(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Explaining smart growth applications : lessons learned from the US capital region

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AMAL K.A. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Salisbury, ETATS-UNIS


The counties of the US Capital Region (Maryland and Virginia) represent unique case studies of urban areas that face tremendous de-velopment pressures resulting from their proximity to Washington, DC. This unique location raises two questions: do statewide smart growth programmes lead counties to adopt smart growth policies? ; and what are the local factors contributing to county decisions to apply these policies? The analysis indicates that state mandates shape county land use planning. While statewide incentiveprogrammes/policies help Maryland’s counties to preserve their farmlands, they seem insufficient to change sprawling development patterns


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no1 [pp. 116-135]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 tabl., 1 carte



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013484536

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