THE TRANSPORTATION, LAND USE, ENVIRONMENT, AND GOVERNMENT INTERFACE: SOME PROBLEMS AND SOME SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

The authors discuss, evaluate, and analyze some problems arising from the interface between transportation, land use, environment, government, and the private sector, and then pose possible solutions. Some problems: some needs are not being met for land protection and development; the proliferation of Federal categorical programs; insufficient coordination of land use programs; and land use decisions are too far removed from those they affect. Some possible solutions? The most effective locus of government action is at the State level. States should take the leadership role, not necessarily by direct intervention in land use regulation, but by revision of substate institutions and the delegation of land use regulatory authority among these institutions. Federal land use legislation's role would be to make Federal categorical programs conform to State and substate planning and land use regulation. The private sector could work toward land use legistation that brings land use management decisions "...the transfer of land use decision making from Federal programs staff to elected area-wide government officials under broad State and Federal guidance would be a major step toward achieving a more rational pattern of development and conservation nationwide." /Authors/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented before the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Economic Society, October 1978, Washington, D.C. The views expressed in this paper are the authors' own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Atlantic Economic Society

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  • Authors:
    • Cooper, N
    • Wallerstein, L B
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00189956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM