Zoning and Land Use Planning: Plans are Not Enough
42 Real Estate L.J. 240 (2013)
15 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2014 Last revised: 30 Sep 2014
Date Written: 2013
Some commentators describe comprehensive land use planning as a potential remedy for suburban sprawl. But in fact, states that require municipal comprehensive plans can be just as automobile-oriented as more permissive states. Why is this the case? Because like zoning codes, municipal comprehensive plans often favor low-density single-use development, wide streets and other factors that encourage automobile-dependent development.
Keywords: sprawl, comprehensive, planning
JEL Classification: K11, R52, R58
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