The Design Problem in Planned Communities
Daniel R. Mandelker
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
February 21, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-02-04
Planned communities are a dominant form of development, both in suburban areas and as infill in urban settings. Planned communities can be clusters of homes with common open space or master-planned communities covering thousands of acres, but in any form they provide opportunities for excellent design. This is the first chapter in a book, Designing Planned Communities (2010), that reviews the concepts and ideas that go into the design of planned communities, and explores how local governments can encourage and provide for their good design through land-use regulation. The entire book can be downloaded by going to the author's profile on Washington University Law School's website.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: land-use regulation, planned communities, local government law
Date posted: February 22, 2012 ; Last revised: May 15, 2012
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