Local Political Institutions and Smart Growth

  • Ramirez de la Cruz E
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Abstract

Using Florida survey data from 2002 and 2007, this article seeks to determine the characteristics of local governments that make them more or less inclined to engage in smart growth-related land-use regulations. The study draws on a range of theoretical traditions to motivate an empirical model of policy adoption, emphasizing the interaction between interest group politics and local political institutions as the primary explanatory factors. In addition, the article differentiates between types of smart growth regulations designed to promote a key smart growth principle-compact development-in terms of their redistributive consequences. The study finds some support for the notion that the adoption of smart growth practices is affected by the activism of interest groups and their interaction with local political institutions. © 2009 The Author(s).

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  • Interest groups
  • Land-use regulations
  • Political institutions
  • Smart growth
  • Sustainability
  • but in general
  • interest groups
  • land-use regulations
  • political institutions
  • rban sprawl means different
  • smart growth
  • sustain ability
  • things to different people

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  • E. E. Ramirez de la Cruz

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