We owe it to ourselves, our quality of life, and our economy to do our best to complete the next analysis stage of the proposal.
Tag: Op Ed
A healthy environment is crucial to the success of Lexington-Fayette County and the greater Bluegrass Region in the 21st century and beyond.
We must focus on the details, and create a world-class urban environment that, according to expert economist Rebecca Ryan, brings out “creativity in each one of us.” | Photo by Jeff Rogers | www.jeffrogers.com
Lexington can have both farms AND factories. | Farm photo by Jeff Rogers; Factory photo by Lexington Herald-Leader Staff
In January 2010 Knox Van Nagell wrote an op-ed that was published in the Lexington Herald Leader about the ways that PDR and urban infill could work together to help create a better Lexington for all of us.
"Since farmland within the county is a finite resource, sooner or later we will have to stop using it for development. The argument for the “need” for land for industrial development will be the same no matter how much farmland we have, including none." | Photo by Jeff Rogers | www.jeffrogers.com
Fayette Alliance Board Member Todd Clark writes about the continued use and need of Fayette County farmland. | Photo by Jeff Rogers | www.jeffrogers.com
Lexington is a growing city with a changing demographic. Best estimates say that an additional 60,000 people will call Lexington home by 2030. One of the central questions facing our community is not if we grow, but how we grow—and can we do it in a way that positions our built, natural, and social environments...
...farmland preservation and growth are not either/or propositions. They're essential partners in Lexington's quest for economic greatness, cultural attractiveness and environmental security in today's competitive and complex world.
Excerpt from Kentucky.com, posted April 18, 2010 Op-ed by Knox van Nagell, Executive Director of The Fayette Alliance “Creating a place that ‘makes the heart sing’: summit focused participants on lexington’s assets, challenges” Spring is here, and nature continues to remind us of the Bluegrass’ unrivaled beauty and potential. Our rolling green pastures dancing with...