Power to build: How Development Persists Despite Local Controls

Kee Warner, Harvey Molotch

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Growth controls and related regulations have been blamed for slowing economies and creating housing shortages and praised for preserving the environment. At first glance, these measures appear to challenge the priorities of the growth machines that dominate most urban governance. By analyzing a series of Southern California jurisdictions, the authors explain how growth takes place even under tight controls. Growth controls do not significantly limit development but, rather, enable local officials to generate higher public benefits from the growth that occurs. The specific conditions of growth under growth control help reveal how urban growth works in a more environmentalist era.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-406
Number of pages29
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Power to build : How Development Persists Despite Local Controls. / Warner, Kee; Molotch, Harvey.

In: Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1995, p. 378-406.

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Warner, Kee ; Molotch, Harvey. / Power to build : How Development Persists Despite Local Controls. In: Urban Affairs Review. 1995 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 378-406.
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