Property Rights And Talking Plain English Are The Focus Of Two New Essays.
Rich Carson, past-president of the Southwest Section of APA's Washington chapter, has recently written two essays for national publications. "A Reinvigorated Property Rights Movement" was published in Urban Land (May 2007)and talks about the national rebirth of the property rights movement. The backlash of the Kelo v. New London decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has resulted in initiatives being fielded in 13 states. The Oregon Supreme Court upholding the property rights Measure 37 virtually eliminated zoning and comprehensive planning on properties in Oregon.
The second essay, "Washington County Embraces Plain Talk," appears in Planning Magazine (June 2007). In Clark County, Washington the planners have started talking and writing so that their constituents actually know what is being said and asked of them. "Plain Talk" is an initiative of the state of Washington and is spearheaded by Governor Christine Gregoire.
All of Rich Carson essays are on the web at www.carsonessays.org. Rich was recently accepted into Washington State University's doctorate program in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences and starts Fall 2007. He plans to focus his studies on sustainability.
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Posted May 30, 2007
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