Land use oriented border wars occur all over the United States, especially in areas with concentrated populations such as Westchester County. Many of these disputes arise out of local land use control, which usually fails to address regional issues, instead opting to act only in their individual municipal interests. This article describes several possible solutions involving federal, state, regional, and intermunicipal remedies as well as non-governmental solutions such as land use mediation services, to help create regional answers to regional issues.
John R. Nolon, Smart Growth: Finding Mediation Tools for Regional Land Use Disputes, N.Y. L.J., Dec. 20, 2000, at 5, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/711/.