Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy / Edition 2

Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy / Edition 2

by Rutherford H. Platt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155963684X

ISBN-13: 9781559636841

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:
9781559636841
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Geography, Law, and Landscape: Reflections on a Cross-Country Flight
 
PART I. Preliminaries: Land, Geography, and Law
Chapter 1. The Meanings and Uses of Land
Chapter 2. The Interaction of Geography and Law
 
PART II. From Feudalism to Federalism: The Social Organization of Land Use
Chapter 3. Historic Roots of Modern Land Use Institutions
Chapter 4. City Growth and Reform in the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 5. Building a Metropolitan Nation
Chapter 6. The Polarized Metropolis
 
PART III. Discordant Voices: Property Ownership, Local Government, and the Courts
Chapter 7. Property Rights: The Owner as Planner
Chapter 8. The Tapestry of Local Governments
Chapter 9. Local Zoning and Growth Management
Chapter 10. Land Use and the Courts
 
PART IV. Beyond Localism: The Search for Broader Land Use Policies
Chapter 11. Land Programs: Regional, State, Federal
Chapter 12. Congress and the Metropolitan Environment
Conclusion: Status and Prospects
 
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Some Common Acronyms
List of Cases
Index

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