Urban Sprawl, Growth Management and Sustainable Development in Theunited States: Thoughts on the Sentimental Quest for a New Middle Landscape

40 Pages Posted: 20 May 2007

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Edward H. Ziegler

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Abstract

This article discusses the causes of urban sprawl in the United States and examines sustainable development issues related to the impact and costs of sprawl on everyday life the United States. The article particularly focuses on how local zoning and growth management programs are a significant cause of regional sprawl in the United States and examines what can be done through urban planning about the problems of sprawl. The article discusses why Smart Growth and New Urbanist development may actually be working to produce more regional sprawl in this country.

Suggested Citation

Ziegler, Edward H., Urban Sprawl, Growth Management and Sustainable Development in Theunited States: Thoughts on the Sentimental Quest for a New Middle Landscape. Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 11, No. 26, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=987314

Edward H. Ziegler (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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