Professors Elise Boddie, Richard Leland and Frank Munger
Focuses on the legal regulation of land and its use, with emphasis on constitutional tensions between the public health, safety and welfare, and private rights in property. Also considers practical aspects of land use regulation, including the structure, goals, and limitations of city planning. Principal topics include common law nuisance, zoning, subdivision regulation and exactions, historic preservation, growth controls, wetlands and other environmental regulation, First Amendment free-speech conflicts, and the evolving law of unconstitutional takings.
Prerequisite: Property (REQ500).