Property and Land Use Seminar

2.00 crs. , 3.00 crs.

This course explores the variety of ways in which the law attempts to resolve conflicts among land uses, as well as plan and regulate the impacts of different land use patterns. Topics include common law; state, regional, and local planning; zoning; environmental controls; growth management; historic preservation; restrictions relating to residential development; and constitutional limits on land use regulation. Throughout the course, we will explore how land-use decisions affect environmental quality and how land-use decision making addresses environmental concerns. Students completing the specific course of Property & Land Use Seminar: Property, Land Use, and Justice satisfy the Law and Poverty Requirement.