Land Use Regulation



2015 Fall

About This Class

This course reviews and evaluates the traditional American legal controls available to regulate the use of land, including local zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations, as well as more innovative techniques such as growth tempo controls, growth boundaries and transferable development rights. It explores the legal design of different techniques, the relevant statutory basis for their use and constitutional limitations on their use, and their effectiveness in guiding land use patterns as society's needs change over time. Although the course focuses primarily on local land use regulations, it also addresses several state-level land use regimes and the relative roles of state and local government in land use regulation.

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