To revitalise a crime-ridden area, the City of Sarasota used Environmental Design principles to develop/redevelop the area, encourage economic investment, and improve the quality of life in the area. A study revealed that zoning barriers, restrictive street setback requirements and parking and drainage requirements prevented or greatly increased the costs of renovating old businesses or building new ones. A new city ordinance was passed requiring new developments be reviewed for concordance with...

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12.1 Formulate environmental management strategy
13.9 Anticipate public concerns

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