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for Carolina Planning Vol. 22 Issue 2, Spring 1997
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Urban and regional planners forecast population size and number of school-aged children to estimate the demand for public facilities and services over near-term and long-term planning horizons. They also estimate the economic, environmental and fiscal impacts of new development projects on local jurisdictions. State planners forecast public-school enrollments generated by county-level residential development and demographic change.
Livestock farm regulation, especially corporate hog farms, is the source of conflict throughout North Carolina. An important part of the State's economy, hog farming has become a significant political issue as well. The debate over hog farm regulation hinges on who should bear the costs of externalities associated with a high level of pork production.