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Through this Article the Author offers a brief comparative overview and critique of the four statutes explored at the Western New England College School of Law hosted conference, titled "Increasing Affordable Housing and Mobility in Three New England States and New Jersey: Comparative Perspectives on the Occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Permit Law." The Author discusses these statutes, which address such major themes as urban decline and suburban growth, racial and economic segregation, and localism versus regionalism. The four state statutes are intertwined with these themes and with other statutes and programs that have helped to shape post-World War II development of America's cities and suburbs.

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22 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 323 (2001)

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