In Land Use Planning and the Environment, the authors have dramatically revised and updated a classic, seminal casebook, Land-Use Planning. Designed primarily for the classroom, the book takes a comprehensive approach to the teaching of planning and zoning law, regulatory takings, and environmental topics. Throughout the casebook, the authors identify and explore intersections between land use planning law and environmental regulation. They also identify the hidden environmental "agenda" behind exclusionary zoning, the impact of urban sprawl on clean air and critical habitats, and other interconnections. Professors, students, and law and planning practitioners with strong backgrounds and exposure to "traditional" environmental law will find these intersections a wonderful opportunity to examine familiar topics from a fresh perspective. For other users, Land Use Planning and the Environment will serve as a valuable introduction to the environmental realm, a realm that, more than perhaps any other in American law, is subject to swift and dramatic changes that require the most current teaching materials.
Charles M. Haar, Brandeis Professor of Law, Harvard University, and visiting member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, has been a leading scholar in land use planning, urban redevelopment, and environmental law for more than six decades. Michael Allan Wolf is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is the general editor of Powell on Real Property, the leading treatise on the subject.