The Design Problem in Planned Communities

20 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last revised: 15 May 2012

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Daniel R. Mandelker

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: February 21, 2012


Planned communities are a dominant form of development, both in suburban areas and as infill in urban settings. Planned communities can be clusters of homes with common open space or master-planned communities covering thousands of acres, but in any form they provide opportunities for excellent design. This is the first chapter in a book, Designing Planned Communities (2010), that reviews the concepts and ideas that go into the design of planned communities, and explores how local governments can encourage and provide for their good design through land-use regulation. The entire book can be downloaded by going to the author's profile on Washington University Law School's website.

Keywords: land-use regulation, planned communities, local government law

Suggested Citation

Mandelker, Daniel R., The Design Problem in Planned Communities (February 21, 2012). Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-02-04, Available at SSRN:

Daniel R. Mandelker (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

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