Teaching Land Use Regulations

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Title: Land Use Regulations I & II
Term: Fall 2010 & Spring 2011
Instructor: Will Doerner
Documents: Syllabus for housing markets & case law

This topic is a two-course sequence on land use regulations.  In the fall, the first part explores how regulations affect the housing market.  In the spring, the second part focuses on the evolution of regulatory case law.  The objective is to give students the capacity to use economic theory to analyze the influence of restrictive policies in land and housing markets.  Students will use economic concepts to examine current issues in state and local governance.  The sequence takes a very applied approach while incorporating maps, graphs, statistical results, and mathematical calculations of the regulatory effects.  Materials are posted on Blackboard.