A practical resource for handling typical land use problems, this book brings together all applicable land use doctrines in a succinct, easy-to-use format. A useful reference for real estate specialists, general practitioners, and planning officials alike, Land Use Regulation provides a general outline of land use law for the practicing attorney and municipal official, supplying both practical and academic experience. Organized by areas encountered in a typical practice, the book features numerous examples drawn from around the country to highlight areas of importance. Clearly written and accessible, the book supplies valuable practice tips and advice for handling each aspect of the land use regulatory systems. Topics range from land use planning and zoning to constitutional restrictions on land use regulation, the local approval process and regulating specific uses. Other topics cover focused issues such as subdivision regulations, overcoming barriers to affordable housing, environmental land use regulation, and more.
Dick Netzer, a leading public finance economist specializing in state and local issues and urban government, brings together in this comprehensive volume essays by top scholars connecting the property tax with land use.
Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition is a dynamic, scholarly, yet practical teaching approach that focuses on the role of the lawyer in land use regulatory matters and the factors that influence land development decisions. Offering more comprehensive changes than in any edition since the book was first published, the Fifth Edition offers a new chapter addressing emerging issues in the field, including regulation of medical marijuana and fracking, responses to problems posed by vulnerable populations such as the homeless, continuing developments in “smart growth,” and changes in redevelopment law. It also features a thorough reorganization of takings materials, combining all of them in one chapter and addressing emerging issues.
This book is the first large-scale effort devoted to this controversial issue, providing a vast platform of comparative knowledge on direct, indirect, categorical, and partial takings. Written for legal professionals, academics, urban and regional planners, real estate developers, and civil-society groups, the book analyzes thirteen advanced economy countries representing a variety of legal regimes, institutional structures, cultures, geographic sizes, and population densities.
"Land Use Regulation" is well worth reading and should be of interest and value to teachers of land use and urban analysis, planning practitioners, public officials involved in land use planning, citizen groups, and concerned individuals. "Shirley F. Weiss, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill" Since the early 1960s land use issues have become increasingly important in American society. Suburban communities have found themselves in the path of urban growth or have felt rapid growth pressure from within. How policy can be developed to cope with mounting land use problems, and the role that regulation has in this policy, is the topic of this unique new volume. "Land Use Regulation" offers both students and planners an interdisciplinary analysis of land use involving economics, public policy, and court rulings. It discusses how the implementation of land use policies, which are supported by economic theory, occurs through the political process which, in turn, is guided by the judiciary. Garrett challenges the widely held view in favor of a free market approach to land use. Because of the problems that rapid growth impose on a local governing body and the conflicts that arise between citizens, the governing body, and landlord-developers, Garrett asserts that optimal land use can best be achieved through a combination of the free market and careful planning.
Environmental pressures, fierce debates about growth, and civil rights issues continue to redraw the boundaries defining land use law. Land Use Law, Sixth Edition reviews local planning and land use regulation programs, and is the only treatise with comprehensive citations to federal and state court decisions, as well as state statutes. Both land use practitioners and general practitioners whose clients have land use regulation problems will find this book a valuable addition to their library. Look to Land Use Law for both federal and state case law. In addition to federal takings law, it has sections on federal remedies under Section 1983 of the Federal Civil Rights Act, free speech issues as they apply to land use regulations, and antitrust law. Even if you don't go to court with land use cases, you'll find this to be an invaluable resource on the law of variances, special exceptions, zoning amendments, subdivision approvals, and other zoning actions that are heard by local zoning agencies. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

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