Zoning and Land Use Planning: Plans are Not Enough
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center; University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
42 Real Estate L.J. 240 (2013)
Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-37
Some commentators describe comprehensive land use planning as a potential remedy for suburban sprawl. But in fact, states that require municipal comprehensive plans can be just as automobile-oriented as more permissive states. Why is this the case? Because like zoning codes, municipal comprehensive plans often favor low-density single-use development, wide streets and other factors that encourage automobile-dependent development.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: sprawl, comprehensive, planning
JEL Classification: K11, R52, R58
Date posted: January 16, 2014 ; Last revised: September 30, 2014
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