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Land Use and Zoning Law (3 cr)
This course will involve an examination of basic land use and zoning laws. Attention is paid to a variety of zoning and regulatory tools as well as to local laws addressing environmental concerns. This includes basic zoning, density controls, variances, exceptions, special uses, exactions, inclusionary and exclusionary zoning, and the takings issue. The focus of the course will be on the importance of private property rights and the protection of those rights in the context of public controls and regulations. The course will examine the way in which public and private claims to land are resolved through a mix of market and non-market mechanisms.

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