Addressing the Issue of the Economic Impact of Regional Malls in Legal Proceedings

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This Article will describe the use of federal and state regulations to protect older urban areas from fiscal damage purportedly inflicted by the development of regional shopping malls. Specifically, the three sections of this Article will explore: the use of conditions imposed on federal grants; state and federal environmental review requirements; and state land use and environmental laws, as instruments for impeding or halting the development of regional shopping malls.

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City planning, Environmental law, Federal aid, Unemployment, Stores, Storekeepers

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Michael Fix (Urban Institute)

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