The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic introduction to the mechanics and legal theories underlying land use controls. The course will strive to go beyond the theoretical by presenting a series of guest speakers (ranging from judges and zoning officials to land use planners and civil and transportation engineers) who deal with land use issues on a daily basis. Students will also be provided an opportunity to observe zoning board and court proceedings first hand and prepare class projects and papers based upon these proceedings. The course will emphasize the inter-relationship and conflict with environmental regulations. Class discussions and projects will focus upon recent judicial and legislative developments in land use law.