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Publications We Recommend

As with all the other resources we have listed here, it is not possible to include everything. So, rather than being complete, we are trying to give you a starting point. Please let us know if there are other documents that we should include.

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Writings on Land Use (including farming, forestry)

Bragado, Nancy, Judy Corbett, and Sharon Sprowls. Building Livable Communities: A Policymaker's Guide to Infill Development. Sacramento, CA: Center for Livable Communities, 1995. (CLC has many other titles on the subject)

   

Brown, Lester R. The Agricultural Link: How Environmental Deterioration Could Disrupt Economic Progress. WorldWatch Paper 136, 1997.

   

Brown, Lester R. Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.

   

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers. Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management in Canada: Technical Report. 1997.

   

Gardner, Gary. Shrinking Fields: Cropland Loss in a World of Eight Billion. Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute, WorldWatch Paper 131, 1996.

   

Levins, Dick. Monitoring Sustainable Agriculture with Conventional Financial Data. White Bear Lake, Minn: Land Stewardship Project. 1996.

   

Sorensen, A. Ann and J. Dixon Esseks. Living on the Edge: The Costs and Risks of Scatter Development. Dekalb, IL: American Farmland Trust and the Northern Illinois University Center for Agriculture in the Environment, 1998.

   

Sorensen, A. Ann, Richard P. Greene, and Karen Russ. Farming on the Edge. Dekalb, IL: American Farmland Trust and the Northern Illinois University Center for Agriculture in the Environment, 1997.