Planners and environmentalists have long lauded Oregon's unique system of regulating land use. For over thirty years, the system had two primary actors: the legislature, which passed regulations, and the courts, which enforced them. Legislators and judges worked together to establish laws that preserved the state's natural environment, promoted smart-growth principles, and improved urban centers.
Sara C. Galvan,
Gone Too Far: Oregon's Measure 37 and the Perils of Over-Regulating Land Use,
Yale L. & Pol'y Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol23/iss2/7