Land Use Regulation: It Just Gets Worse

2 U. Balt. J. Land & Dev. 1 (2012)

Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series

19 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2014 Last revised: 3 Jun 2014

See all articles by Michael Lewyn

Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Some commentators treat suburban sprawl (by which I mean automobile-dependent land development) as the result of the free market at work. This article reviews City Rules, by urban planning professor Emily Talen. In this book, Talen shows not only how zoning and similar land use regulations generate automobile-dependent suburban sprawl, but also how these regulations have become stricter, more pro-sprawl, and more complex over time. Talen proposes to reform these regulations through municipal codes that promote more walkable, less automobile-dependent development.

Keywords: zoning, land use, planning, street, urbanism

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, Land Use Regulation: It Just Gets Worse (2012). 2 U. Balt. J. Land & Dev. 1 (2012); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2387631

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

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

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
69
Abstract Views
531
rank
327,799
PlumX Metrics