Associate Dean Salkin Authors Land Use Book for Lawyers

Associate Dean Salkin Authors Land Use Book for Lawyers

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Date: 09/13/2006

Albany Law School Associate Dean Patricia E. Salkin co-authored the new book Land Use in a Nutshell, published by Thomson-West, an addition to the Nutshell series for law students, non-lawyers and lawyers. The 410-page book, to be sold in stores nationally, covers all aspects of land use control in the United States in clear, simple language for the lay reader.

Salkin, director of Albany Law's Government Law Center, wrote the book with Pace Law School Professor John R. Nolon.

Engineers, architects, citizens, elected leaders, landowners and environmental activists will learn the rules of the land use game and its vocabulary, guidelines, flexibility, and limitations in the Nutshell. The book is considered critical for planning professionals preparing to take the American Institute of Certified Planners examination.

Topics include: 

  • land use planning
  • zoning
  • community building through subdivision regulation and approval
  • eminent domain
  • state and federal preemption of local control
  • smart growth
  • housing and urban redevelopment
  • local environmental law
  • cultural protection
  • the role of the courts
  • disaster mitigation, energy conservation and environmental justice.

Salkin is also a co-author of the sixth edition of Thomson/West's Land Use Cases and Materials, the oldest land use law casebook in the country, and author of the three-volume New York Zoning Law & Practice treatise. 

Released as soft cover, copyright 2006, for $27.50. For more information about the book, visit Thomson/West's Web site.