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A regional planning analysis of a single enterprise community of settlements Clegg, Edward Terrence

Abstract

It is the purpose of this Thesis to demonstrate: that a single enterprise community of settlements should plan its activities to prevent ghost towns from developing and to lessen the ill-effects of economic fluctuations; that a regional planning approach to this problem is the best since it produces balanced solutions from consideration of physical, social, and economic aspects; that the problems of single enterprise communities can be solved if a group or an individual who has recognized the problem can give the leadership needed to stir governments, companies, and the people sufficiently so that a regional planning administration will be established as the first step to solving the problem; and, finally, that the survey, analysis, and solutions, will be a contribution to knowledge. A survey of various communities was undertaken to demonstrate the problem. These were settlements as they existed in the past and as they exist today. The single enterprise community of settlements of the Rossland-Trail Region is used as a case study in order to show that such a community is vulnerable to the general problem but can be aided. A survey of its particular problems is undertaken and various solutions to them are offered. From the problems and solutions certain general principles are derived: The Principle of a Regional Planning Approach; The Principle of the Physical Habitat; A Principle for Regional Delimitation; The Principle of Economic Dominance; The Principle of a Regional Land-Use Balance; The Principle of Economic Expansion and Diversification; The Principle of Resource Development; The Principle of Citizen Participation; The Principle of Limited Jurisdiction; and The Principle of a Regional Planning Administration.

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