Farmland Preservation – CM credit not available

The impact of lost farmland extends beyond aesthetics into lost food sources, a way of life, and balance between rural and urban areas. In the past 15 years, a set of sophisticated new tools, such as tax devices and Right to Farm laws, has created a new playing field. Learn how this relates to urban sprawl issues, urban growth boundaries, creative state policies, and truly inclusive community planning.

CD-ROM includes a recording of this audio session synchronized with a PowerPoint presentation, program transcript, PowerPoint presentation note sheets, and supplemental reading materials.


  • Sam Santell, Kane County (Illinois) Development Department
  • Paul Thibault, Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Commission
  • Jill Schwartz, American Farmland Trust
  • Moderator: Stuart Meck, AICP, American Planning Association