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USC Gould School of Law

Land Use Controls     LAW-606

As the population grows the pressure on land use multiplies. This course will explore every avenue of California and national land use law practice and regulation in the 21st Century. Among others, areas of coverage include: nuisance; home owner association covenants; zoning; land use litigation; Big Box and McMansion controls; financing of infrastructure; vested rights and development agreements; religious land; inverse condemnation; first amendment and historic preservation; affordable and homeless housing; global warming; cap and trade; renewable energy; water availability; transfers of development rights, environmentally sensitive land protection; clean air, clean water, sea level rise; habitat protection; and California Environmental Quality Act litigation.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type In-class exam or paper in lieu of exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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