Skip to Main Content
Open Space CommunitiesAuthor(s): Rachel Kaplan; Maureen E. Austin; Stephen Kaplan; Stephen Kaplan
Source: Journal of the American Planning Association
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
PDF: View PDF (1.78 MB)
DescriptionThough the concept is often left undefined, "open space" in residential areas is generally viewed as an asset. Duany et al. (2000), for example, suggest that "the generous provision of open space" offers the "main advantage" of suburbs over the city (p. 31). With forest, field, and farm steadily giving way to development, many communities express their desire to protect open space by adopting open space ordinances for residential development. Details of these ordinances vary widely, but their common concerns are to concentrate dwelling units in order to increase the undeveloped portion of land for stormwater management, wildlife corridors, and other conservation purposes.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationKaplan, Rachel; Kaplan, Rachel; Austin, Maureen E.; Kaplan, Stephen 2004. Open Space Communities. Journal of the American Planning Association
- The economic drivers behind residential conversion in the oak woodlands
- Understanding landscape change in open space neighborhoods: views from developers and residents
- Understanding Landscape Change in Open Space Neighborhoods: Views from Developers and Residents
XML: View XML