Vanderbilt Law Review

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For the last 45 years the idea that local zoning administration is a highly desirable exercise of the state police power has become progressively more entrenched in urban thinking and planning. Although opponents of zoning have quarreled with details of administration or decried the failure of the Supreme Court to continuously oversee implementation of the zoning concept, they have assumed basic Euclidian zoning theory' to be beyond serious challenge. This assumption is no longer valid, for classic municipal zoning is on the firing line and its survival is by no means certain.