Star Tribune: Rip
Rapson: Changes in communities don't just 'happen'
: "An area the size of
the Mall of America is developed every day. Over the past decades, while
our population growth has been about 25 percent, we've urbanized 60
percent more land. What does that ratio imply for the major new growth
spurt we're facing -- nearly a million new residents by 2030? What will
happen to the land that's left?"
Rapson is the president of the McKnight
Embrace Open Space
Minnesota Land Trust
Trust for Public Land (see the
Minnesota Program Highlights)
I'm going to research these orgainizations and find out which one is the
most effective and join it. After my vacation up north, I've realized the
great importance of preserving open land from development.
You can read more about the importance of land trusts in
Home From Nowhere. (I think, it's been a while since I read it).