URP 567- Planning Law
Course No.: 23198
Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Semester: 2014 Spring
Location: Hayes B – 07
Meeting Day(s): TH
Meeting Time: 6:00-8:40 PM
Legal Issues in Planning will introduce students to the role of law in land use planning and community development, the power of government to regulate land use, and the dynamic nature of the law. Students will consider land use problems and develop creative solutions as a means to reach an understanding of the power of government to affect land use and the limits of that power.
Topics will include police power, eminent domain, regulatory takings, zoning and other governmental regulation, constitutional and statutory restrictions, and environmental protection. Contemporary issues and current events in our community and elsewhere will be added to the basic curriculum as the opportunity arises. Classes will often involve issue discussion as a tool to reach sustainable conclusions concerning land use policy and resolution of conflicts.