The focus of this paper is on the way in which the Smart Growth movement caused the convergence of local land use and local environmental law. This paper makes the point that through the current smart growth movement, these previously separate areas of specialization in the law are in fact becoming inextricably intertwined. This paper examines the relationship of smart growth, Growing Smart and local environmental law with a particular focus on what states can do to empower and encourage the enactment of meaningful local environmental land use laws. Aspects of regionalism and inter-jurisdictional cooperation are vital to governments' ability to achieve measured success.
Recommended CitationPatricia E. Salkin, From Euclid to Growing Smart: The Transformation of the American Local Land Use Ethic into Local Land Use and Environmental Controls , 20 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 109 (2003)
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