The Land Use Prof Blog is edited by Paul Boudreaux, Assistant Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law. On the blog, Boudreaux covers topics ranging from eminent domain to national disasters. While the blog isn’t always updated on a daily basis, Boudreaux usually provides insight multiple times per week.
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What benefits to land use policy arise by virtue of the housing price slump? One answer is that governments and private organizations may be more able to buy the ownership of, or at least the development rights to, environmentally important...
Okay, here’s your challenge, local government: You’ve got an explosion in home foreclosures, which pushes thousands out of their homes, pulls down neighborhood values even further, encourages crime, and shrinks government tax coffers. And for years, you’ve fretted about the...
Eric R. Claeys (George Mason) has posted Bundle-of-Sticks Notions in Legal and Economic Scholarship. This piece is part of the Econ Journal Watch symposium Property--A Bundle of Rights, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 205-214, September 2011. The abstract: The phrase...
David L. Markell (Florida State) has posted Climate Change and the Roles of Land Use and Energy Law: An Introduction, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Vol. 27 (2012). It's the intro to a Symposium issue. The abstract: The...
Ezra Rosser (American) has posted The Ambition and Transformative Potential of Progressive Property , forthcoming California Law Review (2013). Last year, I posted about Ezra's presentation at the 2nd annual ALPS gathering. He's done quite a bit with it since....
Troy A. Rule has a very interesting article up: Airspace and the Takings Clause, forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review. The abstract: This Article argues that the U.S. Supreme Court’s takings jurisprudence fails to account for instances when public...
Jerrold A. Long (Idaho), who just posted an article last week, has another one up: Waiting for Hohfeld: Property Rights, Property Privileges, and the Physical Consequences of Word Choice. The abstract: An important part of our institutional and cultural history...
Henry E. Smith (Harvard) has posted what looks to be a very important property theory piece, Property as the Law of Things, forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review. The abstract: The New Private Law takes seriously the need for baselines...
While visiting New York City recently for the Association of American Geographers' annual meeting, I took in a great exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York entitled The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan 1811-2011. The...
J. Peter Byrne (Georgetown) has posted Historic Preservation and its Cultured Despisers: Reflections on the Contemporary Role of Preservation Law in Urban Development, George Mason Law Review, Vol. 19 (2012). The abstract: The past years have seen widely noticed critiques...