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By Elizabeth Burton, Mike Jenks, Katie Williams

Reaching Sustainable city shape represents an immense strengthen within the sustainable improvement debate. It provides examine which defines components of sustainable city shape - density, dimension, configuration, distinct layout and caliber - from macro to micro scale. Case reports from Europe, america and Australia are used to demonstrate stable perform in the fields of making plans, city layout and structure.

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Emergent wetlands surrounding open water require less precision than, say, forested wetlands or estuarine marshes. Other common failures include failure to identify existing problems with substrates, soils, and contaminants. The Bracut Marsh Bank in Humboldt Bay, California, for example, was sited partly on compacted soils unable to support suitable vegetation, partly on woody debris that formed an unstable substrate leading to formation of sinkholes in the 2. Structure and Experience of Wetland Mitigation Banks 21 marsh, and to migration of the debris with tidal flow.

The draft agreement does not address the ability of the Corps to use the escrow account in the event of a dispute with the bank or upon particular defaults, nor does it specify what happens to the principal after the conclusion of the 15-year monitoring period that follows the initial “intensive” monitoring period. Sinking funds are accounts in which the fund balance is allowed to decline over time as the likelihood of failure diminishes. They can be tied to particular success criteria (vegetation diversity and distribution, for example).

In Georgia, the Millhaven bank must maintain a bond to guarantee monitoring and maintenance of the bank for a five-year period. The key to using a financial instrument as an enforcement tool is that the regulatory agency must be able to access it without a prolonged legal process. The agency should be able to draw on the fund, bond, or letter of credit upon its determination that a violation has occurred and not been remedied. If the agency’s ability to access the funds is contingent upon winning a court case, the enforcement utility of the instrument is significantly reduced.

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