Zoning and Land Use Planning: Plans are Not Enough

15 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2014 Last revised: 30 Sep 2014

Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, Zoning and Land Use Planning: Plans are Not Enough (2013). 42 Real Estate L.J. 240 (2013); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2322912

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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