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In the Article, Professor Siegan discusses the drawbacks of zoning requirements as a tool in master planning. As a tool of government regulation, zoning requirements hamper creativity, ingenuity, and productivity. The author praises the Houston for that city's refusal to adopt zoning. Recognizing that some land control is necessary, Professor Siegan suggests land use controls be primarily economic. In conclusion, the most socially rewarding use of property should be determined by the marketplace and not by city planners who are interested in politics and personal gain.

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