Land Use Regulation
This course 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. It 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.
This upper-level substantive course covers the jurisprudence, regulations, and policies related to the use of land in the U.S.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Real Estate and Land Use; Government/Public Sector; General Practice – Transactional
Note: This is offered as 2 credit or a 3 credit course. Check the specific semester registration materials.