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Policy Innovation for an Uncertain Future: Regulating Drone Use in Southern California Cities

Abstract Over the past six years, the use of drones for recreational and commercial purposes has increased dramatically. There are currently over one million registered drones in the United States, and this number is expected to increase in the foreseeable future. For now, drones are a local phenomenon. The operational limitations prevent them from long range activity and federal policies prevent them from operating beyond the visual line of sight of the controller. The localized nature of drone operation makes them a particularly salient issue at the local regulatory level. At this level, cities must contend with the uncertainty of drone operation and a complex regulatory environment. Within a single metropolitan region, there are cities that may a... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Nelson, Jake (Author) / Grubesic, Tony H (Advisor) / Kim, Yushim (Committee member) / Corley, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Mossberger, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy / Drones / Emerging Technology / Public Policy / Uncertainty
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 235 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Administration and Policy 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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