Appreciating The Legacy Of Planning Pioneer Charles Haar

Comprehensive planning is customary in a great many American cities these days, but it wasn't long ago that the concept was foreign to most planners. Attorney and scholar Charles M. Haar was one of the figures who revolutionized the field.

Robert Freilich pens a remembrance of the life and work of the influential educator and attorney in a piece for the California Planning and Development Report.

"Professor Haar's most original work was his two 1955 seminal law review articles on the comprehensive plan. That is what Charlie will always be remembered for, as well as having conducted one of the first law school classes on Land Use Planning law. Charlie was the first to break away from the 1930's, 40's and 50's influence of zoning attorneys and their narrow detailed zoning and subdivision treatises by emphasizing the need for comprehensive planning to serve as the underlay for land use implementation."

Thanks to Josh Stephens

Full Story: An Appreciation: Charles M. Haar, Leading Advocate for Comprehensive Planning, Dies at 91

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