Comparative U.S.-France Land Use Field Study

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Summer - Term 1

About This Class

This field study course will explore and compare land use planning and law in three jurisdictions: California, Vermont and France. The course will examine pressing land use planning issues including the management of contaminated sites, infill development and public transit development, carbon reduction initiatives and the tensionbetween local and state direction. This 14-day course will commence in South Royalton with presentations and summaries on California and Vermont land use planning and statutory requirements. The class will fly to Paris, France, to meet with with French attorneys and land use experts and visit one of the Paris suburbs to view and learn about land use planning. The class will then travel by train to Gordes in Provence where they will stay for the remainder of the course and meet with local land use planning officials and observe land use practices, including efforts to maintain agricultural and forest landscapes. This field study course will explore and compare land use planning and law in three jurisdictions: California, Vermont and France. The course will examine pressing land use planning issues including the management of contaminated sites, infill development and public transit development, carbon reduction initiatives and the tension between local and state direction. This 14-day course will commence in South Royalton with presentations and summaries on California and Vermont land use planning and statutory requirements. The class will fly to Paris, France, to meet with with French attorneys and land use experts and visit one of the Paris suburbs to view and learn about land use planning. The class will then travel by train to Gordes in Provence where they will stay for the remainder of the course and meet with local land use planning officials and observe land use practices, including efforts to maintain agricultural and forest landscapes.

Class Code

INT___

Subject

Environmental Law