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Revisiting the purpose of land policy: efficiency and equity

Vejchodska, Eliska, Shahab, Sina and Hartmann, Thomas 2022. Revisiting the purpose of land policy: efficiency and equity. Journal of Planning Literature 10.1177/08854122221112667

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Land policy influences how and by whom land is used; therefore, it impacts the efficiency and equity of land use. This paper offers an economic perspective on efficiency and equity as fundamental purposes of planning and land policy. It brings a highly needed mutual understanding between planning and economics, whilst acknowledging the limitations of the theoretical concepts of efficiency and equity in their real-world applications. The paper also provides a solid ground for analysing trade-offs between efficiency and equity of land policy interventions. Situations minimising trade-offs should be of particular interest as they provide opportunities for improvements without necessary sacrifices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0885-4122
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 21 June 2022
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 08:44

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