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Facing Down the So-Called Agenda 21 ‘Conspiracy’ Lessons for Planners


John C. Dernbach


Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

February 2015

Planning Magazine, February 2015
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-26

Abstract:     
In the last several years, proposed land use decisions in the United States frequently have been subject to claims that they were influenced in undesirable ways by Agenda 21, the international strategy for sustainable development adopted at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. Those making these claims work from a bogeyman version of Agenda 21 created by a well-funded anti-government, pro-property rights cottage industry that portrays Agenda 21 in demonstrably false ways. Using a land use controversy in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania as a case study, this article explains how local planners and officials can address these claims when they are made.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: sustainable, sustainability, land use, Agenda 21, UN Conference on Environment

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K32, Q00, Q01, Q10, Q2, Q3, Q4


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Date posted: February 23, 2015 ; Last revised: July 23, 2015

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Dernbach, John C., Facing Down the So-Called Agenda 21 ‘Conspiracy’ Lessons for Planners (February 2015). Planning Magazine, February 2015; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2520593

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John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

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