Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2011
Class UP 522
Class Title State and Local Land Management
Description State government has always been the primary source of the legal authorities used for the public management of private land use and development. Most states have traditionally delegated many of those authorities to their local governments. Since the 1970s, however, suburban sprawl has increasingly prompted states either to take some of those authorities back or to demand more and better management efforts. The course first reviews the history and contours of conventional state-local development management practice and the various critiques that are widely leveled against it. The course then surveys and critically assesses the different kinds of state-local institutional reforms that have been adopted in response to those critiques and the array of development management tools that are now commonly promoted. The course also addresses special topics on methods for evaluating state-local development management programs, housing, urban redevelopment, and rural area conservation. The course concludes by reviewing the poplular backlash that these reforms themselves have yielded and contemplating the prospects of future reform efforts.
Prereq UP513/PI
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Meets Tuesday/Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm 1227 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Jonathan Levine
Syllabus UP522.pdf