Land Use

The Perils of Use-It-or-Lose-It Public Lands Policy

The Perils of Use-It-or-Lose-It Public Lands Policy

Scholars criticize public lands policy that requires use and development at the expense of conservation.

Unsettled Consequences of the McGirt Decision

Unsettled Consequences of the McGirt Decision

A Supreme Court decision raises new questions about tribal jurisdiction in land disputes.

Embracing Disruption and Other Lessons from Canada

Embracing Disruption and Other Lessons from Canada

Alternative land use and governance models highlight the need for tribally led reforms in the United States.

An Open Challenge to the Navajo Nation’s Land Use Authority

An Open Challenge to the Navajo Nation’s Land Use Authority

An illegal marijuana operation highlights the need for regulatory enforcement reform on tribal land.

The Legacy of Federal Control in Indian Country

The Legacy of Federal Control in Indian Country

Promoting Native environmental regulation requires confronting historically fraught federal-tribal relationships.

Native Peoples, Tribal Sovereignty, and Regulation

Native Peoples, Tribal Sovereignty, and Regulation

Expert scholars and practitioners explore how Native American communities experience regulation.

How Land Use Reform Led to More Housing in Houston

How Land Use Reform Led to More Housing in Houston

Scholars show that reducing minimum lot sizes unleashed a small housing boom in Texas’s largest city.

The Regulation of American Archaeology

The Regulation of American Archaeology

Federal regulation of domestic and international archaeology comes from a variety of agencies.

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

Economists find that strict housing regulations may significantly lower U.S. gross domestic product.