Course: URBS 460. Legal Foundations of Planning (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing and URBS 300; or instructor consent. This course is a general introduction to land use planning law in the United States. It looks primarily at the state, regional and municipal levels, with an emphasis on practices and procedures to manage land use and growth in California. The course covers four broad areas: Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System; State and Local Planning Law; Managing Urban Land Use: Conflicts and Quality of Life; and Managing Growth.