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Land Use Law and Active Living: Opportunities for States to Assume a Leadership Role in Promoting and Incentivizing Local Options

30 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2007 Last revised: 25 Dec 2013

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Amy Lavine

Albany Law School

Date Written: October 26, 2007

Abstract

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.

Keywords: zoning, land use, active living

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia and Lavine, Amy, Land Use Law and Active Living: Opportunities for States to Assume a Leadership Role in Promoting and Incentivizing Local Options (October 26, 2007). Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban, Policy Vol. 5, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1025722 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1025722

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Amy Lavine

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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