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As of 12/10/2017 5:40:49 AM

Public Control of Land Use

This seminar will investigate the problems that arise when governments try to regulate the use of land. Topics may include the law of zoning and the rights (constitutional and otherwise) of landowners and developers; the legal framework governing relationships among neighbors; governance of common-interest communities; subdivision regulations, building codes, and aesthetic controls; the preservation of historic districts and landmarks; alternatives to public regulation; public control of land used for religious activities; and the power of eminent domain.