Land Use Planning | L4360

This course examines government controls used in the regulation of land use and development and the urbanization of the built environment in cities and metropolitan areas in the United States.The course includes an analysis of state and local laws and federal constitutional issues related to the use of master plans, zoning and land development codes, growth management and smart growth development techniques, including new urbanism and transit oriented development, as well as the topics of subdivision regulation, eminent domain, and urban redevelopment. Topics studied include neighborhood protection schemes, exclusionary zoning, regulation of aesthetics and visual beauty, historic preservation, open space, building and landscape design, tree and vegetation and wildlife habitat protection, and other types of environmental controls, as well as signs and billboards, adult uses, religious land uses, fair housing laws, and the protection of private property rights in the urban planning and zoning regulatory process. Law and policy issues related to the sustainable development problems of regional automobile-dependent sprawl, economic development, affordable housing choices, transportation, traffic congestion, infrastructure, and energy also are discussed.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This class does not meet the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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