Land Use in a Nutshell

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Author: John R. Nolon,Patricia E. Salkin

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314163714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

Land use in a nutshell

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Author: Robert R. Wright

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Judicial Controls; Waste; Nuisances; Defeasible Fees; Easements; Equitable Servitudes; Restrictive Covenants; Real Covenants; Inquiry Notice; Parol Representations; Standing; Enforcement; Termination; Modification; Waiver; Planning; Master Plan; Official Map; Regional Planning; Public Lands; New Towns; Planners; Takings; Damages; Section 1983; Flood Plains; Wetlands; Open Space; Growth Regulation; Environmental Controls; Exactions; Antitrust; Eminent Domain: Public Use; Just Compensation; Fair Market Value; Compensable Interests; Consequential Damages; Inverse Condemnation; Zoning: Enabling Acts, Spot Zoning, Amendments, Contract Zoning, Variances, Special Exceptions, Special or Conditional-Use Permits, Floating Zones, PUD, Cluster Zones, Buffer Zones, Judicial Review, Non-conforming Uses, Initiative, Referendum, Intergovernmental Conflicts; Exclusionary Zoning: Single-Family, Large Lots, Building Sizes, Use Exclusion, Housing Exclusion; Inclusionary Zoning; Aesthetics; Historic Districts; Landmarks; TDR; Natural Resources; NEPA; Pollution; Hazardous Wastes; Endangered Species; Taxation; Airspace; Energy.

Land Use in a Nutshell

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Author: JOHN R. NOLON,Patricia Salkin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603010

Category:

Page: 467

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This book reviews the common law principles that underpin modern land use regulations, including covenants and restrictions that work with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law and planning students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subject areas beneficial to their understanding of land use law.

Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell

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Author: Sara Bronin,Ryan Rowberry

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201569

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 617

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Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell provides the leading in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Click here to read a book review of the first edition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Understanding the Law of Zoning and Land Use Controls

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Author: Barlow Burke, Jr.

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327185287

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise addresses zoning, land use, and environmental regulation in a national, jurisdiction-independent manner. Understanding the Law of Zoning and Land Use Controls is divided into the following six parts: Part 1: Fundamental Concepts: The Police Power, Takings, and Zoning Part 2: The Zoning Forms of Action Part 3: Economic Discrimination and Zoning Part 4: Wetlands and Beaches Part 5: Regulating the User, Not the Use Part 6: Halting an Owner's Further Regulation The book also includes a glossary of Land Use Terms.

A Better Way to Zone

Ten Principles to Create More Livable Cities

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Author: Donald L. Elliott

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910559

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger cities need and want. In fact, Elliott thinks that zoning has become so complex that it is often dysfunctional and in desperate need of an overhaul. A Better Way to Zone explains precisely what has gone wrong and how it can be fixed. A Better Way to Zone explores the constitutional and legal framework of zoning, its evolution over the course of the twentieth century, the reasons behind major reform efforts of the past, and the adverse impacts of most current city zoning systems. To unravel what has gone wrong, Elliott identifies several assumptions behind early zoning that no longer hold true, four new land use drivers that have emerged since zoning began, and basic elements of good urban governance that are violated by prevailing forms of zoning. With insight and clarity, Elliott then identifies ten sound principles for change that would avoid these mistakes, produce more livable cities, and make zoning simpler to understand and use. He also proposes five practical steps to get started on the road to zoning reform. While recent discussion of zoning has focused on how cities should look, A Better Way to Zone does not follow that trend. Although New Urbanist tools, form-based zoning, and the SmartCode are making headlines both within and outside the planning profession, Elliott believes that each has limitations as a general approach to big city zoning. While all three trends include innovations that the profession badly needs, they are sometimes misapplied to situations where they do not work well. In contrast, A Better Way to Zone provides a vision of the future of zoning that is not tied to a particular picture of how cities should look, but is instead based on how cities should operate.

