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Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy

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Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy examines the history, current practice, and unmet needs of land use planning and regulation in the United States. Rutherford H. Platt, a geographer and lawyer with over twenty-five years experience in research, teaching, and consulting on land use policy, recounts the evolution of land use management and regulation from its early roots in English common law to contemporary legal approaches and constitutional issues. Topics covered include:
  • the interaction of geography and law in land use policy
  • historic development of response to urban problems in the nineteenth century
  • important land use legal cases in the United States over the past century, including current takings law
  • strengths and weaknesses of American experience with zoning laws and related measures
  • techniques employed by state and local governments to steer private developers into responsible growth practices
  • the protection of wetlands, floodplains, coastal zones, and agricultural areas
  • what has been accomplished and what remains inadequately addressed in contemporary urban land use management
Throughout, the author argues that rational planning and controlled exploitation of natural resources are hindered by fragmented jurisdictions of federal, state, local, and municipal regulatory bodies.

About the Author

Rutherford H. Platt is professor of geography and planning law at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a member of the Illinois Bar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634359
Subtitle:
Geography, Law, and Public Policy
Author:
Platt, Rutherford H.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
Physical geography -- United States.
Subject:
Sol, Utilisation du
Subject:
Gâeographie physique
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
6961
Publication Date:
19951201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
521
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Law » General
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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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