Tap the Power
Publications available from the Theobald Legislative Library
Compiled by Arden Rice, August 2004
These titles, many of which are written specifically to comply with Wisconsin’s law, are intended to assist local government officials who are writing comprehensive plans under Wisconsin’s new “smart growth” law, contained in 1999 Wisconsin Act 9.
Affordable Housing and Smart Growth: Making the Connection. Danielle Arigoni, National Neighborhood Coalition, Smart Growth Network, 2001. (331.83/Sm2) Summarizes case studies demonstrating how affordable housing can be included in smart growth development plans. http://www.neighborhoodcoalition.org/pdfs/AH%and%20SG.pdf
Challenging Sprawl: Organizational Responses to a National Problem. Constance E. Beaumont (Ed.), National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1999. (333.1/N215) Profiles state and regional programs to promote smart growth development. Includes recommendations from several national organizations.
A Field Guide to Sprawl. Dolores Hayden and Jim Wark, 2004. (333.1/H32) An annotated collection of aerial photographs illustrating various land use designs and concepts.
From Sprawl to Smart Growth: Successful Legal, Planning, and Environmental Systems. Robert H. Freilich, American Bar Association, 1999. (333.1/F88) A legal history of land use planning in the U.S., with emphasis on “tiered growth” strategies similar to the Ramapo system developed by the author.
Investing in a Better Future: a Review of the Fiscal and Competitive Advantages of Smarter Growth Development Patterns. Mark Muro and Robert Puentes, Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, 2004. (333.1/B79) “This paper makes the case that more compact development patterns and investing in projects to improve urban cores could save taxpayers money and improve overall regional economic performance.” - Executive Summary. http://www.brookings.edu/urban/publications/200403_smartgrowth.htm
Land Use and Urban Growth. Arden Rice Sujewicz, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 2000 (Tap the Power, March 2000) This earlier bibliography provides additional background information about “smart growth” and Wisconsin’s new planning law. http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/pubs/ttp/ttp-3-2000.html
Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America’s Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric. F. Kaid Benfield, Matthew D. Raimi, Donald D.T. Chen, Natural Resources Defense Council, 1999. (333.1/N214) This lengthy and extensively documented book analyzes the effects of urban land use and makes recommendations for improved planning.
Planning for Smart Growth: 2002 State of the States. American Planning Association, 2002. (333.1/Am311a) Describes current land use planning law for each of the fifty states beginning with a detailed overview of the nation. http://www.planning.org/growingsmart/states2002.htm
Smart Growth After Five Years. Michael J. Keane, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 2004 (Wisconsin Brief 04-7). Outlines the requirements of Wisconsin’s law, how it is being implemented, and summarizes legislative attempts to revise the law. http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/pubs/wb/04wb7.pdf
“Smart Growth: Can Managed Growth Reduce Urban Sprawl?”. Congressional Quarterly, Inc., CQ Researcher, v.14, no. 20, p.469-492 May 28, 2004. (333.1/C762a) Examines the pros and cons of various development models to minimize the impact of urban sprawl.
The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths: How Smart Growth Will Harm American Cities. Randal O’Toole, Thoreau Institute, 2001. (352.58/Ot6) Research and analysis to counter many of the claims and assumptions made by those advocating for smart growth development. Supplemented by updates and additional data on the Internet at http://www.ti.org/va.html
Guides for Local Planning Commissions from Wisconsin State Agencies
Brownfields and Comprehensive Planning. Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Remediation and Redevelopment Program, 2002. (Fact sheet 15) (NatR/AW/b) (noncirculating) http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/aw/rr/archives/pubs/RR679.pdf
A Guide to Preparing the Economic Development Element of a Comprehensive Plan. Wisconsin Economic Development Institute, 2003. (352.58/W7g) http://www.wi-edi.org/docs/WEDI-ED-Handbook.pdf
A Guide to Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning. Wisconsin Historical
Society, 2003. (906/W7b2)
Housing Wisconsin: a Guide to Preparing the Housing Element of a Local
Comprehensive Plan. University of Wisconsin-Extension, 2nd ed. 2003.
Intergovernmental Cooperation: a Guide to Preparing the Intergovernmental Cooperation Element of a Local Comprehensive Plan. Wisconsin Dept. of Administration, Office of Land Information Services, 2002. (331.1/W7o) http://www.doa.state.wi.us/dhir/documents/wi%5Fintergovernmental%5Fguide.pdf
Land-Use Lingo: a Glossary of Land-Use Terms. Timothy A. Holveck. Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, 2001. (333.1/W7L4) http://dnr.wi.gov/org/es/science/publications/Land_Use_lingo.pdf
Livestock Guidance: Local Planning for Livestock Operations in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2003. (636.52/W7b) http://datcp.state.wi.us/arm/agriculture/land-water/ag%5Fplanning/pdf/ar-pub-1141.pdf
Planning for Agriculture in Wisconsin: a Guide for Communities. UW Cooperative Extension and Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2002. (333.17/W7f6) http://www.doa.state.wi.us/dhir/documents/ag%5Fguide.pdf
Planning for Natural Resources: a Guide to Including Natural Resources in Local Comprehensive Planning. Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources and University of Wisconsin-Extension, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, 2002. (333.1/W7L6) http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/landuse/smart_growth/urbplan_bk.pdf
Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning Quick Guide. Wisconsin Historical Society, 2003. (906/W7b3)
Smart Forestry for Smart Growth Planner’s Toolbox. Wisconsin Division of Forestry, 2004. http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/forestry/SmartForestry/toolbox
Transportation Investment, Economic Development, and Land Use Goals in
Wisconsin. Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Planning, 2002.
Transportation Planning Resource Guide: a Guide to Preparing the Transportation Element of a Local Comprehensive Plan. Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Planning, 2001. (380.4/W7m4) http://www.dot.state.wi.us/localgov/docs/planningguide.pdf
Wisconsin State Agency Comprehensive Planning Resources 2003 (CD-ROM). [Contains: Directory of comprehensive planning resources and many of the guides listed above]. Wisconsin Division of Intergovernmental Relations, 2003. (333.1/W7o1)
Wisconsin State Agency Websites
http://psc.wi.gov/electric/smartgrw.htm - Public Service Commission’s Smart Growth Planning and Electric Transmission Facilities
http://www.doa.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=128&locid=9 - Wisconsin Dept. of Administration Comprehensive Planning (includes planning grant resources)
http://dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/landuse/smart_growth/index.htm - Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources Comprehensive Planning and “Smart Growth”
http://www.dot.state.wi.us/localgov/land/index.htm - Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation Land Use
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/hp/smartgrowth/ - Wisconsin Historical Society Historic Preservation and Smart Growth
http://www.planning.org/growingsmart/ - American Planning Association: Growing Smart
http://www.heartland.org/IssueSuiteTopic.cfm? issID=2&istID=319 - Heartland Institute: Sprawl
http://www.realtor.org/sg3.nsf/pages/home?OpenDocument - National Association of Realtors: Smart Growth
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.com/ - Smart Growth America
http://www.sgli.org/index.html - Smart Growth Leadership Institute
http://www.smartgrowth.org/Default.asp?res=1024 - Smart Growth Network
http://www.epa.gov/livability/- United States Environmental Protection Agency Smart Growth
http://www.urbanfutures.org/ - Urban Futures.org : a program of Reason Public Policy Institute
Clippings: (Noncirculating; available for use in the library; clippings prior to 1981 are on microfiche)
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