Land Use Articles
The 25th anniversary of Washington State’s Growth Management Act (GMA) was celebrate in late 2015. Adopted in 1990, the Growth Management Act has helped guide development in Washington’s cities, counties, and other jurisdictions. Twenty-nine Washington counties containing 177 cities are required to use the principles of Growth Management.
Land trusts are non-governmental organizations with a mission to protect key private land from subdivision and development. A review of land trusts’ varied success in the Western Planner region. by Dr. John B. Wright