GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008

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Courses taught by Brian W. Blaesser

05206: Planning and Environmental Law (SES 0520600)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00   Gund 109

Brian W. Blaesser

Course Description

This course examines the key substantive legal issues that affect the use, preservation, and development of land in the United States, and the principles and thinking process by which the legal system reaches decisions intended to resolve these issues. The course will explore how land use and environmental laws reflect the fundamental tension in our society between government regulation and constitutionally protected rights of individuals, and discuss the role that planning can play in helping to define the balance between the means used to achieve public goals and the protection of private property rights. The course will also address certain federal laws that impact land use and local land use regulation. The course concludes by examining programs that seek to integrate land use and environmental concerns, notably, growth management or 'smart growth' / 'sustainable development' programs intended to influence the rate, amount, type, location and quality of development, and New Urbanist/form-based code initiatives which emphasize the importance of a physical design framework to achieving community, economic and environmental objectives. Course readings include court decisions, statutes, and ordinances, and secondary critical materials. Registered jointly at KSG as HUT-263

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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Independent Study - 4 credits

Brian W. Blaesser, Marco Cenzatti, Preston Scott Cohen, Felipe Correa, Gareth Doherty, Stephen Ervin, Susan Fainstein, Richard T.T. Forman, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, K. Michael Hays, Sanford Kwinter, Anne McGhee, Michael Meredith, Farshid Moussavi, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Laura Solano, John Stilgoe, Kostas Terzidis, Matthew Urbanski, Bing Wang, Christian Werthmann, T. Kelly Wilson, Gary Hilderbrand

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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