Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition is a dynamic, scholarly, yet practical teaching approach that focuses on the role of the lawyer in land use regulatory matters and the factors that influence land development decisions. Offering more comprehensive changes than in any edition since the book was first published, the 5th Edition offers a new chapter addressing emerging issues in the field, including regulation of medical marijuana and fracking, responses to problems posed by vulnerable populations such as the homeless, continuing developments in “smart growth,” and changes in redevelopment law. It also features a thorough reorganization of takings materials, combining all of them in one chapter and addressing emerging issues.

Key Features: 

  • Presents a wealth of materials designed both to teach students traditional land use tools and to reveal emerging complexities as land use law rapidly changes.
  • Emphasizes the most current material and recent cases, providing a sense of the dynamic context of land use law while presenting a clear, practical explanation of the lawyer’s role.
  • Examines the relative contributions of law, local government discretion, and politics to land use decisions.
  • Focuses on third-party rights in land development (e.g., individuals or organizations opposing a development plan).
  • Covers the emerging land use issues concerning legalized medical and recreational marijuana
  • Offers a new focus on the intersection between land use and vulnerable populations (e.g., the homeless and those with addiction challenges), and addresses the role land use plays in the obesity epidemic.
  • Includes up-to-date comprehensive coverage of the most important constitutional issues, including takings and the first amendment.
  • Explains the overlaps and synergies between land use and environmental law, including through new material on fracking.
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