Law Course Catalog

7721. Land Use

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course will evaluate the means 'formal/legal and informal/non-legal' by which landowners, developers, architects, planners, neighbors, private organizations, and government may shape the use of land. Close attention will be paid to: the tension between regulation and landowners' rights; aesthetic controls and historic preservation; planning concepts; constitutional issues; building codes; environmental concerns; and the role of markets.