“One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.”
One of the best books (above) for designing better neighborhoods.
LandChoices Books (LandChoices’ Website)
Books for Families
The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age
Neighborhoods that Preserve Lakes
The Seven Deadly Sins of Home Building (PDF) Note: Ever wonder why so many homes look so out of scale and unattractive? Builders are not architects.
National Land Protection Organizations
Some Amazing Land Trusts
Conservation Design Expert
Land Use Attorneys
Conservation Property for Sale
Purchase of Development Rights: Preserving Farmland and Open Space
Doesn’t tax revenue grow when new homes and businesses are built on open farmland?
Tax revenue does grow, but costs grow even faster. The problem is that residential and business development costs more in services than it provides in tax revenue. Farmland provides more in tax revenue than it costs in services. Learn more:
Answers to the Top 10 Questions on Preserving Farmland in Kent County: A White Paper on PDR (Purchase of Development Rights) (PDF)
For the American Landowner
Resources to create beautiful neighborhoods
Greener Prospects (Randall Arendt’s website)
Links for Families