Building rules: How local controls shape community environments and economies

Kee Warner, Harvey Molotch

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Abstract

Based on a systematic comparative study of urban areas in Southern California, this book provides a much-needed examination of the true impacts of local development controls, including the ways that they have and have not made a difference. Urban and suburban growth is a burning local issue for communities across the United States and many other parts of the world. Concerns include protecting habitats, high costs of infrastructure, social inequalities, traffic congestion and more intangible worries about quality of life. Citizens pressure public officials to intensify development regulations, flying in the face of local growth machines. Builders and growth boosters oppose regulation as unfair and bad for local economies. Based on a systematic comparative study of urban areas in Southern California, this book provides a much-needed examination of the true impacts of local development controls, including the ways that they have and have not made a difference. The authors draw general implications for communities elsewhere and how to better understand theories of growth and urban governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)9780429970511
ISBN (Print)9780813339238
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Traffic congestion
Economy
Costs
Southern California
Urban Areas
Comparative Study
Suburban
Quality of Life
Traffic
Habitat
Social Inequality
Intangibles
Governance
Builders

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Building rules : How local controls shape community environments and economies. / Warner, Kee; Molotch, Harvey.

Taylor and Francis, 2018. 204 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Warner, Kee ; Molotch, Harvey. / Building rules : How local controls shape community environments and economies. Taylor and Francis, 2018. 204 p.
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