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Land Use Conflict: When City and Country Clash (2001)

Program Team: Mark A. Edelman, Iowa State University; David Patton, The Ohio State University; Charles W. Abdalla, Pennsylvania State University; Del Marks, Iowa State University; Farm Foundation; Kettering Foundation; National Land Use Task Force

 Land Use Conflict was released at the 1999 National Policy Conference and was distributed for use in public forums in over 40 states. The first printing of 10,000 copies was exhausted within a few months necessitating a second printing of 7,500. Project evaluations indicated Land Use Conflict was used in a variety of ways. It was used in community forums on land use, to design surveys to identify public perceptions and values about land use, and to recruit new contributors to a land trust. It was discussed in state hearings and in drafting bills on land use, and used as a primer on land use in undergraduate and graduate classes, extension in-service training sessions, and local leadership programs. As one user of the publication indicated on the assessment form, "Land Use Conflict appears to have long term value since it is not tied to specific policies or points in time."




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