Twenty years ago, Randall Arendt — renowned landscape planner, author, and senior conservation advisor at Natural Lands Trust — developed a ground-breaking land use ordinance program called Growing Greener: Conservation by Design. In the intervening years, 45 communities in Pennsylvania have adopted the Growing Greener ordinances and have saved an average of 62 percent of the land in new developments. The Arendt-penned book that first described this approach, Rural by Design, is a go-to resource for land use planners across the country.
In the second edition of his landmark book, Randall — who is a valued advisor to Natural Lands Trust and its municipal partners — provides an essential resource for planners, members of local boards and commissions, and young professionals. The work makes a compelling case that rural beauty can be retained during development and that elements such as agricultural vistas, greenways, and open space are not only appropriate but necessary for the healthy functioning of the more densely developing communities of the 21st century.
The second edition of Rural by Design may be purchased from Amazon.com and the American Planning Association. Autographed copies may be purchased directly from the author, who can be contacted at email@example.com.