Old Suburbs Meets New Urbanism

24 Pages Posted: 31 May 2015

Date Written: May 29, 2015


This essay examines the growing popularity among inner ring suburban communities of new urbanist regulatory tools, including transect zoning and form-based codes. Given the demographic realities facing these communities, the essay raises concerns about the temptation to use legal regulation to "upscale" older suburbs and argues for more-organic, deregulatory approaches to redevelopment. The essay will be included in an edited volume entitled Infinite Suburbia (Alan Berger and Joel Kotkin, eds.).

Keywords: Transect zoning, form-based codes, inner-ring suburbs, land use regulation

JEL Classification: H70, K11, R52

Suggested Citation

Garnett, Nicole Stelle, Old Suburbs Meets New Urbanism (May 29, 2015). Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1512, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2612168 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2612168

Nicole Stelle Garnett (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

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Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States
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