How City Hall Causes Sprawl: A Case Study

20 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2005  

Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Abstract

Some commentators have labeled Atlanta, Ga. as America's poster child for sprawl. Atlanta is highly auto-oriented, and suffers from higher levels of traffic congestion and air pollution than most other cities. This book review explains how sprawl happened in Atlanta - not through the mysterious invisible hand of the free market, but through transportation and zoning decisions made by city officials.

Keywords: K11, K32, R11, R14, R23, R40, R52, R58

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, How City Hall Causes Sprawl: A Case Study. Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, p. 189, 2003; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 165; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 165. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=816864

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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