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Will International Agreements Trump Local Environmental Law?

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Publication Date: February 2003

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Vicki Been

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Law and ethics (Environmental law)

Keywords: green space; land use; Conservation and Sustainable Development

Type: Chapter

Abstract:

This is a very recent movement, but one that has proceeded far enough to demonstrate the powerful role that local governments can play in the nation`s efforts to protect natural resources and to maintain environmental quality. The advent of local environmental law challenges practitioners and academics to describe this new field and explain its relationship to traditional concepts of environmental and land use law.