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Where We Are Today

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The land-use laws and regulations that created the contemporary landscape were instrumental in preventing factories from locating in residential neighborhoods and protecting residents from infectious diseases. Today, these same laws and regulations provide local agencies with powerful policy tools that can be employed to reverse the unintended consequences of traditional post-war planning and land-use practices. In the process, the fields of planning and public health are once again partners in creating healthier communities.

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