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Ordering the City – Land Use, Policing, and the Restoration of Urban America - Yale Scholarship Online
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Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing, and the Restoration of Urban America

Nicole Stelle Garnett


This book highlights the multiple, often overlooked, and frequently misunderstood connections between land use and development policies and policing practices. In order to do so, it draws upon multiple literatures—especially law, history, economics, sociology, and psychology—as well as concrete case studies to better explore how these policy arenas, generally treated as completely unrelated, intersect and conflict. The book identifies different types of urban “disorder,” some that may be precursors to serious crime and social deviancy, others that may be benign or even contribute positively to ... More

Keywords: land use, development policies, policing practices, urban disorder, serious crime, social deviancy, urban vitality, city policies, how cities work, city life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300124941
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300124941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Stelle Garnett, author