Revitalizing Zion : Nineteenth-Century Mormonism and Today's Urban Sprawl
Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law
Salt Lake City, UT
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
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.