Sprawl and the Environment

Annotated Bibliography

Copyright 2001 Jenny Leon

Primary Sources:

Metro.“The Nature Of 2040.” [http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/metro/growth/tf/2040history.pdf].May 2001.This is an online source and contains Oregon’s 50-year growth management plan.It outlines Oregon’s history in growth management and why they needed to make additions too their policies.It explains the 50-year plan in detail.

Metro.“Urban Growth Boundary.”[http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/metro/growth/ugbursa/ugb.html].May 2001.This site explains Oregon’s urban growth boundary in detail.

King County.“Comprehensive Plan 2000.”[http://www.metrokc.gov/exe/orpp/compplan/2000/execrec.htm#chapter1].May 2001.The beginning chapter of the plan gives a regional vision for counties under the growth management act regarding the effectiveness of growth management policies.

King County.“Countywide Planning Policies.”[http://www.metrokc.gov/exec/orpp/compplan/cpp00final.pdf].May 2001.This report outlines policies established for counties regarding urban growth management.

King County.“2000 Benchmark Report.”[http://www.metrokc.gov/exe/orpp/benchmark/bench00/].May 2001.This report discusses the urban growth area and urban centers formed under the Countywide Planning Policies.

Sierra Club.“Sprawl Report.”[http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report98/what.html].May 2001.A report largely to do with the consequences of sprawl and also offers solutions to stop sprawl.

1000 Friends of Washington.“Get Smart Washington:Managing Growth In The New Millennium.”[http://www.1000Friends.org/1000.pdf].May 2001.A report that examines how Washington is doing in fulfilling the thirteen goals of the growth management act.It also offers suggestions for achieving Washington’s goals.

Secondary Sources:

Benfield, F. Kaid and Donald D.T. Chen.Once There Were Greenfields.Washington DC:NRDC, 1999.Examines the negative impacts of sprawl on natural and living environments.

Duany, Andres and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.Suburban Nation:The Rise Of Sprawl AndThe Decline Of The American Dream.New York:North Point Press, 2000.This book defines what sprawl is and what it has done to our living environment.

Geddes, Robert.Cities In Our Future.Washington DC:Island Press, 1997.Includes a section specifically dealing with Seattle, WA and Portland, OR planning policies.

Kunstler, James Howard.The Geography Of Nowhere:The Rise And Decline Of America’s Man-Made Landscape.New York:Simon&Schuster, 1993.A book that describes the destruction and ugliness that comes with sprawl.

Lewis, Roger K.“A Call To Stop Buying Into Sprawl.”Nation’s Cities Weekly 22 (1999): 6.An article that outlines the characteristics of sprawl.

Macionis, John J. and Vincent N. Parillo.Cities and Urban Life.New Jersey:Prentice Hall, 2001.A textbook for students that discusses urban and suburban sprawl and includes a case study of Portland, OR.

Stoel Jr., Thomas B.“Refining In Urban Sprawl.”Environment Washington 41 (1999): 6-11.An Article that looks at Oregon’s planning policies on growth management and explains why they are working also states problems they may face in the future.