Twenty-First Century Planning and the Constitution

56 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2005

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Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center


In 2002, the American Planning Association (APA) published the Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook, a book with over 1,450 pages of model laws governing zoning and other land use-related issues. The article describes the Guidebook's most controversial provisions, and analyzes their constitutionality under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The article concludes that the Guidebook's proposed laws are generally constitutional.

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, Twenty-First Century Planning and the Constitution. University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 74, p. 651, Spring 2003; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 168; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 168. Available at SSRN:

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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