Editors: Joseph Bamberg, Jennifer Hurley, Robert Inerfeld, and Mark Shelburne
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|STATEWIDE PLANNING IN NORTH CAROLINA: EXPERIENCES FROM OTHER STATES AND A SURVEY OF EXISTING COUNTY PLANNING
Stancil, Paul David
This article explores the issue of whether the state can implement a statewide planning program. It examines three other statewide programs and presents a survey of all 100 North Carolina to assess the status of planning in the state.
|PROPERTY RIGHTS LEGISLATION: NORTH CAROLINA’S HOG FARM PROBLEM AND THE FORGOTTEN RIGHTS OF THE LAND OWNERS DOWNSTREAM
This paper examines the environmental dangers of the hog farm industry and the failure of the state to prevent these impacts. It addresses general legal protections against regulation by state and federal legislatures. It reviews a “takings bill” being considered by the North Carolina General Assembly, arguing that the bill would detrimentally affect streams and landowners downstream.
|NORTH CAROLINA’S WETLANDS RESTORATION PROGRAM
Goode, Ann Eberhart
The article surveys existing wetlands protection, mitigation, and restoration measures in North Carolina. Key decisions concerning the state’s Wetlands Restoration Program rewrite include valuation, pricing, ratios, service areas, and long-term management and financial assurances.
|WHAT MAKES FOR A ‘HEALTHY’ BUSINESS CLIMATE?
Rist, Carl; Schweke, Bill
Business climate development is discussed, along with suggestions for state and local governments to enhance successful business development.
|FIFTEEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT
Burby, Raymond; May, Peter
This article urges planners to pay more attention to code enforcement and suggests concrete steps local governments can take to improve the chances that building and development regulations will be followed by developers and contractors. Its suggestions are based on a national survey of city and county building departments and code enforcement practices from 33 North Carolina governments.
|A ZONING ODYSSEY: THE QUEST FOR INITIAL ZONING IN PITT COUNTY
The article describes Pitt County’s initial efforts to develop a zoning ordinance.