Basics of Land Use Law (ELI Summer School, 2016)


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Land use planning touches everyone. This course will focus on the primary elements of land use planning law:

  • zoning,
  • comprehensive planning, and
  • eminent domain.

Our speaker will describe the history of Euclidean or “suburban” zoning and urban planning and more recent trends in approaches to planning communities. Other topics that will be addressed:

  • smart growth, transportation issues, and green building initiatives; and
  • the inter-agency cooperation that led to holistic approaches to planning land, building, water, and infrastructure needs to reduce energy costs and climate change impacts.

Each summer, ELI convenes a complimentary seminar series that offers an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The series is cosponsored by the D.C. Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section.

ELI’s Summer School is a series of brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and land use law. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Location

Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington DC 20036

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