Land Use Planning
- Maryland Dept of Planning Publications, a broad collection of reports, models and guidelines concerning future growth and development in Maryland.
- Cost of Community Services, Harford County, MD, published by Harford Land Trust, Jan 2004
- Guide to Stopping Bad Development, published by 1000 Friends of Maryland, 2002
- Information Resources from Smart Growth Online.
- How To Win Land Development Issues,, published by Community & Environmental Defense Services, rev. 2007
- Paying the Costs of Sprawl: Using Fair-Share Costing to Control Sprawl, Ken Snyder and Lori Bird, December 1998.
- Agriculture Viability Task Force, Final Report, presented to Harford County Council, Jan 15, 2008
- Shifting Ground American cities, towns, and rural areas are suffering growing pains. The symptoms are obvious. The remedies are not. Shifting Ground is a public radio series that examines the difficult choices confronting communities as they cope with change and try to shape a better future.
- Smart Growth in Maryland. This paper by Gerrit Knaap and John Frece of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, provides an in-depth look at Maryland's smart growth programs and suggests key areas where the laws could be strengthened.
- The Last Crop: Tools to help communities protect their farms from population growth by: Joel B. Quick, 2010 for HowMany.org. An interesting thought piece for land use planning to help preserve farm land and protect against overdevelopment.
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)
- The Feasibility of Successful TDR Programs for the Eastern Shore of Maryland, published by the Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc., January 2007
- Making Markets for Development Rights Work: What Determines Demand?, Elizabeth Kopits, Virginia McConnell, and Margaret Walls, Oct 2005
- Zoning, Transferable Development Rights, and the Density of Development, Virginia McConnell, Margaret Walls, and Elizabeth Kopits, Feb 2006
- Incentive-Based Land Use Policies and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay , Margaret A. Walls, Virginia D. McConnell, RFF Discussion Paper 04-20, April 2004
- MD iMap. Maryland's Internet Map - MD iMap - is a diverse and flexible “system” that provides a wide variety of products and services to the citizens and government employees in Maryland. It represents a centralized collection of the most commonly used map data, such as roads, streams, place names, government boundaries, property information and detailed imagery. Two such applications are
- Housing Mapper. Put in an address; see it on a property map; see Tax and Assessment property record on SDAT link on left column (hit "more" at bottom of column).
- Maryland GreenPrint. Information about protected lands in Maryland. Look at the interactive map if you have faster than dial-up Internet connection: Aerial view crossed with property boundary information. GOOD FOR A LOT OF VISUALIZATION! Click on the Stream Health tab when you visit GreenPrint to learn about the health of your neighborhood streams.
Transportation and Other
- The Data Page Your Best Source for Current Demographic Information about the County and its Subdivisions.
- Paving the Way: How Highway Construction Has Contributed to Sprawl in Maryland, Brad Heavner, MaryPIRG Foundation, November 2000
- Dangerous By Design, Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths (and Making Great Neighborhoods), published by 1000 Friends of Maryland, undated (approx 2009).
- Yellow School Bus Blues, published by Transportation for America, October 2007.
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