Land Use Controls

Credits: 3.00

An analysis of the societal function of private property rights illustrated by the resolution of conflicts between private uses of land and public control of land uses. Initially, an inquiry into the social function of trespass and nuisance is made. The degree to which private owners of land must recognize public values is assessed by considering the impact of federal and state control of air, noise and water pollution upon land users. An introduction to the concept of zoning, its constitutional basis, operation of classic and modern zoning ordinances, administration, and judicial review are examined.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final Exam.