Land Use Law and Active Living: Opportunities for States to Assume a Leadership Role in Promoting and Incentivizing Local Options
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Albany Law School
October 26, 2007
Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban, Policy Vol. 5, 2008
Obesity, asthma and nutrition are just three public health challenges facing children and adults that can be addressed through land use planning and zoning. States must take a leadership role in providing statutory authority and guidance for local govenrments to enact and implement laws and ordinances designed to promote active living. Land use policies, transporation policies, redevelopment policies and open space and recreation policies are key areas where reform is needed. This paper highlights exisiting examples from various states and offers lawmakers, policymakers and advocates options for reforming state laws to incentivize and influence local actions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: zoning, land use, active livingworking papers series
Date posted: November 5, 2007 ; Last revised: April 28, 2009
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