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Renewable Energy And The Neighbors, Troy A. Rule 2010 University of Missouri School of Law

Renewable Energy And The Neighbors, Troy A. Rule

Faculty Publications

Small wind turbines and rooftop solar panels are a highly attractive energy option, capable of generating clean, renewable power without the need for transmission lines across vast stretches of rural land. State and federal incentive programs have made these devices increasingly affordable for landowners in recent years, generating an unprecedented level of interest in “distributed” renewable energy.Unfortunately, small wind turbines and solar panels are often far less attractive in the eyes of neighbors, who fear that the systems will erode neighborhood aesthetics and property values. Despite aggressive state and federal programs aimed at promoting renewable energy systems, land use ...


Can Urban University Expansion And Sustainable Development Co-Exist?: A Case Study In Progress On Columbia University, Patricia E. Salkin, Keith H. Hirokawa 2010 Touro Law Center

Can Urban University Expansion And Sustainable Development Co-Exist?: A Case Study In Progress On Columbia University, Patricia E. Salkin, Keith H. Hirokawa

Scholarly Works

This Article employs sustainability as a framework to analyze the recent proposed physical expansion plans of Columbia University for the purpose of illustrating the complexities that arise in urban development and higher education practices, as well as the problems of trying to simultaneously implement both. Governments and courts traditionally provide a high level of deference and leniency in the application of land-use laws and regulations when it comes to siting and expansion issues for educational institutions, yet institutions of higher education, particularly those located in urban areas, create unique dilemmas for sustainability. For example, available land for expansion is often ...


Curbing Energy Sprawl With Microgrids, Sara Bronin 2010 University of Connecticut School of Law

Curbing Energy Sprawl With Microgrids, Sara Bronin

Faculty Articles and Papers

Energy sprawl - the phenomenon of ever-increasing consumption of land, particularly in rural areas, required to site energy generation facilities - is a real and growing problem. Over the next twenty years, at least sixty-seven million acres of land will have been developed for energy projects, destroying wildlife habitats and fragmenting landscapes. According to one influential report, even renewable energy projects - especially large-scale projects that require large-scale transmission and distribution infrastructure - contribute to energy sprawl. This Article does not aim to stop large-scale renewable energy projects or even argue that policymakers focus solely on land use in determining whether energy projects are ...


"Sighting" Wind Energy Facilities In Vermont: Finding The Right Balance Between Societal Benefits And Aesthetic Burden, Adam Sherwin 2010 University at Buffalo School of Law

"Sighting" Wind Energy Facilities In Vermont: Finding The Right Balance Between Societal Benefits And Aesthetic Burden, Adam Sherwin

Buffalo Environmental Law Journal

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Abandonment, Discontinuance And Amortization Of Nonconforming Uses: Lessons For Drafters Of Zoning Regulations, Patricia E. Salkin 2010 Touro Law Center

Abandonment, Discontinuance And Amortization Of Nonconforming Uses: Lessons For Drafters Of Zoning Regulations, Patricia E. Salkin

Scholarly Works

Observing that a disproportionate number of reported cases highlighted inn the Law of the Land blog (www.lawoftheland.wordpress.com) are opinions addressing the subject of nonconforming uses, this column attempts to unravel some of the legal issues that stem from poor drafting of these provisions in zoning regulations, and demonstrates options for practitioners and drafters to better regulate for the eventual disappearance of nonconformities.


No Protectable Property Interest In Making Land Use Decisions And Other Ethics In Land Use Issues 2009-2010, Patricia E. Salkin 2010 Touro Law Center

No Protectable Property Interest In Making Land Use Decisions And Other Ethics In Land Use Issues 2009-2010, Patricia E. Salkin

Scholarly Works

This annual review of reported decisions and opinions focused on ethical considerations in land use planning and decision-making, continues to highlight the hotly litigated issues surrounding conflicts of interest of various players in the land use game.


Relationships, The Rules Of Professional Conduct And Land Use: Ethical Quagmires For Land Use Attorneys, Patricia E. Salkin 2010 Touro Law Center

Relationships, The Rules Of Professional Conduct And Land Use: Ethical Quagmires For Land Use Attorneys, Patricia E. Salkin

Scholarly Works

This article begins to fill the void by introducing the application of the various Rules of Professional Conduct, as adopted by the specific opining jurisdiction, through a review of the relevant reported opinions of the various committees and sometimes courts, in the land use context. Part I discusses the challenges that arise for lawyers vis-à-vis their clients in the land use context. This is followed by a discussion in Part II of the ethics and professionalism issues that confront lawyers who serve on local boards.


The Order-Maintenance Agenda As Land Use Policy, Nicole Stelle Garnett 2010 Notre Dame Law School

The Order-Maintenance Agenda As Land Use Policy, Nicole Stelle Garnett

Journal Articles

Debates about the broken windows hypothesis focus almost exclusively on whether the order-maintenance agenda represents wise criminal law policy — specifically on whether, when, and at what cost, order-maintenance policing techniques reduce serious crime. These questions are important, but incomplete. This Essay, which was solicited for a symposium on urban-development policy, considers potential benefits of order-maintenance policies other than crime-reduction, especially reducing the fear of crime. The Broken Windows essay itself urged that attention to disorder was important not just because disorder was a precursor to more serious crime, but also because disorder undermined residents’ sense of security. The later scholarly ...


