Public Regulation of Private Land Use in Arizona: An Analysis of its Scope and Potential, Part 2
Milton R. Schroeder
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 1975, p. 163, 1974
Land is a limited resource. As population grows and urban areas expand, planning for and controlling private land use becomes critical. Land use planning is particularly important in states like Arizona, where growth patterns are still fluid and where land use planning can shape future development. This Article, presented in two parts, describes and analyzes the basic public planning tools that are available under Arizona law to control private land use. Part 2 considers the roles of the state and the federal government in land use control. The control of land development is usually considered a local function. As a result, little attention has been given to the state's role in the development process. However, the state and its agencies affect private land development in myriad ways. Section I discusses the state’s role in land use control. In contrast to the state, the federal government is not extensively involved in direct regulation of private land use, but does influence land use patterns indirectly. This Article cannot detail the numerous ways in which federal agencies influence land use, however, Section II briefly summarizes some of the major areas of activity and their relation to state and local planning controls.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46
Keywords: Land use planning, urbanization, regional planning
Date posted: May 21, 2009
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