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Unpublished Paper
How Environmentalism Changed Urban Planning: English Green Belts to Washington Wetlands
ExpressO (2007)
  • Simma M. Asher, Georgetown University Law Center
Abstract
Urban planning preserves green space to achieve three primary goals: to enhance quality of life, to encourage rural-based industries, and to protect the environment. The environmental goal is unique among those because it seeks to protect natural areas from human interference rather than shaping them to serve particular community purposes, such as to form a city boundary or build a farm or park. This paper examines how the addition of the environmental goal to urban planning conservation programs alters their structures. It compares an urban planning regime established before the environmental movement with a recent, environmentally oriented program and finds that the recent program’s environmental basis hindered the imposition of substantive state protections.
Keywords
  • Land use,
  • green belt,
  • planning,
  • seattle
Disciplines
Publication Date
August, 2007
Citation Information
Simma M. Asher. "How Environmentalism Changed Urban Planning: English Green Belts to Washington Wetlands" ExpressO (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/simma_asher/1/