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Patricia E. Salkin, Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center, has published the seventh edition of
Land Use and Community Development: Cases and Materials," a casebook used by professors across the country.
Updated along with co-authors John R. Nolan of Pace Law School and Morton Gitelman, Professor Emeritus of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law, the new edition explores how land use law is employed to build and preserve sustainable communities. Covering the history of the common law and how it evolved into America's unique system of controlling the use of private land, traditional techniques of land use control, the book also includes the subjects of zoning and planning, as well as emerging matters such as land use mediation, local environmental law, housing, community development, referenda, initiatives, smart growth and energy.
The casebook also discusses constitutional issues including eminent domain, regulatory takings, religious land uses, aesthetics, adult uses, exclusionary zoning, and other forms of discrimination. Other topics covered include historic preservation, telecommunications and ethics. The book is published by Thomson/West.