Land use and society: geography, law, and public policy

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Island Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 455 pages
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Land Use and Society is a unique and compelling exploration of interactions among law, geography, history, and culture and 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 of Land Use and Society devotes greater attention to urban land use and related social issues with two new chapters tracing 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 by Rutherford H. Platt 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." It also includes an updated conclusion that summarizes some positive and negative outcomes of urban land policies to date.

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Contents

The Meanings and Uses of Land i
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chapter 2 The Interaction of Geography and Law 11
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City Growth and Reform in the Nineteenth Century
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About the author (2004)

Platt is professor of geopraphy and planning law at he University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a member of the Illinois Bar.