The Land Use Policy Debate in the United States

  • Judith I. de Neufville

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction Uncovering the Debate

    1. Judith Innes de Neufville
      Pages 1-13
  3. The Outcomes

    1. Land Use Policy as Economic Policy

    2. Land Use Policy as Social Policy

      1. Judith Innes de Neufville
        Pages 31-47
      2. Donald Appleyard
        Pages 49-55
    3. Land Use Policy as Environmental Policy

      1. Judith Innes de Neufville
        Pages 59-63
      2. Tridib Banerjee
        Pages 83-89
    4. Land Use Policy as Capitalist Policy

      1. M. Christine Boyer
        Pages 109-125
  4. The Decision Process

    1. Market Failure and Land Use Policy

      1. H. James Brown
        Pages 143-147
      2. Douglass B. Lee Jr.
        Pages 149-164
    2. Legal Process

      1. Daniel R. Mandelker
        Pages 167-180
    3. Roles for the Public

      1. Chester Hartman
        Pages 205-207
      2. Edwin T. Haefele
        Pages 209-213
  5. The Future

    1. A New Land Ethic and the Problem of Political Control

      1. Ann L. Strong
        Pages 217-232
      2. Frank I. Michelman
        Pages 239-243
      3. Judith Innes de Neufville
        Pages 245-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-269

About this book


Much of the preparation of this book has been generously supported by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It evolved from a colloquium held in October 1977, under the sponsorship of the Lincoln Institute. The three-day symposium entitled "Land Policy: Making the Value Choices" involved the preparation of major papers and formal discussions, most of which appear here in considerably revised form, along with additional pieces commis­ sioned later. The colloquium was an idea jointly conceived by myself and Edward Wood, a colleague at the time in the Tufts University Program in Urban Social and Environmental Policy. We were concerned about two major limitations in the literature and debates over land use. On the one hand, there was little explicit recognition of the latent values that motivated land use policy. On the other, there was no common forum where people from the different land use fields could discuss the issues and learn from one another. A small group of about two dozen people was invited to the colloquium. Each member was a leading spokesman for a different perspective and area of expertise. All participated formally in some fashion. All the papers were written expressly for the col­ loquium, with the exception of Ann Strong's, which was a keynote address to the American Society of Planning Officials earlier in the year. None of the papers has been published elsewhere.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Judith I. de Neufville
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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