Land Use and Society, Revised Edition: Geography, Law, and by Rutherford H. Platt

By Rutherford H. Platt

This revised version comprises the 2000 census figures. The bankruptcy on zoning has been prolonged to hide shrewdpermanent progress and the belief has been up to date.

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S. cities. There is a hefty price to pay for the benefits of cities as wealth generators, idea stimulators, sources of public services and amusement, and venues for political movements, however. Human settlements amass and consume vast quantities of resources: food, minerals, timber, energy, land, and water, extending their literal and ecological footprints over much of Earth’s accessible land and water surfaces. 49 Urban wastes are dumped into available waterways, city streets, landfills, and the atmosphere.

Land Use and Society: Fundamentals and Issues 33 Figure 1-6 Las Vegas, Nevada, from 30,000 feet. Photo by author. Table 1-3. S. S. Census data. 34 Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy It is difficult to measure actual changes in urban land because the metropolitan landscape is such a patchwork of built and unbuilt areas, fragmented among myriad ownerships and units of local government. Rural lands—farming, forestry, grazing, and barren lands—tend to occur in large, relatively homogeneous spatial units that are easy to identify, although they may shift from one category to another over time.

Forest Service. Grazing in the West has always involved joint usage of both private and public lands by ranchers. Before 1934, private use of federal range was generally unregulated, illegal, and the source of disputes among competing stakeholders. ” which historically they were not. Neither were cattlemen and sheep raisers. 5 million acres are in Alaska and virtually inaccessible). Additional federal lands administered by the BLM and the USFS provide hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreational activities.

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