How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth or Green Building?

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Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Kristoffer (Kip) Jackson

Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

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Date Written: 10/21/2014

Abstract

This paper addresses the following question: how frequently do cities use government regulation of land use to coerce environmentally friendly development? In particular, the paper focuses on minimum density requirements, maximum parking requirements, and laws requiring "green" building (usually buildings that include a variety of energy-conserving features). The article concludes that the first type of regulation is rare, while the latter two are somewhat more frequent.

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael and Jackson, Kristoffer, How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth or Green Building? (10/21/2014). MERCATUS WORKING PAPER. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3191334 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3191334

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

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

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Kristoffer Jackson

Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ( email )

400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20219
United States
949.333.9536 (Phone)

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