651 Land Use Control (3)

Private and public controls and powers in the use and misuse of land. The boundaries of government power to affect private choices about the use of land, and intergovernmental conflicts and responsibilities. Topics include zoning, planning, citizen participation in decision making, the local police power, aesthetics, subdividing land, building codes, the “taking/regulation” argument, taxation of land, new towns, exclusionary and inclusionary controls, and environmental policy acts.

This elective course is normally offered every other year.