Is the Wheel Unbalanced? A Study of Bias on Zoning Boards

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Jerry L.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-06T15:29:41Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-06T15:29:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation 36 Urban Lawyer 447 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/530
dc.description.abstract This article describes an empirical study of the occupational composition of zoning boards in Iowa. The study finds that both zoning adjustment boards and planning commissions are heavily weighted toward white-collar professionals; labor and agricultural interests are significantly under-represented. Moreover, the study finds that boards are heavily populated with those who stand to gain from property development. The study recommends that legal restrictions on board appointments be tightened to ensure a better cross-section of the community is represented. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Bar Association en
dc.subject zoning en
dc.subject urban planning en
dc.title Is the Wheel Unbalanced? A Study of Bias on Zoning Boards en
dc.type Article en


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