The Wholesale Decommissioning Of Vacant Urban Neighborhoods: Smart Decline, Public-Purpose Takings, And The Legality Of Shrinking Cities, Ben Beckman 2010 Cleveland State University

The Wholesale Decommissioning Of Vacant Urban Neighborhoods: Smart Decline, Public-Purpose Takings, And The Legality Of Shrinking Cities, Ben Beckman

Cleveland State Law Review

This Note is principally concerned with those takings that arise from the State's exercise of eminent domain, either directly or through the State's designee. To put a finer point on it, this Note addresses the distinction that property-rights advocates have developed to delegitimize certain types of takings. This distinction divides condemnations into disfavored-yet-legitimate takings-the direct-government-use and common-carrier takings-and ostensibly illegitimate public-purpose takings. The property-rights movement unequivocally places economic-development takings in the illegitimate category. The status of blight-remediation takings is ambiguous but tends toward legitimacy.


Crossing The Home-Rule Boundaries Should Be Mandatory: Advocating For A Watershed Approach To Zoning And Land Use In Ohio, Melanie Shwab 2010 Cleveland State University

Crossing The Home-Rule Boundaries Should Be Mandatory: Advocating For A Watershed Approach To Zoning And Land Use In Ohio, Melanie Shwab

Cleveland State Law Review

This Article advocates that Ohio adopt a mandatory “watershed-approach” to land use planning and zoning throughout the state. Ohio should adopt this approach to increase water quality in the state by reducing nonpoint source pollution, achieve greater environmental regulation uniformity, and offset the unfettered zoning power of municipalities operating in the absence of a comprehensive plan.


Farmers, Ranchers, And The Railroad: The Evolution Of Fence Law In The Great Plains, 1865–190, Yasuhide Kawashima 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Farmers, Ranchers, And The Railroad: The Evolution Of Fence Law In The Great Plains, 1865–190, Yasuhide Kawashima

Great Plains Quarterly

In North America, building fences was an essential part of life for the English settlers from the beginning. Departing from the English common law rule that required owners to fence in their cattle, nearly all the colonial legislatures and courts imposed upon landowners a duty to fence their property against trespassing cattle.l The reasons were partly to increase the meager supply of livestock by permitting cattle to wander about in order to breed faster and partly to make full use of the vast virgin forest and grassland. Gradually, however, in New England and in much of New York and ...


Hicks V. Dowd, Conservation Easements, And The Charitable Trust Doctrine: Setting The Record Straight, W. William Weeks, Nancy A. McLaughlin 2010 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Hicks V. Dowd, Conservation Easements, And The Charitable Trust Doctrine: Setting The Record Straight, W. William Weeks, Nancy A. Mclaughlin

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This is the fourth in an exchange of articles published by the Wyoming Law Review discussing the application of charitable trust principles to conservation easements conveyed as charitable gifts. In 2002, Johnson County, Wyoming, attempted to terminate a conservation easement that had been conveyed to the County as a tax-deductible charitable gift. The County's actions were challenged, first in a suit brought by a resident of the County, Hicks v. Dowd, and then in a suit brought by the Wyoming Attorney General, Salzburg v. Dowd. The over six years of litigation associated with the easement's attempted termination has ...


Rainwater Recapture: Development Regulations Promoting Water Conservation, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 359 (2010), Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer 2010 John Marshall Law School

Rainwater Recapture: Development Regulations Promoting Water Conservation, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 359 (2010), Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer

The John Marshall Law Review

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Law As Hidden Architecture: Law, Politics, And Implementation Of The Burnham Plan Of Chicago Since 1909, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 375 (2010), Richard J. Roddewig 2010 John Marshall Law School

Law As Hidden Architecture: Law, Politics, And Implementation Of The Burnham Plan Of Chicago Since 1909, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 375 (2010), Richard J. Roddewig

The John Marshall Law Review

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Burnham, Water, And The Plan Of Chicago: A Historical Explanation Of Why Water Was Ignored And The Consequences Of Ignoring Water, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 413 (2010), Virginia M. Harding 2010 John Marshall Law School

Burnham, Water, And The Plan Of Chicago: A Historical Explanation Of Why Water Was Ignored And The Consequences Of Ignoring Water, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 413 (2010), Virginia M. Harding

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Energy Independence: Challenges Facing The West In Adopting Alternative And Renewable Energy Sources, Barbara Cosens 2010 University of Idaho College of Law

Energy Independence: Challenges Facing The West In Adopting Alternative And Renewable Energy Sources, Barbara Cosens

Articles

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Fiftieth Anniversary Note: A Devoted Reader's Appreciation Of The Natural Resources Journal, A. Dan Tarlock 2010 University of New Mexico

Fiftieth Anniversary Note: A Devoted Reader's Appreciation Of The Natural Resources Journal, A. Dan Tarlock

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Urban Agriculture And Other Green Uses: Remaking The Shrinking City, Catherine J. LaCroix 2010 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Urban Agriculture And Other Green Uses: Remaking The Shrinking City, Catherine J. Lacroix

Faculty Publications

For many decades, the primary challenge of land use law has been how to promote and channel growth and development. Nobody wants stagnation; the cure is growth, and lately the cure has been “smart growth.” In the last several years, however, some cities have begun openly to address a previously unacknowledged truth: some cities will and do shrink. They lose population and have no foreseeable prospect of ever regaining it. The land use planning community has begun to grapple with the issue of the shrinking city, asking how we can achieve managed, “smart” shrinkage To some extent, the answer is ...


Developing Community Gardens: Removing Barriers To Improve Our Society, Adrianne C. Crow 2010 University of Kentucky

Developing Community Gardens: Removing Barriers To Improve Our Society, Adrianne C. Crow

Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Urban Natural Areas Management At The Local Level: A Case Study, Steven M. Davis 2010 Edgewood College

The Politics Of Urban Natural Areas Management At The Local Level: A Case Study, Steven M. Davis

Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law

No abstract provided.


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