Preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization: lessons from Oregon

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Abstract

This article combines theory and a literature review with empirical and descriptive findings to demonstrate that Oregon's mix of policies is effective in preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization. Exclusive farm use zones preserve farmland for farming; urban growth boundaries limit urban sprawl; exurban districts accommodate the demand for rural residential development without harming commercial farm operations; farm tax deferral and right-to-farm laws create incentives for farmers to keep farming; and comprehensive plans legitimize the entire package. This article proposes a comprehensive scheme for farmland preservation that expands on the experience of Oregon, including its mistakes. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal - American Planning Association
Pages467-488
Number of pages22
Volume58
Edition4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Nelson, A. C. (1992). Preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization: lessons from Oregon. In Journal - American Planning Association (4 ed., Vol. 58, pp. 467-488)

Preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization : lessons from Oregon. / Nelson, Arthur Christian.

Journal - American Planning Association. Vol. 58 4. ed. 1992. p. 467-488.

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Nelson, AC 1992, Preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization: lessons from Oregon. in Journal - American Planning Association. 4 edn, vol. 58, pp. 467-488.
Nelson AC. Preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization: lessons from Oregon. In Journal - American Planning Association. 4 ed. Vol. 58. 1992. p. 467-488
Nelson, Arthur Christian. / Preserving prime farmland in the face of urbanization : lessons from Oregon. Journal - American Planning Association. Vol. 58 4. ed. 1992. pp. 467-488
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