Intersection Between Environmental Justice and Land Use Planning
Issue 22 of SUSTAIN, A Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Issues Spring/Summer 2010
Planning and Environmental Law, May 2006
7 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2007 Last revised: 31 Jan 2014
Environmental justice goes to the core of traditional land use decisions: choosing sites for locally unwanted land uses (geographic equity); the process for deciding where to site these unwanted land uses, including the location and timing of public hearings (procedural equity); and sociological factors, including which groups hold the political power inherent in land use decisions (social equity). This articles discusses the various tools in land use planning and zoning that can used to promote and implement environmental justice principles.
Keywords: environmental justice, environmental equity, social justice
JEL Classification: K32, R52
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