By The Price of Sprawl
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A David and Goliath fight about a group of citizens in Alachua County Florida going up against the biggest landowner in the United States. This story pits the public good against maximizing corporate shareholder value and property rights. It tells the tale of how diverse and well organized citizens scramble to protect their community and quality of life.
||CleanYou May Find Yourself||Off to Alachua County to witness a classic Florida fight: developer vs. citizens. Continue reading →||1/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Is Not My Beautiful House||Alachua County Commissioner Mike Byerly explains how and why the countys blueprint for growth — its comprehensive plan — is supposed to balance the common good with growth. What exactly is that elusive, beautiful thing, the “common good”? Contin||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Blue Again||Plum Creek makes its move to change the county’s plan to allow massive development on its vast wetlands and forests. It rolls out a charm offensive to sell it. “Heads I win, tails you lose.” Continue reading →||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWater Flowing Under||Isn’t “wetlands” another word for “swamp”? Why should we care about swamps? Continue reading →||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do I Work This?||There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Plum Creek does an end run around Alachua County by seeking to annex into tiny Hawthorne. Continue reading →||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Does That Highway Go?||It’s down to the wire for Alachua County’s future. Sprawl vs. nature? How would you vote? Continue reading →||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpilogue||Epilogue to the Plum Pudding series. Continue reading →||1/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlum Creek in Montana||Sidebar Stories episode 1||1/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnvironmental awareness in Alachua County||Sidebar Stories episode 2 Interview with former Commissioner Penny Wheat.||1/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Mark Brown on HT Odum and Ecology||Sidebar Stories episode 3||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|