LAND USE CONTROLS: IN SEARCH OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST

THE SWEEPING APPROACH OF EXISTING AND PENDING LEGISLATION DEALING WITH NATIONAL GROWTH OF DEVELOPMENT POLICIES IS LARGELY ESCAPIST AND WILL PROBABLY BE FRUITLESS UNLESS CHANNELED INTO MORE CLEARLY DEFINED OBJECTIVES. THREE REASONS FOR THIS ARE (1) THE HABIT OF IDENTIFYING PROBLEMS AFTER THEY ALREADY PEAKED OR CEASED TO BE, (2) THE VAGUENESS OF PROPOSED SOLUTIONS---SUCH AS "BALANCED DISTRIBUTION"--- FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE STATE OF OUR METROPOLITAN AREAS, AND (3) A TENDENCY TOWARD CURE-ALL OR SINGLE-POLICY LEGISLATION. TWO OVERRIDING PROBLEMS THAT HAVE TO BE FACED AT THE NATIONAL POLICY LEVEL ARE SELECTION AMONG REAL ALTERNATIVES (E.G., WHERE TO ENCOURAGE AND WHERE TO DISCOURAGE GROWTH) AND HOW---NOT WHETHER---TO CONCENTRATE AND DISPERSE. CONSIDERABLE INFORMATION EXISTS WITH RESPECT TO MAJOR ELEMENTS OF A RATIONAL GROWTH POLICY: GROWTH AND DISTRIBUTION COMPONENTS, CURRENT TRENDS IN URBAN GROWTH, THE NEED FOR PUBLIC CONTROL OF DEVELOPMENT, URBAN LAND USE PLANNING AND CONTROL, THE SUPPLY OF URBAN LAND, URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS UNDER PUBLIC CONTROL, AND THE REAL ESTATE TAX.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, No 2, PP 11-15
  • Authors:
    • Nicoson, W J
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Urban Land
    • Publisher: Urban Land Institute
    • ISSN: 0042-0891

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1972 12:00AM