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South Langley : a holistic approach to equestrian community design Nield, Karen Lynn

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There is a need for equestrian communities to be designed holistically in order to successfully interconnect the environmental, social, and economic elements found in a healthy community. By incorporating horse related design and management principles, as well as community planning principles, equestrian communities can be designed to minimize negative environmental impacts, increase social benefits, and expand economic opportunities. This project set out to accomplish two main goals: 1) establish Guiding Principles and Design & Management Guidelines for government, developers and individual property owners as a model to achieve the objectives stated above; and 2) use a 244 acre reclaimed gravel pit in South Langley as a site specific example of the application of these Principles and Guidelines in a holistic design of an equestrian community.

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