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July 05, 2022

Previous Issues of the Urban Lawyer

Fall 2014 (46:4)


  • Not Your Mother’s Suburb: Remaking Communities for a More Diverse Population
    Amanda C. Micklow & Mildred E. Warner
  • The Power of Eminent Domain in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Should Common Interest Communities Be Compensated for the Loss of Assessments?
    James R. Conde
  • Apples to Apples: Yes, There Is (Or Can Be!) a Unifi ed Approach to RLUIPA Ripeness
    Ryan M. Buddrecent Developments
  • The Use of Dispute Resolution Boards for Construction Contracts
    Michael T. Kamprath
  • Recent Developments in Land Use Ethics
    Patricia E. Salkin
  • After Koontz: Recent Developments in Exactions and Impact Fees
    W. Andrew Gowder
  • Recent Developments in RLUIPA and Religious Land Use
    Daniel P. Dalton
  • What Once Was Old is New Again: Recent Developments in Judicial Review of Land Use Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities
    Alexander W. Judd
  • A Local Government’s Strategic Approach to Distressed Property Remediation
    Jessica Bacher & Meg Byerly Williams
  • Recent Developments in State Attorneys General Enforcement
    Bernard Nash, Ann-Marie Luciano & Bryan Mosca

Case Notes

  • McCullen v. Coakley
  • Plumhoff v. Rickard
  • Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified Sch. Dist.
  • Fields v. City of Tulsa
  • Pisano v. Strach
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Servs. v. Abbott
  • Cowan v. Cleveland Sch. Dist.
  • Jones v. City of Boston
  • Anderson v. City & Cnty. of San Francisco
  • Galarza v. Szalczyk
  • Rodriguez v. State
  • T-Mobile Northeast LLC v. Loudoun Cnty. Bd. of Supervisors
  • Porretto v. Texas Gen. Land Office
  • Biery v. United States
  • Kanerva v. Weems

Summer 2014 (46:3)


  • Community Benefits Agreements in a Union City: How the Structure of CBAs May Result in Inefficient, Unfair Land Use Decisions
    Seven M. Seigel
  • The Failure of America’s First City Plan
    Maureen E. Brady
  • Substantive Due Process Through the Just Compensation Clause: Understanding Koontz’s “Special Application” of the Doctrine of Unconstitutional Conditions by Tracing the Doctrine’s History
    Peter A. Clodfelter & Edward J. Sullivan
  • Mobility and Community in Urban Policy: An Essay on Great American City by Robert J. Sampson
    Kenneth A. Stahl
  • The Continuing Struggle Against Government Extortion, and Why the Time Is Now Right to Employ Heightened Scrutiny to All Exactions
    Marc J. Herman

Recent Developments

  • Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning
    Edward J. Sullivan & Jennifer Bragar

Case Notes

  • Ark. Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States
  • Sandlands C&D LLC v. Cnty. of Horry
  • Annex Books, Inc. v. City of Indianapolis
  • Peruta v. Cnty. of San Diego
  • State v. Jorgenson
  • Goodpaster v. City of Indianapolis
  • Paul Stieler Enterprises, Inc. v. City of Evansville
  • Hagen v. City of Eugene
  • Duke v. Hamil
  • Craig v. Rich Twp. High Sch. Dist. 227
  • Graziosi v. City of Greenville
  • Omnipoint Communications, Inc. v. City of Huntington Beach
  • Union Cnty. v. MERSCORP, Inc
  • In re Munce’s Superior Petroleum Prods.
  • Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, L.L.C. v. Shumlin
  • League of Women Voters of Fla. v. Fla. House of Representatives
  • Blue Springs R-IV Sch. Dist. v. Sch. Dist. of Kansas City

Spring 2014 (46:2)


