Development law, local laws and policy that influence private land developers to appropriately develop land, affect the concerns of several groups including, private developers, municipalities, and environmentalists. By promoting environmental principles and revoking local regulatory obstacles, local governments can help encourage cooperation among these groups. This article highlights the success many New York communities have experienced in accommodating population growth while still reducing taxes and providing protection for the natural environment.
John R. Nolon, Collaborating on Environmental Conservation, N.Y. L.J., Apr. 17, 2002, at 5, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/703/.