along rail corridors, could result in considerably higher densities by 2050. Other members believed that the substantial infill or curbing of large-lot development at the urban fringe, or both, implied in achieving the targets in Scenario 2 would require such a significant departure from current housing trends, land use policies of jurisdictions on the urban fringe, and public preferences that they would be unrealistic absent a strong state or regional role in growth management.

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Abbreviations

NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service

OMB Office of Management and Budget

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NRCS. 2003. National Resources Inventory, 2001 Annual NRI, Urbanization and Development of Rural Land. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., July. www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/NRI/2001/urban.pdf.

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