Land Use


This course will provide participants with a detailed review of the law governing local, regional, and state-wide land use planning and land use controls. Strong emphasis will be placed on the legal and policy connections between land use planning, land use law, and natural resources protection. We will focus in detail on numerous traditional land use planning controls (zoning, subdivision control, and health regulations) but spend considerable time analyzing the legal issues involved in the use of more innovative land use regulations (transfer of development rights, exactions, impact fees, and development agreements). Participants will become well-versed in all aspects of local, regional, and state land use controls and permitting procedures for residential and non-residential development. Grades will be based on class attendance and a final examination. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.