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The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States
Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law (2007)
  • Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold
Abstract
The land use regulatory system has been criticized for causing or failing to solve social problems and for perceived inherent defects, such as inefficiency, inequality, and environmental harm. These criticisms fail to understand the land use regulatory system in the United States as a dynamic, functional, adaptive system.
This paper systematically analyzes the: 1) functions; 2) location and scale; 3) components; 4) processes; and 5) values of the land use regulatory system in the United States. If we are to improve our land use practices to be fairer, more efficient, and more ecologically responsible, we must understand how land use planning and regulation function and change over time.
Keywords
  • zoning,
  • regulation,
  • ecosystem services,
  • adaptation,
  • complex systems,
  • sprawl,
  • environmental ethics,
  • land ethic,
  • community power,
  • natural capital,
  • political forces,
  • social forces
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold. "The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States" Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law Vol. 22 Iss. 2 (2007) p. 441
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anthony_arnold/30/