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

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"Land Use and society is a exploration of interactions among law, geography, history, and culture and of their joint influence on the evolution of land use and urban form in the United States. Originally published in 1996, this completely revised, expanded, and updated edition retains the strengths of the earlier version while introducing a host of new topics and insights on the twenty-first century metropolis." This new edition devotes greater attention to urban land use and related social issues with two new chapters that trace American city and metropolitan change over the twentieth century. More emphasis is given to social justice and the environmental movement and their respective roles in shaping land use and policy in recent decades. This edition of Land Use and Society is updated to reflect the 2000 Census, the most recent Supreme Court decisions, and various topics of current interest, such as affordable housing, protecting urban water supplies, urban biodiversity, and "ecological cities."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559636858
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,183,897
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : geography, law, and landscape : reflections on a cross-country flight
Pt. I Preliminaries : land, geography, and law 1
Ch. 1 The meanings and uses of land 3
Ch. 2 The interaction of geography and law 28
Pt. II From feudalism to federalism : the social organization of land use 63
Ch. 3 Historic roots of modern land use institutions 65
Ch. 4 City growth and reform in the nineteenth century 95
Ch. 5 Building a metropolitan nation : 1900-1945 150
Ch. 6 The polarized metropolis : 1945-2000 177
Pt. III Discordant voices : property ownership, local government, and the courts 207
Ch. 7 Property rights : the owner as planner 209
Ch. 8 The tapestry of local governments 238
Ch. 9 Local zoning and growth management 260
Ch. 10 Land use and the courts 291
Pt. IV Beyond localism : the search for broader land use policies 333
Ch. 11 Land programs : regional, state, federal 335
Ch. 12 Congress and the metropolitan environment 368
Conclusion : status and prospects 419
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