Addressing Community Concerns: How Environmental Justice Relates to Land Use Planning and Zoning
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July 15, 2003

Addressing Community Concerns: How Environmental Justice Relates to Land Use Planning and Zoning

National Academy of Public Administration

Addressing Community Concerns: How Environmental Justice Relates to Land Use Planning and Zoning is the Panel's third report on environmental justice. It focuses on low-income and people-of-color communities because it is generally recognized that their residents are exposed to significantly greater environmental and public health hazards. The study examines the relationship of planning and zoning decisions in five localities across the nation where residents have raised environmental justice concerns: Huntington Park, California; Austin, Texas; Chester, Pennsylvania; Altgeld Gardens in Chicago, Illinois; and St. James Parish, Louisiana

The report will help local, state and federal officials to improve their understanding of how they can use local and state land use planning and zoning laws for solving current environmental justice problems and preventing them in the future.

Geographic Focus North America / United States (Midwestern) / Illinois / Cook County / Chicago (Altgeld Gardens)
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Pennsylvania / Delaware County / Chester
North America / United States (Southern) / Louisiana / St. James Parish
North America / United States (Southwestern) / Texas / Travis County / Austin
North America / United States (Western) / California / Los Angeles County / Huntington Park

Issues Energy and Environment
Housing and Homelessness