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The Senate Select Committee on Water Resources reported on how changes in the state's population and economy have strained water supply. Switch from agriculture to industry actually requires more water for the dilution of industrial waste and its use in steam-powered machinery. Also the move from a rural to more suburban population demands more water for sewage disposal. These trends demonstrate the greatest need for water resource management in more developed areas of the state such as the Research Triangle.
Smart growth has been characterized as an approach to land use planning that makes communities livable; for example, restoring center cities and older suburbs and preserving open spaces. Thirteen states have smart growth laws; fifteen others are studying them. Godschalk examines what other states, like Maryland and Washington, are doing and what North Carolina might do.
Godschalk describes four major turning points in education planning in the country during the last half of the 20th-century and their impact on the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The turning points are the adoption of a social science-based curriculum; the development of functional specializations beyond comprehensive planning; the introduction of computer technology; and globalization.
Until recently, the plans and programs employed by coastal communities to help mitigate hurricane and severe storm impacts have been poorly documented. This article seeks a better understanding of local hazard mitigation measures and their effectiveness in reducing storm threats. Results show not only a high priority for hazard mitigation but also a high reliance on development management approaches.