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Communities large or small deal with environmental issues every day. They are an integral part of land use planning, and how well planners and community officials resolve or mitigate them determines how land will be used. Cooper describes an approach to planning that integrates environmental considerations into the land use decision-making process.
According to the 1990 census, North Carolina is for the first time, more urban that rural. This change in demographics has economic and natural resource implications for regional and state-wide growth management. Concerns regarding the ability of communities to deal with such changes has resulted in management initiatives that are controversial.