A You Can Have It All: Less Sprawl and Property Rights Too

63 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2007 Last revised: 22 Jul 2013

Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Abstract

Some commentators believe that smart growth and property rights are at loggerheads - and to be sure, these theories do lead to differing positions on a few issues (most notably urban growth boundaries and similar anti-sprawl regulations). But as to a wide variety of issues, smart growth advocates and property rights theorists can find common ground. Both groups can support eliminating zoning regulations that mandate automobile-dependent, sprawling development, such as single-use zoning, minimum parking requirements and minimum lot size requirements.

Keywords: sprawl, libertarians, property rights, smart growth

JEL Classification: R14, R48, R52, R54

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, A You Can Have It All: Less Sprawl and Property Rights Too. Temple Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=963921

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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