United States. It has created, among other things, a new form of development, which we call exurbanization. In this paper we suggest the magnitude of exur…
  9. Spatial planners and policy makers currently struggle to understand the peri-urban area, with its mixture of land uses and its transitional status between the urban and the rural. This paper presents the concept of transition, derived from…
  10. The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in British Columbia (BC), Canada, is a provincial zoning scheme designed to protect agricultural land from development. Since 1973, landowners have not been permitted to use ALR land for nonagricultural purposes,…
  11. Rapid growth at the rural–urban fringe has resulted in increased commercial development along arterial roads connecting cities and the countryside. These developments, often termed “commercial strips” or “linear commercial complexes”, are…