Land Use In A Nutshell

Author: John R. Nolon
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314163719
Size: 11.14 MB
Format: PDF
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It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

Land Use Law In A Nutshell

Author: John Nolon
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781640200388
Size: 10.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book reviews the common law principles that underpin modern land use regulations, including covenants and restrictions that work with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law and planning students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subject areas beneficial to their understanding of land use law.

Land Use In A Nutshell

Author: Robert R. Wright
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061113143
Size: 20.11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Judicial Controls; Waste; Nuisances; Defeasible Fees; Easements; Equitable Servitudes; Restrictive Covenants; Real Covenants; Inquiry Notice; Parol Representations; Standing; Enforcement; Termination; Modification; Waiver; Planning; Master Plan; Official Map; Regional Planning; Public Lands; New Towns; Planners; Takings; Damages; Section 1983; Flood Plains; Wetlands; Open Space; Growth Regulation; Environmental Controls; Exactions; Antitrust; Eminent Domain: Public Use; Just Compensation; Fair Market Value; Compensable Interests; Consequential Damages; Inverse Condemnation; Zoning: Enabling Acts, Spot Zoning, Amendments, Contract Zoning, Variances, Special Exceptions, Special or Conditional-Use Permits, Floating Zones, PUD, Cluster Zones, Buffer Zones, Judicial Review, Non-conforming Uses, Initiative, Referendum, Intergovernmental Conflicts; Exclusionary Zoning: Single-Family, Large Lots, Building Sizes, Use Exclusion, Housing Exclusion; Inclusionary Zoning; Aesthetics; Historic Districts; Landmarks; TDR; Natural Resources; NEPA; Pollution; Hazardous Wastes; Endangered Species; Taxation; Airspace; Energy.

Land Use Law

Author: Daniel R. Mandelker
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781579111175
Size: 19.15 MB
Format: PDF
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Environmental pressures, fierce debates about growth, and civil rights issues continue to redraw the boundaries defining land use law. Land Use Law, Fifth 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.

Historic Preservation Law In A Nutshell

Author: Sara Bronin
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781628106367
Size: 18.80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic Preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Click here to read a book review from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

A Better Way To Zone

Author: Donald L. Elliott
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910552
Size: 17.74 MB
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Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger cities need and want. In fact, Elliott thinks that zoning has become so complex that it is often dysfunctional and in desperate need of an overhaul. A Better Way to Zone explains precisely what has gone wrong and how it can be fixed. A Better Way to Zone explores the constitutional and legal framework of zoning, its evolution over the course of the twentieth century, the reasons behind major reform efforts of the past, and the adverse impacts of most current city zoning systems. To unravel what has gone wrong, Elliott identifies several assumptions behind early zoning that no longer hold true, four new land use drivers that have emerged since zoning began, and basic elements of good urban governance that are violated by prevailing forms of zoning. With insight and clarity, Elliott then identifies ten sound principles for change that would avoid these mistakes, produce more livable cities, and make zoning simpler to understand and use. He also proposes five practical steps to get started on the road to zoning reform. While recent discussion of zoning has focused on how cities should look, A Better Way to Zone does not follow that trend. Although New Urbanist tools, form-based zoning, and the SmartCode are making headlines both within and outside the planning profession, Elliott believes that each has limitations as a general approach to big city zoning. While all three trends include innovations that the profession badly needs, they are sometimes misapplied to situations where they do not work well. In contrast, A Better Way to Zone provides a vision of the future of zoning that is not tied to a particular picture of how cities should look, but is instead based on how cities should operate.