Economics and Land Use Planning
Alan W. EvansISBN: 140511861X; 9781405118613;
What are the limits of land use planning and what are its objectives? Is the aim aesthetic? Is it efficiency? Is it to ensure quality? Or sustainability? And if it is all these aims, how should they be balanced against each other? This book addresses such questions through an analysis of the economics of land use planning and the relationship between economics and planning. It draws together the economics literature relating to planning and sets it out systematically. Over the past 20 years the economic analysis of land use planning has used positive economics to examine the unintended effects of planning and the way economic forces have affected planning. Public choice theory also plays a part in indicating the way planning has developed as the result of political pressures. The impact of planning is now so great that a full development is much needed. The book sets out the economic justification for land use planning as well as...