Authors

Chester Smolski

Document Type

Article

Themes

City Planning

Comments

RI needs to avoid overdeveloped Cape Cod.

Abstract

The mid 1980s in Rhode Island will be long remembered as a time of intensive real estate development, explosive house process and manmade growth sprawling over the countryside. These phenomena also generated a reaction in the form of environmental concerns, the NIMBY syndrome, affordable housing issues and the passage of the 1988 Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.