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McGeorge Law Review

Abstract

Because the environment is being seriously threatened by overpopulation, overdevelopment, and pollution, there has been an increasing awareness of dhe need to control land usage through comprehensive regional planning. While California has failed to effectively respond to that need in the past, it appears that the Legislature is now moving in that direction and the establishment of at least some comprehensive regional planning agencies is imminent. In this article, the authors discuss various approaches to regional planning, problems of enforcement of regional plans, and alternatives available for controlling the regional planning process. The authors conclude dheir analysis by setting forth commendations for basic criteria necessary for effective regional planning legislation in 1973.

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