Land use policy directly impacts the socioeconomic and environmental vitality of a community. Government land use policies determine where people live, and where and how communities and businesses are developed, as well as how the local environment is affected. From city ordinances restricting supercenter development to laws regulating resource extraction, state and local governments are often pressed by the sometimes competing interests of its citizens and industry to determine what best serves the community.
Below are our most recent reports relating to land use.
Read the four page executive summary.