Land Use Law (4833)
Introduces students to the history and constitutional framework of modern land use law and planning. The course covers the definitions, applications and limitations of such traditional land use control devices as nuisance law, zoning, the comprehensive plan, conditional uses and special exceptions, as well as more innovative modern techniques. Students explore recent developments in the law of regulatory takings and selected topics such as exclusionary zoning, growth-management controls, and preservation of the natural environment.
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