ERIC Number: ED155111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Land Use Control: Interface of Law and Geography. Resource Paper No. 75-1.
Platt, Rutherford H.
The document suggests that problems of land use control can often be solved by applying geographic skills in analyzing the physical, economic, and cultural attributes of land. The paper is intended predominately for use by citizens' groups as they study the legal and judicial components of land management legislation. It can also be used as resource material for college geography classes. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I reviews regulations affecting private land ownership, physical and spatial uses of land, location theory, and urban encroachment upon agricultural land. Chapter II examines local, state, and federal land use policies. Chapter III presents an overview of public land use control, acquisition, and regulation. Chapter IV discusses the constitutional requirements which govern public zoning regulations, private property restrictions, building codes, and subdivision control. The final chapter describes and evaluates federal open space programs. The conclusion is that, although much important open land has been set aside for federal open space programs, benefits from the programs have been inequitably distributed and planning criteria have been inadequately defined. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Citizen Participation, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Geography, Guidelines, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Knowledge Level, Land Use, Legal Problems, Legislation, Objectives, Public Policy, Recreation Legislation, Resource Materials, Urban Studies, Water Pollution, Zoning
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.50, paper cover, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.