  • Setting the Table for Urban Agriculture
    Margot Pollans & Michael Roberts
  • Urban Agriculture and the Environment
    Catherine J. LaCroix
  • It’s a “Criming Shame”: Moving from Land Use Ethics to Criminalization of Behavior Leading to Permits and Other Zoning Related Acts
    Patricia Salkin & Bailey Ince
  • Regional Problem Solving in Action: Lessons from the Greater Bear Creek Valley RPS Process
    Andrew Ainsworth & Edward Sullivan
  • Agenda 21 and Its Discontents: Is Sustainable Development a Global Imperative or Globalizing Conspiracy?
    Richard K. Norton
  • Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties
    Benton C. Martin
  • Flexible Development Tools: Private Gain and Public Use
    Jeffrey Kleeger

Case Notes

  • Lynch v. City of New York
  • Shepard v. Madigan
  • Moss v. City of Dunwoody
  • State v. Wenthe
  • Ex parte Lo

Winter 2014 (46:1)


  • Koontz in the Mansion and the Gatehouse
    Steven J. Eagle
  • Appeal Tribunals in Land Use Planning: Look-Alikes or Different Species? A Comparative Analysis of Oregon, England and Israel
    Nir Mualam
  • NIMBYs, Stakeholders, and Legitimate Expectations — A View of 40 Years of Changes in Oregon’s Land Use Regulation
    Steven R. Schell
  • Coastal TDRs and Takings in a Changing Climate
    Nicholas R. Williams

Case Notes

  • Tarrant Reg’l Water Dist. v. Herrmann
  • Johnson v. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Bd.
  • Speet v. Schuette
  • Wynar v. Douglas Cnty. Sch. Dist.
  • B.H. v. Easton Area Sch. Dist.
  • Demers v. Austin
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans v. City of Lexington
  • Buschco v. Shurtleff
  • United States v. Lopez-Cruz
  • Drake v. Filko
  • Kwong v. Bloomberg
  • Scantland v. Jeffry Knight, Inc.
  • Frey Corp. v. City of Peoria
  • Sylvia Landfileld Trust v. City of Los Angeles
  • M & M Inv. Grp., LLC v. Ahlemeyer Farms, Inc.
  • Cave Creek Unified Sch. Dist. v. Ducey
  • City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health & Wellness Ctr., Inc.

Fall 2013 (45:4)

  • The Problem of Amenity Migrants in North America and Europe
    Jan G. Laitos & Heidi Ruckriegle
  • Keep Following the Money: Financial Accountability and Governance of Cyber Charter Schools
    Susan L. DeJarnatt
  • A Look at Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District
    Michael T. Kamprath
  • How Local Governments Can Resolve Koontz’s Prohibitions on Ad Hoc Land Use Restrictions
    Robert H. Freilich & Neil M. Popowitz
  • Recent Developments in Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change
    Sorell E. Negro

Case Notes

  • McBurney v. Young
  • Spurlock v. Fox
  • Morrow v. Balaski
  • Wyatt v. Fletcher
  • J.P. v. Millard Pub. Schs.
  • Nat’l Rifl e Ass’n, Inc. v. McCraw
  • NLRB v. New Vista Nursing & Rehab.
  • United States v. Wurie
  • Goldstein v. City of Long Beach
  • Phelps-Roper v. Koster
  • Hart v. Elec. Arts, Inc.
  • Pub. Defender v. State
  • Juino v. Livingston Parish Fire Dist. No. 5 E.E.O.C. v. Houston Funding II, Ltd.
  • Kelly v. Shapiro & Assoc. Consulting Eng’rs, P.C.
  • State v. Hawkinson
  • State v. Copeland

Summer 2013 (45:3)

  • A Room of One’s Own? Accessory Dwelling Unit Reforms and Local Parochialism
    Margaret F. Brinig & Nicole Stelle Garnett
  • The Importance of a Promise: Underwater Mortgages and a Municipal Rescue Attempt through Eminent Domain
    Joel M. Langdon
  • The Tragedy of the Unmet Demand for Walking and Biking
    Arthur C. Nelson, Gail Meakins, Deanne Weber, Shyam Kannan & Reid Ewing
  • To Return from Where We Started: A Revisioning of Property, Land Use, Economy, and Regulation in America
    John W. Ragsdale, Jr.
  • Overcoming Neoliberal Hegemony Will Be Diffi cult: Community Development and the Social Welfare Obligation Norm — A Response to Jerrold A. Long
    Jeffrey Kleeger

