The (Somewhat) False Hope of Comprehensive Planning

34 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last revised: 2 Dec 2015

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Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Some commentators suggest that comprehensive planning is indispensable for smart growth (that is, less auto-centric development). This paper argues that municipal comprehensive plans, like zoning, are merely a tool that can be used to support sprawl as easily as smart growth. Thus, planning, although desirable for a variety of reasons, is not absolutely sufficient or necessary for smart growth.

Keywords: comprehensive, planning, smart growth, sprawl

JEL Classification: R52

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, The (Somewhat) False Hope of Comprehensive Planning (2015). 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 39 (2015); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 15-40. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2562729 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2562729

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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