Zoning and other land use controls are so much a
part of contemporary life that even the most ardent "free
enterprises" usually take for granted the sanctity of such
controls in the protection of the urban residential environment.
This provocative book raises a number of basic questions about
zoning, specifically about recent variants of land use controls.
It forthrightly challenges underlying assumptions and principles
at the root of the zoning philosophy and is required reading for
all those concerned with the future of cities.