Land Use Controls

Cases and Materials

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Author: Robert C. Ellickson,Vicki L. Been,Roderick M. Hills (Jr.),Christopher Serkin

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454810087

Category: Law

Page: 1013

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Distinguished authorship characterizes Land Use Controls: Cases and Materials. Robert Ellickson is Professor of Law at Yale and author of several books and many law review articles dealing with land development and property. Vicki Been is Professor of Law at NYU and a highly respected scholar and authority on the takings clause, impact fees, and environmental justice. Their interdisciplinary approach weaves historical, social, and economic perspectives through broad legal coverage. Concise but comprehensive treatment of the legal issues in the private and public regulation of land development includes advanced topics such as environmental justice, building codes and subdivision regulations, and the federal role in urban development. A thematic framework illuminates the connections among multiple topics under land law and gives attention to the factual and political context of the cases and aftermath of decisions. Dynamic pedagogy features original introductory text, cases, notes, excerpts from law review articles, and visual aids (maps, charts, graphs) throughout. Joining the team for the Fourth Edition are Roderick M. Hills (New York University) and Christopher Serkin (Vanderbilt), whose publications have appeared in many leading law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review and the Harvard Law Review. . The Fourth Edition introduces new material on sustainable development as well as a new focus on the mechanics of modern zoning regulations. Post-Kelo eminent domain reform efforts are discussed, and there are expanded comparisons with foreign law. Recent constitutional rulings are covered, including treatments of judicial takings and the Dormant Commerce Clause. Notes are thoroughly updated with recent cases, law review literature, and empirical studies. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition presents: two new co-authors: Roderick M. Hills, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and author of numerous law review articles, focusing on local government law and issues of federalism Christopher Serkin, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and author of numerous law review articles,focusing on local governments, eminent domain, andthe takings clause new material on sustainable development new focus on the mechanics of modern zoning regulations Post-Kelo eminent domain reform efforts expanded comparisons with foreign law updated notes, with recent cases, law review literature, and empirical studies

City Rules

How Regulations Affect Urban Form

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Author: Emily Talen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911768

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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City Rules offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities. Emily Talen demonstrates that regulations are a primary detriment to the creation of a desirable urban form. While many contemporary codes encourage sprawl and even urban blight, that hasn't always been the case-and it shouldn't be in the future. Talen provides a visually rich history, showing how certain eras used rules to produce beautiful, walkable, and sustainable communities, while others created just the opposite. She makes complex regulations understandable, demystifying city rules like zoning and illustrating how written codes translate into real-world consequences. Most importantly, Talen proposes changes to these rules that will actually enhance communities' freedom to develop unique spaces.

Real Property in a Nutshell

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Author: Roger Bernhardt,Ann Burkhart

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599207

Category:

Page: 581

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This concise work discusses most rules covered in real property casebooks. The text is divided into three sections. Part One provides an overview of property interests by covering lost v. mislaid v. abandoned property, adverse possession, gifts, common law estates, future interests, landlord-tenant law, concurrent ownership, marital property rights, easements, profits, licenses, real covenants, and equitable servitudes. Part Two covers conveyancing, including real estate brokers, contracts of sale, deeds, recording, title insurance, and mortgages. Part Three covers a variety of property rights and liabilities, including airspace, water rights, the right to support, agreed boundaries, fixtures, trespass, nuisance, and land use regulation.

Water law in a nutshell

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Author: David H. Getches

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314211576

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Riparian Rights; Prior Appropriation; Hybrid Systems and Other Variations; Rights to Use the Surface of Waterways; Groundwater; Diffused Surface Waters; Federal and Indian Reserved Rights; Federal Control of Water and Water Development; Interstate Allocation; Water Service and Supply Organizations.

Love in a Nutshell

A Novel

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Author: Janet Evanovich,Dorien Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429952512

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

Israel, History in a Nutshell

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Author: Hela Tamir

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9657542405

Category:

Page: N.A

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Eretz Israel, the only democratic state in the Middle East, is the focal point of world attention. Throughout the world, (Muslim sponsored) radio and television broadcasting companies often give distorted or one-sided information, while newspapers often print half-truths, outright lies, exaggerated details or rearranged events. So where do people get the truth? Where are the actual facts, written in an easy to read book? Israel, History in a Nutshell, Highlighting the Wars and Military History is a compilation of facts, proof of the long and glorious history of the State of Israel. It is a tool to refute the lies, twisted facts and half-truths that are spread daily around the globe. This publication not only sheds light on Israel's military history, it also gives short biographies of the key-role players, and much, much more. This book gives answers to many questions, and includes additional interesting facts that will help you understand Israel's history better.

