Highlights the multiple connections between land use and development policies and policing practices. In order to do so, the book draws upon multiple literatures—especially law, history, economics, sociology, and psychology—as well as concrete case studies to better explore how these policy arenas, generally treated as completely unrelated, intersect and conflict.
Identifies and explores intersections between land use planning law and environmental regulation. The book also identifies the hidden environmental “agenda” behind exclusionary zoning, the impact of urban sprawl on clean air and critical habitats, and other interconnections.
This hornbook introduces the fundamentals of land use planning and control law. Subjects covered include the planning process, zoning, development permission, subdivision control law, and building and housing codes. Discusses constitutional limitations and the environmental aspects of land use controls. Explores aesthetic regulation, historic preservation, and agricultural land protection.
- Each state outline is organized in the following manner:
•Who is Eligible to Condemn?
•What can be Condemned?
•The Condemnation Proceedings
•Procedure to Challenge Condemnation
•Just Compensation Issues
•How are Various Ownership Interests Treated?
•Attorney's Fees and Costs
Ch. 1. Introduction and common law origins
Ch. 2. Land use plans and the planning process
Ch. 3. Zoning districts and the separation of land uses
Ch. 4. Subdivision control and other methods of community building
Ch. 5. Fifth amendment limits on land use regulations
Ch. 6. Other constitutional and statutory limits on land use regulation
Ch. 7. Smart growth and other flexible land use strategies
Ch. 8. Housing and urban redevelopment
Ch. 9. Local environmental law as a land use issue
Ch. 10. Aesthetic, historic and cultural interest protection
Ch. 11. Initiatives, referenda, mediation, and judicial review
Ch. 12. Critical contemporary land use issues