Town Planning Review

Sustainable development and British land use planning: A Hayekian perspective

Town Planning Review (2006), 77, (1), 75–97.

Abstract

This paper analyses the relationship between various conceptions of sustainable development and the role of land use planning from a Hayekian perspective. The focus of the paper is on a modified version of the Pareto principle and the manner in which this should be used to evaluate liberal market processes, relative to institutional alternatives. Using a comparative institutions analysis the paper develops a critique of the current practice of sustainability planning in the UK.

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Pennington, Mark