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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Land Use Book Now Available

The American Bar Association (State and Local Government Section) has published its annual compilation of land use-related articles and reports released in 2011.  At the Cutting Edge 2011, edited by Dwight Merriam, is an essential resource for land use lawyers, planning professionals, and others interested in keeping up with current trends and issues affecting land use law.    

The book covers a wide range of land use issues, including the following:
  • protecting citizen speech (anti-SLAPP);
  • local ethics rules and land use;
  • promoting green transportation choices;
  • land use regulation of cellular towers;
  • land banking of vacant property;
  • changes in beachfront property law;
  • comprehensive planning law;
  • form-based codes in New England;
  • the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA);
  • condemnation law; and
  • underutilization and the public use doctrine.
Three Ancel Glink attorneys contibuted to this year's publication.  David Silverman authored an article on promoting green transportation.  Brent Denzin and Julie Tappendorf co-authored an article on land banking of vacant property

Visit ABA's website (publications page) to get yours today!