Land-Use Regulation

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

Class Unique: 27875
Online-only Unique: 27876

The 27875 section of this course will be taught in person but with the option of occasional remote participation via Zoom.  If students require all remote participation, they must register for the 27876 section of this course, which is identical but web-based.

This course will cover the traditional areas of platting and zoning, and will also consider the roles of utility supply, transportation, federal and local environmental law and the offer of public financial assistance as incentives or disincentives to developments or the location of developments. The course will be a three credit hour course and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Traditional textbooks available in this area are of minimal help or are obsolete.  We will discuss the use of a textbook and if students desire, we may include materials from a textbook, but in any case the majority of course materials will be a collection of materials written or edited by the teacher to be sent out in PDF from the professor to the students (free!). Class sessions will include visits by lawyers, public officials and others involved in development issues, with informal meetings with the speakers over beer to follow if that can be scheduled.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday, Thursday 2:40 - 3:55 pm TNH 3.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final (administered by Exam4) 12/15/20

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


You will find the most up-to-date information on textbook assignments via the University Co-Op website.