Volume 2.1 Aging and Land Policy (1976)

Editors: Marilyn Sandorf and Craig Richardson

A digital version of this issue is available here.

Showdown on the New River

John S. Manuel

The debate over licensing of the Blue Ridge Power Project with its irresolvable conflict between environmental interests and energy needs is analyzed in a benefit-cost framework. Discusses New River controversy case pending before U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Taxicab: Neglected Form of Transportation

Fred Fravel,  Robert Bach, and Frank Diiorio

Long ignored by transportation planners & city officials, the taxi is beginning to emerge as an important means of providing low-cost, demand-responsive transportation service to the poor, elderly, and handicapped. The results of the North Carolina taxi study are presented along with recommendations.

State Land Use Policy: New Directions in Planning?

William Swindaman

A North Carolina land policy staff person describes State Land Policy & State Land Classification System. The role of that system with its local designation of land classes is explained, along with the “greater than local concern” concept. Coordination of existing land use programs is also discussed.

A Rejoinder: Questions on North Carolina Land Policy

David Godschalk

University of North Carolina professor scrutinizes the State Land Use Policy. Key issues focus on multiple approach taken, balance among local, regional, and state governments during the planning, implementation, and regulatory phases, administrative feasibility, regional welfare, and fiscal.

Is There an Alternative to the Nursing Home for North Carolina’s Elderly??

Lynne Eickholt Cooper

The institutionalized long term care system for the elderly is examined in light of new research. Presents the costs & benefits of long term care and two alternatives – home health care and geriatric day care – and recommends a shift of emphasis to geriatric day care.

Areawide Water Quality: The 208 Planning Experience

David Moreau

Section 208, or areawide water quality planning, is discussed. The author relates his perception of 208 after developing the work program at the Research Triangle in North Carolina.