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Suburb: Planning Politics and the Public Interest

Royce Hanson


Land use policy is at the center of suburban political economies because everything has to happen somewhere but nothing happens by itself. This book explores how well a century of strategic land-use decisions served the public interest in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Transformed from a rural hinterland into the home of a million people and a half-million jobs, Montgomery County built a national reputation for innovation in land use policy—including inclusive zoning, linking zoning to master plans, preservation of farmland and open space, growth management, and tran ... More

Keywords: land use policy, development, Montgomery County, Maryland, zoning, public interest, growth management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705250
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Royce Hanson, author
George Washington Institute of Public Policy