Cases and Materials on Land Use

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Author: David Callies,Robert Freilich,Shelley Saxer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634596879

Category:

Page: 1230

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The 7th edition is an update with significant new cases, notes and commentary in all subjects. It also includes an expanded introduction to new areas of land use regulation. New topics include form-based zoning, transit-oriented development, public-private partnerships, and community benefit agreements. Chapters on eminent domain, land development conditions, zoning (especially variances), federal lands, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable solar and wind energy, rainwater capture and conservation, green development standards, ripeness, finality and exhaustion of remedies, standing, statutes of limitations, and judicial review have all been updated.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell

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Author: William C. Canby

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Canby?s American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition is a succinct but comprehensive treatment of federal Indian law, with emphasis on jurisdictional problems and the policies underlying them. Topics include the history of American Indian law and policy, the federal-tribal trust relationship, Indian tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, Indian civil rights, tribal water rights and hunting and fishing rights. All text is supported by citation of cases and statutes.

Guidelines for preparing urban plans

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Author: Larz T. Anderson

Publisher: Planners Press

ISBN: 9781884829079

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

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While many authors have written about what urban plans should contain and how they should be used, this comprehensive book leads you step by step through the entire plan preparation process. Citing examples from across the country, Larz Anderson shows how to prepare, review, adopt, and implement urban plans. He explains how to identify public needs and desires, analyze existing problems and opportunities, and augment long-range general plans with short-range district and function plans. Anderson presents these guidelines as tasks. For each task, he explains the rationale behind it, recommends a procedure for completing it, and identifies the expected results. Throughout, Anderson encourages improvisation-he urges planners to adapt the guidelines to meet local needs. Excerpts from recently adopted general plans illustrate Anderson's points and provide examples of variations even within his recommendations. A related glossary gives comprehensive definitions to words that, though not technical, have meanings specific to the urban plan. Anderson's clear and readable style makes this book a must, not only for the professional, but for the student bewildered by the complexities of forming urban plans. Guidelines for Preparing Urban Plans is a valuable textbook for undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses in planning theory and planning administration, as well as workshop-style studio courses.

Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law

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Author: Julian Juergensmeyer,Ryan Rowberry

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634593069

Category:

Page: N.A

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This Hornbook introduces the fundamentals of land use planning and control law. Subjects covered include the planning process, zoning, development permission, subdivision control law, and building and housing codes. Discusses constitutional limitations and the environmental aspects of land use controls. Explores aesthetic regulation, historic preservation, and agricultural land protection.

Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell

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Author: Jack Davies

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314167514

Category: Law

Page: 346

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This book -- authored by a longtime legislator, law professor, appellate judge and volunteer lobbyist -- provides a pragmatic view of how state legislatures operate. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating and little understood intellectual journey that is the legislative process. This book helps its readers understand how hard thought and hard work turn first-draft legislative ideas into effective laws. It describes the process used by all legislative institutions to refine bills, and examines the tactics of advocates that speed or impede legislation. The dynamic life of legislative law after enactment is detailed, including how agencies, local governments and businesses use statutes and how citizens, lawyers and courts adjust legislative words to fit life's realities. The third edition of this popular book retains the practical insights of the previous editions and adds descriptions of the profound impact the Internet and cell phones have had on the daily work of the

Planning in the USA

Policies, Issues, and Processes

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Author: J. Barry Cullingworth,Roger Caves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456902

Category: Architecture

Page: 552

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This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached. This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include: a new chapter on planning and sustainability; a new discussion on the role of foundations and giving to communities; a discussion regarding the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans; a discussion on deindustrialization and shrinking cities; a discussion on digital billboards; a discussion on recent comprehensive planning efforts; a discussion on land banking; a discussion unfunded mandates; a discussion on community character; a companion website with multiple choice and fill the blank questions, and ‘test yourself’ glossary terms. This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.

Family Law in a Nutshell

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Author: John Myers,Harry Krause

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683282549

Category:

Page: 502

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Few areas of law practice cover as many issues as family law. The subject embraces marriage and divorce, annulment, custody of children, spousal and child support, complex property issues, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and alternative means of reproduction. Each of these topics itself is complex. For example, within the broad subject of child custody lie the issues of interstate move away cases, international parental child abduction, and the impact of domestic violence on a parent's right to custody or visitation. In addition to purely legal issues, family law has a large psychological component, touching on some of the most important and sensitive aspects of human nature and interaction, such as, what is a family, what are the rights and responsibilities of parents toward children, and how should society respond to child abuse and domestic violence? All of these issues, and more, are discussed in this Nutshell. The book provides a thorough introduction to this challenging field of practice.