Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law

Author: Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314172495
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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.

Rethinking Urban Sprawl

Author: Collectif
Publisher: OECD
ISBN: 9264297952
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This report provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences. This perspective, which is based on the multi-dimensionality of urban sprawl, sets the foundations for the construction of new indicators to measure the various facets of urban sprawl. The report uses new datasets to compute these indicators for more than 1100 urban areas in 29 OECD countries over the period 1990-2014. It then relies on cross-city, country-level and cross-country analyses of these indicators to provide insights into the current situation and evolution of urban sprawl in OECD cities. In addition, the report offers a critical assessment of the causes and consequences of urban sprawl and discusses policy options to steer urban development to more environmentally sustainable forms.

How Cities Will Save the World

Author: Ray Brescia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317120876
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cities are frequently viewed as passive participants to state and national efforts to solve the toughest urban problems. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Cities are actively devising innovative policy solutions and they have the potential to do even more. In this volume, the authors examine current threats to communities across the U.S. and the globe. They draw on first-hand experience with, and accounts of, the crises already precipitated by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality. This volume is distinguished, however, by its central objective of traveling beyond a description of problems and a discussion of their serious implications. Each of the thirteen chapters frame specific recommendations and guidance on the range of core capacities and interventions that 21st Century cities would be prudent to consider in mapping their immediate and future responses to these critical problems. How Cities Will Save the World brings together authors with frontline experience in the fields of city redevelopment, urban infrastructure, healthcare, planning, immigration, historic preservation, and local government administration. They not only offer their ground level view of threats caused by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality, but they provide solution-driven narratives identifying promising innovations to help cities tackle this century’s greatest adversities.

Adjudicating Climate Change

Author: William C. G. Burns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521879701
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This book examines lawsuits over climate change that have been brought around the world. It can serve as a resource for those interested in the problem of climate change and in the role that courts are playing in climate regulation. The chapters analyze examples of cases in state, national, and international tribunals, as well as this litigation's broader significance.

Land Use Planning and Control Law

Author: Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314212030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comprehensive Plans and the Planning Process; Land Use Control by Zoning: History, Sources of Power and Purposes; Types of Zones and Uses; Types of Zoning Relief: Obtaining or Resisting Development Permission; Exclusionary Zoning; Subdivision Control Law; Building anti Housing Codes; Growth Management; Constitutional Issues; Environmental Aspects of Land Use Controls; Aesthetic Regulation and Historic Preservation; Agricultural Lands Protection and Preservation; Nuisances; Private Land Use Controls; The Power of Eminent Domain.

Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20 Jahrhunderts

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Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602786
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Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 1963 von Ulrich Conrads, dem damaligen Chefredakteur der Bauwelt, zusammengestellt und kommentiert, bietet diese Sammlung von Programmen, Grundsätzen und Manifesten zur Architektur der Moderne auch heute noch eine Grundlage für das Verständnis und die Auseinandersetzung mit der Praxis und der Theorie des Bauens im vergangenen Jahrhundert. Mit Texten von van de Velde, Loos, Wright, van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Buckminster Fuller, Hollein, Friedman, u.a. sind die Protagonisten des architektonischen Schaffens im 20. Jahrhundert vertreten. 50 Jahre nach Erscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

Principles of Legal Research

Author: Kent C. Olson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN:
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Principles of Legal Research will be published in June and available for fall 2009 class adoptions. Principles of Legal Research is the long-awaited successor to the venerable How to Find the Law, 9th edition, thoroughly updated for the electronic age. The text provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists nearly 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.