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The Distinguished Developments Scoring Sheet for Conservation Design.

Wood - Kustanowitz, Michelle.

Produced by students in ESPM 5242: Methods for Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (Instructors Dennis Becker and Michael Kilgore, Forest Resources) as part of the 2012-2013 Resilient Communities Project partnership with the City of Minnetonka.

Conservation development approaches encourage sustainable developments that protect natural environmental features, preserve open space, protect natural habitats for wildlife, and maintain rural character. This project examined the City of Minnetonka’s conservation development scorecard to assess its effectiveness in evaluating previous and proposed conservation developments. The analysis found that the scorecard was influential in encouraging conservation strategies as part of development projects, and recommended strategies for using the scorecard to increase social acceptability of conservation development, as well as implementing the tool through the city’s Planned Unit Development ordinance.

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Minneapolis: Resilient Communities Project
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
40 pp.
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