The law of land-use control as expressed in major judicial decisions in the U.S. Creation, expansion and powers of municipal corporations; use of legal planning tools such as zoning, abatement of nuisance, eminent domain, etc.
Land-Use is a process in which various constituencies (planners, elected officials, corporations, advocates, and the public) manage a community?s land and the land?s subsequent development. This course examines trends in land-use (e.g., Growth Management, Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Sustainability, Shrinking Cities, etc) in order to understand that development is a constant occurrence. However, the choice of the applied land-use and the desired outcome are contextually dependent on location and development trends.