69 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2005
This paper seeks to forge a richer understanding of the costs and benefits of zoning. To accomplish its goal, this piece undertakes a small-scale, block-by-block examination of New Haven, Connecticut before the advent of modern zoning systems. This Note quantitatively demonstrates the serious tradeoffs between government regulation and strong private property rights, and concludes that previous studies of New Haven have oversimplified the knotty problems posed by land use regulation.
Keywords: zoning, land-use, property
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Clowney, Stephen, A Walk Along Willard: A Revised Look at Land Use Coordination in Pre-Zoning New Haven. Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, No. 1, October 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=847925