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Main Title Land use and society : geography, law, and public policy /
Author Platt, Rutherford H.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 53441370
ISBN 155963684X; 9781559636841; 1559636858; 9781559636858
Subjects Land use--Law and legislation--United States. ; Land use--United States. ; Physical geography--United States. ; Landnutzung ; Bodenpolitik ; Bodenrecht ; USA
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  KF5698.P588 2004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2005
Edition Rev. ed.
Collation xix, 455 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
This revised edition includes the 2000 census figures. The chapter on zoning has been extended to cover smart growth & the conclusion has been updated. Introduction: Geography, laws, and landscape: reflections on a cross-country flight -- Part I: Preliminaries: land, geography, law. The meanings and uses of land ; The interaction of geography and law -- Part II: From feudalism to federalism: the social organization of land use. Historic roots of modern land use institutions ; City growth and reform in the nineteenth century ; Building a metropolitan nation: 1900-1945 ; The polarized metropolis: 1945-2000. -- Part III: Discordant voices: property ownership, local government, and the courts. Property rights: the owner as planner ; The tapestry of local governments ; Local zoning and growth management ; Land use and the courts -- Part IV: Beyond localism: the search for broader land use policies. Land programs: regional, state, and federal ; Congress and the metropolitan environment -- List of cases.