ERIC Number: ED108776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Basic Introduction to Land Use Control Law and Doctrine. Publication 6.
Roberts, E. F.
Divided into four sections, this paper discusses the historical development of land-use control law and doctrine. Entitled "Genesis of the Zoning Mechanism", Part 1 discusses zoning in terms of: a by-product of urbanization: common law land-use controls (public and private nuisance laws); private property as restraint on land-use legislation (State and Federal constitutional issues); approaches to the cities' problems (setbacks, height, and use limitations; eminent domain; and constitutional limitations); early problems of zoning legislation (need for enabling legislation and State Court approval); widespread adoption of zoning; and judicial obstacles still remaining. Part 2 is titled "A Basic Outline of Zoning as a System" and deals with the: zoning ordinance; operation of the zoning system; and zoning system as segregated from the planning function. Titled "The Parameters of Zoning", Part 3 discusses zoning and the general welfare and the fifth amendment. "The Development of Alternative Methods of Land-Use Control" is the title of the final section which deals with: early agricultural zoning; real estate tax preferment of open land; easements; state level controls; new thrusts; and "projections dangerous." (JC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), History, Land Use, Laws, Planning, Public Policy, Rural Development, State Legislation, Systems Concepts, Taxes, Zoning
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, 242 Roberts Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Ithaca, NY.