While articles on the urban environment often deal with statutory and administrative action, this article presents a different perspective, that of citizen enforcement and the judicial consequences of such a development. Illustrative of the emergent role of courts in enforcing citizens' claims are the areas of historic preservation, noise regulation, and the use of environmental impact statements.
Nicholas A. Robinson, Urban Environmental Law: Emergent Citizens' Rights for the Aesthetic, the Spiritual, and the Spacious, 4 Fordham Urb. L.J. 467 (1976), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/390/.