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Revitalizing Zion: Nineteenth-Century Mormonism and Today's Urban Sprawl

40 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2008 Last revised: 29 Sep 2014

Brigham Daniels

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: August 14, 2008

Abstract

In the nineteenth century, Mormons planned and built hundreds of communities throughout the West. Time, growth, and redevelopment have begun to erase this history. Like towns and cities across the country, places first settled by Mormons now grapple with urban sprawl's challenges. This Article explores whether the Mormons bold planning effort that permeated the frontier of the Old West of the nineteenth century has any lessons to offer those grappling with the planning challenges facing the New West of today.

Keywords: urban sprawl, land use planning, Mormon history, Mormonism

JEL Classification: R14, R52, K11, K32, R11, R50, R58

Suggested Citation

Daniels, Brigham, Revitalizing Zion: Nineteenth-Century Mormonism and Today's Urban Sprawl (August 14, 2008). Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1226905

Brigham Daniels (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

410 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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