New casebook provides fresh perspective on land use planning and environmental law

Published: March 29th, 2010

Category: News

Exploring the intersections between land use planning and environmental law is the focus of Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook(ELI Press, 2010). Professors, students, and law and planning practitioners with strong backgrounds and exposure to “traditional” environmental law will find this revised casebook an opportunity to examine familiar topics from a fresh perspective. For others, it serves as a valuable introduction to environmental law.

Land Use Planning and the Environment, designed primarily for the classroom, takes a comprehensive approach to the instruction of planning and zoning law, regulatory takings, and environmental topics. The casebook is authored by Charles M. Haar, Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, emeritus, Harvard University and visiting member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, and Michael Allan Wolf, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law and general editor of Powell on Real Property, the leading treatise on real property.

“The casebook does an impressive job of exploring the evolving, broad, and nuanced landscape of land use law,” said Tony Arnold, Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Arnold also served as a visiting professor at UF College of Law last fall. “It will be quite useful in educating the thoughtful and versatile land use lawyer of today and the future because of its rich and balanced approach. It will also be quite accessible to planning students and other non-law students taking a course in land use law.”