The Negative Impact of Government Policies on the Built Environment
Housing Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 131-140, 1981
10 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 21, 2011
Governmental intervention into the economy has exacerbated the negative effects of the energy crisis on the built environment. Examples considered include three explicit attempted ameliorations of the problem, and two programs originally intended for other purposes, but with harmful impacts on the built environment. These include: construction insulation subsidies, building codes requiring operating windows, encouragement of solar, wind power, zoning legislation and, rent control.
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