Professor David Callies notes two significant trends since "the Quiet Revolution" and "The Taking Issue" were written in the early 1970's: (1) local land use controls have not "withered away" and many local governments are increasingly able to regulate the use of land through better plans and planning, and more sophisticated local ordinances (including environmental controls); (2) federal courts have reentered the regulatory takings arena, striking down several regional and state-wide land use controls on constitutional grounds. For both reasons, he suggests that local land use controls are an excellent arena to regulate development of all but the truly state-wide or regional variety. He uses examples from Hawaii, Oregon and Florida.
Recommended CitationDavid L. Callies, The Quiet Revolution Redux: How Selected Local Governments Have Fared , 20 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 277 (2003)
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