Land Use Law

URPL-GP.1605, 3 points.

Semester: Spring


This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the legal and administrative framework used to regulate land use at various levels of government, and the relationship of the planner to the law. We will cover basic legal procedures as well as statutory and regulatory materials relating to zoning, urban renewal and eminent domain, regulatory takings, inclusionary housing, historic preservation, and environmental law.

Politics, economics and social norms play a critical role in the use and development of land, often adapting or even flouting the “law on the books.” Although principally concerned with the official legal rules governing of land uses, this course also will examine the interplay of formal and informal controls in shaping land use patterns.

Prerequisites: none

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2016Mark A. LevineSyllabus
Spring 2015Mark A. Levine, Wesley O'BrienSyllabus
Spring 2014Elizabeth LarsenSyllabus
Spring 2014Elizabeth LarsenSyllabus
Spring 2014Mark A. Levine, Wesley O'BrienSyllabus
Spring 2012Mark A. LevineSyllabus
Spring 2012Solomon GreeneSyllabus
Summer 2010Solomon GreeneSyllabus
Spring 2010Mark A. LevineSyllabus
Spring 2009Richard LandmanSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2015Wesley O'BrienEvaluation
Spring 2015Mark LevineEvaluation
Spring 2014Wesley O'BrienEvaluation
Spring 2014Mark LevineEvaluation
Spring 2014Elizabeth LarsenEvaluation
Spring 2013Mark A. LevineEvaluation
Spring 2013John InfrancaEvaluation
Spring 2013Solomon GreeneEvaluation
Spring 2012Levine, MarkEvaluation
Spring 2012Attie Gurvich, J. (team)Evaluation
Spring 2012Greene, Solomon (team)Evaluation
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