Land Use Regulation: It Just Gets Worse
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
2 U. Balt. J. Land & Dev. 1 (2012)
Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Some commentators treat suburban sprawl (by which I mean automobile-dependent land development) as the result of the free market at work. This article reviews City Rules, by urban planning professor Emily Talen. In this book, Talen shows not only how zoning and similar land use regulations generate automobile-dependent suburban sprawl, but also how these regulations have become stricter, more pro-sprawl, and more complex over time. Talen proposes to reform these regulations through municipal codes that promote more walkable, less automobile-dependent development.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: zoning, land use, planning, street, urbanism
Date posted: January 31, 2014 ; Last revised: June 3, 2014
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