Land Use and Society, Revised Edition: Geography, Law, and Public Policy / Edition 1

Land Use and Society, Revised Edition: Geography, Law, and Public Policy / Edition 1

by Rutherford H. Platt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559636858

ISBN-13: 2901559636857

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Platt (Department of Geosciences and the Center for Public Policy and Administration, U. of Massachusetts) updates his textbook on the connections between geography and the law by incorporating data from the 2000 US Census and adding material on urban land use and related social justice issues and the role of social movements in shaping land use and policy. He also

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Platt (Department of Geosciences and the Center for Public Policy and Administration, U. of Massachusetts) updates his textbook on the connections between geography and the law by incorporating data from the 2000 US Census and adding material on urban land use and related social justice issues and the role of social movements in shaping land use and policy. He also provides a history of land use institutions from Feudalism to the present and examines the "nuts and bolts" of land use planning at local, state, and federal levels. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901559636857
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480

Table of Contents

Introduction: Geography, Law, and Landscape: Reflections on a Cross-Country FlightXI
Part IPreliminaries: Land, Geography, and Law1
Chapter 1The Meanings and Uses of Land3
Chapter 2The Interaction of Geography and Law28
Part IIFrom Feudalism to Federalism: The Social Organization of Land Use63
Chapter 3Historic Roots of Modern Land Use Institutions65
Chapter 4City Growth and Reform in the Nineteenth Century95
Chapter 5Building a Metropolitan Nation: 1900-1945150
Chapter 6The Polarized Metropolis: 1945-2000177
Part IIIDiscordant Voices: Property Ownership, Local Government, and the Courts207
Chapter 7Property Rights: The Owner as Planner209
Chapter 8The Tapestry of Local Governments236
Chapter 9Local Zoning and Growth Management260
Chapter 10Land Use and the Courts291
Part IVBeyond Localism: The Search for Broader Land Use Policies333
Chapter 11Land Programs: Regional, State, Federal335
Chapter 12Congress and the Metropolitan Environment368
Conclusion: Status and Prospects419
Acknowledgments433
About the Author435
Some Common Acronyms437
List of Cases439
Index443

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