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Land Use and Society, Third Edition

Geography, Law, and Public Policy

Authors: Platt, Rutherford H.

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  • Third edition is updated with data from the 2010 census, a revised and streamlined survey of the historical context of land use and law, and a discussion of current trends and topics
  • Academically rigorous but accessible core text for upper undergraduate and graduate levels courses in land use planning and policy
  • Author is a well-respected geographer and professor who has served on many national panels and projects
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The intersection between geography and law is a critical yet often overlooked element of land-use decisions, with a widespread impact on how societies use the land, water, and biodiversity around them. Land Use and Society, Third Edition is a clear and compelling guide to the role of law in shaping patterns of land use and environmental management. Originally published in 1996 and revised in 2004, this third edition has been updated with data from the 2010 U.S. Census and revised with the input of academics and professors to address the changing issues in land use, policy, and law today.

Land Use and Society, Third Edition retains the historical approach of the original text while providing a more concise and topical survey of the evolution of urban land use regulation, from Europe in the Middle Ages through the present day United States. Rutherford Platt examines the “nuts and bolts” of land use decision-making in the present day and analyzes key players, including private landowners, local and national governments, and the courts. This third edition is enhanced by a discussion of the current trends and issues in land use, from urban renewal and demographic shifts in cities to the growing influence of local governance in land use management.

Land Use and Society, Third Edition is a vital resource for any student seeking to understand the intersection between law, politics, and the natural world. While Platt examines specific rules, doctrines, and practices from an American context, an understanding of the role of law in shaping land use decisions will prove vital for students, policymakers, and land use managers around the world.

About the authors

Rud Platt is Professor of Geography and Planning Law in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He specializes in federal, state, and regional policies concerning land and water resource management and natural disasters. Dr. Platt chairs the National Research Council Roundtable on Natural Disasters and is a member of the NRC Water Science and Technology Board. He has previously served on eight panels of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, twice as chair. He has participated in many international meetings and has served as consultant to diverse organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, and the World Bank.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $90.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Use and Society, Third Edition
Book Subtitle
Geography, Law, and Public Policy
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-455-0
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-455-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 312
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