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Slums, urban blight, congested traffic, steadily diminishing open spaces—these are some of the mounting difficulties that beset cities all over the world. This topical book, compiled from papers presented by leading international authorities, is the first comprehensive comparison of the land-control systems of England and the United States and provides a fresh insight into the common problems that daily confront these nations’ citizens. In a concluding appraisal, the editor concisely delineates important practical, political, and legal aspects of urban planning and offers some stimulating recommendations.