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

Publication Date:

July 1, 2003

Abstract:

This 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. Most important are the recommendations made by the panel regarding involving citizens in the decisions that affect their lives.

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