Smart Ethics: Ethical Considerations in Promoting Smart Growth Principles

23 Temple Environmental Law & Tech Journal 63 (2004)

Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series

20 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2014

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Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This article considers some of the relevant provisions in codes of ethics for planners and municipal officials in order to discern whether there is enough guidance to lead participants in the land use process through an ethics analysis to balance goals of smart growth with sometimes competing demands of social equity. In addition, this article provides actual case studies of reported behaviors on the part of local officials where it appears as though the motivation for questionable and sometimes illegal conduct can be traced to a desired end that furthers one or more smart growth principles.

Keywords: smart growth, suburban sprawl, ethics, land use planning, zoning, quality communities, sustainability

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia E., Smart Ethics: Ethical Considerations in Promoting Smart Growth Principles (2004). 23 Temple Environmental Law & Tech Journal 63 (2004); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2484190

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

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

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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