Land Use Law

Author: Daniel J. Bolin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781588523853
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized, zoning is ultimately defined by local circumstances, which change from town to town and year to year. Land uses that were prohibited in the past may be celebrated in the future, and vice versa. Land Use Law: Zoning in the 21st Century was created to provide land use professionals with practical advice on zoning issues and up-to-date analyses of the legal issues they are likely to encounter in their practice. These tools go beyond the black letter law and focus on modern examples. In some cases the tools are familiar, but used in unique ways. In others, the circumstances demand truly "outside-the-box" thinking. A range of modern topics is covered in this volume, including: Harmonizing zoning goals Promoting economic development Managing stormwater Promoting pedestrian- and transit-oriented development Regulating adult use establishments Setting standards for gun sales and use Planning for urban agriculture Addressing foreclosures and blight Zoning for cellular communications Regulating hydraulic fracturing Planning for wind-generated energy Regulating digital signage Additionally, this volume provides appendices containing checklists, tips and guidelines, as well as sample ordinances, agreements, forms and other documents that land use professionals will find practical and helpful.

21st Century Land Development Code

Author: Robert H. Freilich
Publisher: Amer Planning Assn
ISBN: 9781932364187
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Two of the nation's leading experts in land-use law and planning provide a comprehensive guide to drafting and updating land-use regulations in this essential reference. 21st Century Land Development Code is a complete planning and law model code integrating traditional Euclidean zoning with green codes, new urbanism, and smart growth. It covers sustainability, traditional neighborhood development, transit-oriented development, mixed use centers, subdivision regulations, official mapping, adequate public facilities, variances, conditional uses, religious uses, adult uses, telecommunications, and complete forms and procedures. Commentaries in each section provide guidance on everything you need to know for adapting the code to your community. Illustrations, definitions, forms, checklists, and specifications for documents are included. The companion CD-ROM, which is searchable, contains the entire text of the code and commentaries, along with color illustrations.

Managers and the Legal Environment Strategies for the 21st Century

Author: Constance E. Bagley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305464990
Format: PDF, ePub
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Integrating business law with ethics and effective management, Bagley's MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, 8E equips future managers with the legal knowledge and risk management techniques essential for success in global business. Renowned for its cutting-edge coverage and strategic approach, this book offers one of the most comprehensive yet easy-to-understand presentations of today's global legal environment of business. Proven learning features such as Inside Story and Perspective boxes illustrate how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies, and A Manager's Dilemma feature challenges readers to consider such issues as whether to outsource labor to a country known for poor working conditions and the ethics of structuring a business to avoid domestic taxes. Fulfilling AACSB requirements, the eighth edition addresses the legal, political, regulatory, and ethical dimensions of business. Reflecting the latest developments and decisions, the text's up-to-date coverage includes the regulation of commercial speech, the disclosure of corporate political spending, the application of the Fourth Amendment to cell phone location data, the patentability of human genes, employees' use of social media, regulatory responses to climate change, the fiduciary duties of managers of limited liability companies, the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality, the constitutionality of Obamacare, the use of race in college admissions, the Defense of Marriage Act, NSA surveillance programs, the right of college football players to unionize, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Private Property in the 21st Century

Author: Harvey Martin Jacobs
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781008461
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The ownership and control of privately owned lands is critical for many fields. Scholars, students and professionals of urban and regional planning, geography, law, natural resources, environment, real estate, and landscape architecture should find this volume useful.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
Format: PDF
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

A Better Way to Zone

Author: Donald L. Elliott
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610910559
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.