Revitalizing Zion: Nineteenth-Century Mormonism and Today’s Urban Sprawl
Brigham Daniels, 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘡𝘪𝘰𝘯: 𝘕𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩-𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺’𝘴 𝘜𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘸𝘭, 28 J. Lᴀɴᴅ, Rᴇsᴏᴜʀᴄᴇs & Eɴᴠᴛʟ. L. 257 (2008).
urban sprawl, land use planning, Mormon history, Mormonism
In the nineteenth century, Mormons planned and built hundreds of communities throughout the West. Time, growth, and redevelopment have begun to erase this history. Like towns and cities across the country, places first settled by Mormons now grapple with urban sprawl's challenges. This Article explores whether the Mormons bold planning effort that permeated the frontier of the Old West of the nineteenth century has any lessons to offer those grappling with the planning challenges facing the New West of today.
Also published as 28 Utah Environmental Law Review 2.
28 J. Land, Resources & Envtl. L.
Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law