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

Albany Law School Research Paper No. 10-07

7 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2007 Last revised: 31 Jan 2014

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia, 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; Albany Law School Research Paper No. 10-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1029861

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

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

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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