Comprehansive Planning, Takings, and the Supreme Court

Comprehansive Planning, Takings, and the Supreme Court

Environmental Protection Agency

Are the concepts of land-use planning and individual property rights at odds in America? The "takings" of "property rights" has become a prominent issue facing the implementation of many smart growth strategies. John D. Echeverria, Executive Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute, will discuss how sound community planning and regulation can play an important role in providing a stable environment which encourages profitable real estate investment and development. He will use the case of Tahoe Regional Planning Agency v. Tahoe Sierra Preservation Council, now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, as a backdrop for this discussion. His presentation will examine how the Supreme Court might resolve the issues in the case, and the implications for the use of planning moratoria and other growth control measures across the country.

Related Link: Smart Growth Online

For more information contact:

Juanita Smith
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
D.C. 20460

Phone: 202-260-6226
Fax: 202-260-0174
Email: [email protected]

Posted March 18, 2002

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