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Smart Growth, State Policy And Public Process In Maine: The Dunstan Crossing Experience, Sylvia Most, Samuel B. Merrill, Jack D. Kartez Jan 2004

Smart Growth, State Policy And Public Process In Maine: The Dunstan Crossing Experience, Sylvia Most, Samuel B. Merrill, Jack D. Kartez

Maine Policy Review

Sprawling development in Maine’s growth areas continues in spite of the state’s emphasis on comprehensive planning over the past 20 years. In this article, the authors present some lessons to be learned from Scarborough’s Dunstan Crossing project, a planned development which would have incorporated many of the goals of the national “smart growth” movement. The project was approved by the elected town council (one of whom is co-author Sylvia Most), and it was in compliance with Scarborough’s town comprehensive plan. Nonetheless, the project for now has effectively been blocked after a lengthy period, described here, that ...


Rluipa: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Heading?, Alan C. Weinstein Jan 2004

Rluipa: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Heading?, Alan C. Weinstein

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

Over the past three years, hardly a week has gone by without at least one news-story announcing that a church, synagogue, or religious school-I'll use the term “church” from here on as a shorthand for all houses of worship or other religious institutions—is claiming that its right to religious freedom is being infringed by local government land use regulations in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. RLUIPA, a federal statute signed into law in September 2000, was enacted to restore to full vigor legal protection for religious freedoms that the Act's proponents argue ...