Dennis Tuchler gives a review of Daniel R. Mandelker's 1971 publication The Zoning Dilemma: A Legal Strategy for Urban Change. The Zoning Dilemma is about Mankelker experience examining the King County plan and its execution, from which he draws several conclusions. First, planning and zoning are the salvation of the developing urban fringe, but only if they are beefed up and better handled. Second, a truly effective system of planning requires a decreasing emphasis on private rights in the development of land, primary emphasis on a "community" plan rather than on the effects of a zoning decision on a neighborhood or on individual parcels, and the eventual socialization of land development. Finally, we might as well give up on the cities and the built-up inner suburban ring, which are beyond saving through zoning and planning.

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