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The (Somewhat) False Hope of Comprehensive Planning
New York Law School (2013)
  • Michael Lewyn

Comprehensive planning at the municipal level, although useful in a variety of ways, is neither necessary nor sufficient to promote "smart" (that is, pedestrian and transit-oriented) growth. Comprehensive plans can be used to support sprawl as easily as to support smart growth, while smart growth may be promoted effectively through zoning reform or statewide legislation as well as through local planning.

  • planning,
  • sprawl,
  • smart growth,
  • comprehensive
Publication Date
October 1, 2013
Citation Information
Michael Lewyn. "The (Somewhat) False Hope of Comprehensive Planning" New York Law School (2013)
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