Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 1977


Exclusionary zoning, Inclusionary zoning, Colorado land use


Land Use Law


Land use planning all too easily can escalate into an Aristophanic cloud-cuckoo-land inhabited by two strange breeds. First, there is a species of lawyers whose verbal agility tends to divert attention away from the real issues at hand. Second, there are the cartographers whose urge to produce maps can actually have a chilling effect on efforts to plan because these maps are perceived as attempts by “the authorities” to corral the public into zones fashioned in the manner of a Rorschach test. An effort will be made here to steer a course between these extremes and to deal with planning in a practical way.

Publication Citation

Published in: University of Colorado Law Review, vol. 48, no. 3 (Spring 1977).

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