Cases and Materials on Land Use and Community Development

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Thomson/West, 2008 - Law - 1215 pages
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The casebook covers the history of the common law and how it evolved into America's unique system of controlling the use of private land. Traditional techniques of land use control including zoning and planning, and emerging matters including land use mediation, local environmental law, housing and community development, referenda and initiatives, smart growth, and energy are covered. Constitutional issues covered include: eminent domain, regulatory takings, religious land uses, aesthetics, adult uses, exclusionary zoning, and other forms of discrimination. Other topics include: historic preservation, telecommunications and ethics.

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Table of Cases
The History Relevance and Practice of Land
The History of Land Use Regulation

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John Nolon received his JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Barrister's Academic Honor Society. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska, where he was President of the Senior Honor Society. He has served as a consultant to President Carter's Council on Development Choices for the 1980's, President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, New York Governor George Pataki's Transition Team, and the statewide Quality Communities Advisory Board directed by Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue. Professor Nolon has been appointed Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and named the Director of the Joint Center of Land Use Studies formed by Yale and Pace Law School. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Housing and Development Reporter and is a member of the Editorial Board of The Land Use and Environmental Law Review, published by Thompson-West. He has worked extensively on sustainable development in South America as a Fulbright scholar.

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