Shifting Paradigms Transform Environmental and Land Use Law: The Emergence of the Law of Sustainable Development

32 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013 Last revised: 10 Mar 2013

John R. Nolon

Pace University School of Law

Date Written: February 5, 2013

Abstract

We began these two decades reacting to the market’s interest in developing greenfields and coastal property and end it wondering how to prepare more urbanized places for a growing population of smaller households who seek the amenities of urban living and some protection from the storms ahead. This essay discusses this and nine other fundamental paradigm shifts in environmental and economic conditions that are reshaping the law and changing the way state and local governments control land use and order human settlements.

Keywords: sustainable development

Suggested Citation

Nolon, John R., Shifting Paradigms Transform Environmental and Land Use Law: The Emergence of the Law of Sustainable Development (February 5, 2013). Fordham Environmental Law Journal, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2212367

John R. Nolon (Contact Author)

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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