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for North Carolina Architect Vol. 15 Issue 6-7, June/July 1968
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The author proffers some responsible urban planning measures for both the near and distant futures. Keeping in mind both uses for public and private lands, the article explores potential solutions for a more urbanized and technological future while not losing the state's natural resources.
The article analyzes the use of the state's tidal environs and the loss of estuarine rich areas to land development. Arguments for retaining these natural environs for economic, natural, and fishing/tourist interests are presented to promote the conservation of these areas. The author also presents ideas for finding funding for such reclamation projects.
The state's botanical garden began as a 72 acre plot near Chapel Hill in 1952. By 1968, the garden grew into a 329 acre expanse including hard and softwood stands of forests. Its role is to supply a refuge for natural plants open to citizens and scholars alike.
Estuaries are areas where fresh water flowing towards the coast meets the oceans salt water and these natural havens account for 2,000,000 acres of the state's tidal area. The author presents an argument for the protection of these areas not only for natural splendor but contribution to the fishing industry -- a $100,000,000 industry for the state.