How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth or Green Building?
31 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2018
Date Written: 10/21/2014
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.
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