Monday, October 12, 2009
As someone who spends a great deal of time researching, writing, and speaking on the intersection between smart growth and the legal/regulatory world, I'm frequently asked for recommendations on books regarding that topic.
I generally start with these three titles:
1. New Urbanism: Comprehensive Report & Best Practices Guide by the publishers of the New Urban News
2. A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development by various authors (I have one part of one chapter--attorneys Dan Slone and Doris Goldstein wrote much of the book)
3. The Post Automobile City: Legal Mechanisms to Establish the Pedestrian-Friendly City by Southwestern Law School prof James Kushner
All three books continue the inter-disciplinary theme that I believe is so crucial to successful land use and development law efforts. They have salient and useful legal points/strategies but are written in such a way that a non-lawyer can gain a great deal from them, too.
They're great options for reserve reading for any land use-related course.
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