A historical review of land use in Americ is presented with reference to the traditional rights of individuals to own and develop land free from government interference. The implications of this commitment to proprety rights and the heritage of Jeffersonian democray are discussed with respect to the growing fund of government interference in the private land market. The four reasons mentioned for public intervention are: Individuals or interests which are not part of the transaction may suffer unacceptable side effects such as noise, odor, traffic or other nuisances; there is a growing concern for our common resources which are consumed freely by the private sector but which are not without cost to society; public intervention to prevent harm to public rights by limiting the use of private proprety to its natural uses; lastly, to achieve social purposes to which the market is unresponsive (issues of exclusion discrimination and housing).

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    American Right of Way Association

    3727 West 6th Street, Suite 504
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90020
  • Authors:
    • Einsweiler, R C
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-28
  • Serial:
    • Right of Way
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: International Right of Way Association
    • ISSN: 0035-5275

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM