Comprehensive Planning, Takings, and the Supreme Court

Washington, DC (April 2, 2002)- 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 of the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute, discusses 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 uses 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 examines 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.
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About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
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