(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Smart growth and the scalar politics of land management in the Greater Boston region, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MCCAULEY S.M. (1) ; MURPHY J.T. (2) ;
(1) George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark Univ., Worcester, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Graduate School of Geography, Clark Univ., Worcester, ETATS-UNIS


This paper explores the scalar politics through which smart-growth policies in the Greater Boston region of Massachusetts are being constructed and contested. In this region the state of Massachusetts has used incentive programs, new forms of regulation, and public–private coalitions to implement a smart-growth agenda that seeks to ameliorate the region’s housing crisis and sustain its pool of knowledge-economy workers, but these programs also challenge the traditional authority of local communities in governing land-use decisions. Crucial to this assertion of land-management authority at the state scale has been the legacies of past forms of authority and land management, the ability of the state to exploit the positionalities of key actors associated with the smart-growth agenda, and the role of crises (in housing, congestion) in making increased state control more palatable


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no12 [pp. 2852-2867]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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