http://www.ohm-advisors.com - Conservation development is a hot topic in community planning circles. It represents a new way of thinking about planning for development. Rather than choosing one of two extremes - rapid growth and anti-growth, community stakeholders and planners can pursue a third path. This presentation, Conservation Development in Jerome Village: A Case Study of Responsible Development on the Suburban Fringe, was created by Bird Houk, a division of OHM, based on one of its landmark projects. Jerome Village is a 1600-acre mixed-use development just outside metropolitan Columbus, Ohio. Jerome Village is a great example of a new planning philosophy, using the ‘best’ of Smart Growth and Conservation Development principles to create sustainable rural communities.