Balancing Nature & Commerce in Transylvania County Workshop Public Forum: Dollars and Sense

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Public Forum Resources: The Dollars and Sense of Protecting Community Character

1.       ICMA. Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities (2010).

2.       McMahon, Ed. “All Development is Not Created Equal”Planning Commissioners Journal    (Fall 1998)

3.       McMahon, Ed. “Better Models for Commercial Development” The Conservation Fund.

4.       McMahon, Ed. “Control Signs” Better Models for Development in Virginia. pp 93-95. The Conservation Fund, (2000)

5.       McMahon, Ed. “Design Matters”Planning Commissioners Journal (Winter 1996)

6.       McMahon, Ed. “Gateway Communities”. Planning Commissioners Journal (Spring 1999).

7.       McMahon, Ed. “Green Enhances Growth”Planning Commissioners Journal (Spring 1996)

8.       McMahon, Ed. “Historic Districts and Property Value”Planning Commissioners Journal  (Summer 1996)

9.       McMahon, Ed. “Litter on a Stick”Planning Commissioners Journal (Winter 1998)

10.   McMahon, Ed. “Sign Regulation”Planning Commissioners Journal (Winter 1996-97)

11.   McMahon, Ed. “Smart Growth Trends”Planning Commissioners Journal (Winter 1999)

12.   *McMahon, Ed. “The Distinctive City” Virginia Town and City (June 2012).

13.   *McMahon, Ed. “The Place-Making Dividend,” Planning Commissioners Journal (Fall 2010).

14.   *McMahon, Ed. “The Secrets of Successful Communities,”PlannersWeb (February 2013).

15.   McMahon, Ed. “Tourism and the Environment: What’s the Connection,” Planning Commissioners Journal (Fall 1997)

16.   McMahon, Ed. “Why is Everybody So Mad About Development”Planning Commissioners Journal (Summer 1999)

17.   “Principles for Improving Transportation Options in Rural and Small Town Communities” Transportation for America Whitepaper (March 2010).

18.   Scenic America. “Fighting Back: Tools for Sign Control.”

19.   Scenic America. “Scenic Beauty Benefits Business: Basic Design Guidelines for Business and Historic Districts.”

20.   “Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts” NGA Center for Best Practices (August 2005).

21.   “The Economic Impact of National Heritage Areas” Tripp Umbach (February 2013).

22.   US Bureau of Land Management and Sonoran Institute. “A Desktop Reference to Collaborative, Community-Based Planning” (2000).

23.   USDA—NRCS. “Alternative Enterprises: Heritage Tourism Information Sheet”

24.   Web Resources:

a.       USDA NRCS Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Toolbox

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