Tuesday, August 29, 2006
One year ago today, hurricane Katrina swept across the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The land use policy implications of the disaster and the rebuilding efforts and myriad, of course. Here are stories today from the New Orleans' Times-Picayune and South Mississippi’s Sun-Herald. In the debate over rebuilding, one point I have not heard often is virtues of federalism (although President Bush seemed to allude to it yesterday in a speech praising Mississippi’s efforts). After all, Tiebout-ites presumably would claim that reserving land use and financing decisions to local governments provides a market in which citizens can choose: Do I prefer a state with high taxes, more intrusions of government into private property, but more assistance during and after a disaster? Or do I prefer a state with low taxes, little government meddling, and I’m pretty much on my own once a storm hits? If such a choice seems inappropriate, why here and not elsewhere in land use policy?
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- Katherine Dentzman on A Coordinated Approach to Food Safety and Land Use Law at the Urban Fringe
- Jesse Richardson on Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing
- Jamie Baker Roskie on Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing
- Samuel on Schleicher and Rauch on local regulation of the sharing economy
- Timothy Wayne George on Is Reed v. Town of Gilbert an important sign case?
- Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium
- "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
- CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
- Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep
- March 11-13: Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's annual conference: Western Places/Western Spaces: Building Fair & Resilient Communities