Recent Developments in Land Use

  • Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning
    Edward J. Sullivan & Jennifer Bragar
  • The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act — Recent Decisions and Developments
    Daniel P. Dalton
  • Recent Developments in Regulatory Takings
    Robert H. Thomas
  • Recent Developments in Eminent Domain: Public Use
    Mark M. Murakami, Bethany C. K. Ace & Robert H. Thomas

Case Notes

  • Interstate Outdoor Adver., L.P. v. Zoning Bd. of Twp. of Mount Laurel
  • Brown v. Town of Cary
  • Clatterbuck v. City of Charlottesville
  • Bloem v. Unknown Dep’t of the Interior Emps.
  • Minnesota Majority v. Mansky
  • Peterson v. Martinez
  • Ford v. City of Yakima
  • K.A. ex rel. Ayers v. Pocono Mountain Sch. Dist.
  • Burlison v. Springfi eld Pub. Schools
  • Schanzenbach v. Town of Opal
  • U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Mfg. Co. v. City of New York
  • Lundquist v. Univ. of S.D. Sanford Sch. of Med.
  • Stayart v. Google Inc.
  • Tyler v. Michaels Stores, Inc.
  • State v. Brereton
  • James v. Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Rajala v. Gardner

Spring 2013 (45:2)

  • Evidence-Based Sign Regulation: Regulating Signage on the Basis of Empirical Wisdom
    Dawn Jourdan, Kathryn Hurd, H. Gene Hawkins & Kimberly Winsom-Geideman
  • Smart Growth: State Strategies in Managing Sprawl
    Edward J. Sullivan & Jessica Yeh
  • Curbside Service: Community Land Use Catalysts to Neighborhood Flowering during Transit Installations
    Michael N. Widener
  • 29th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Winner
    Buoying Environmental Burdens in Bankruptcy Floodwaters
    Sarah Schenck
  • A New First Amendment Battleground: Challenges Facing Local Governments by the Occupy Movement and Proactive Responses to Future Movements
    Claire Howard

Case Notes

  • FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health Sys., Inc.
  • Freedom from Religion Found., Inc. v. City of Warren
  • Doe v. Prosecutor
  • Tobey v. Jones
  • 600 Marshall Entm’t Concepts, LLC v. City of Memphis
  • Quint v. Univ. of Oregon
  • Assoc. N.J. Rifle & Pistol Clubs v. Governor of New Jersey
  • Commonwealth v. McGowan
  • Lebron v. Sec’y, Fla. Dep’t of Children & Families
  • Patel v. City of Los Angeles
  • Garcia v. Hartford Police Dep’t
  • United States v. 0.073 Acres of Land
  • Wisc. Edu. Ass’n Council v. Walker
  • Connelly v. Steel Valley Sch. Dist.
  • Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corp. v. Wabash Valley Power Ass’n, Inc.
  • Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC v. Singh
  • Webb v. City of Black Hawk

Winter 2013 (45:1)

Education Reform and Governance: Trends, Legal Issues, and Litigation

  • State Takeovers of School Districts and Related Litigation: Michigan as a Case Study
    Kristi L. Bowman
  • The Legal Impact of Emerging Governance Models on Public Education and Its Office Holders
    Robert A. Garda, Jr. & David S. Doty
  • Urban Public Education Reform: Governance, Accountability, Outsourcing
    Natalie Gomez-Velez

Educational Opportunities

  • Compelling Honesty: Amending Charter School Enrollment Laws to Aid Society’s Most Vulnerable
    Monica Teixeira de Sousa
  • The Enduring Power of Milliken’s Fences
    Daniel Kiel
  • (Handi-)Capping Equality and Excellence: The Unconstitutionality of Spending Caps on Public Education
    Tristan L. Duncan

Student Rights

  • Book ’em?: Navigating Student Privacy, Disability, and Civil Rights and School Safety in the Context of School-Police Cooperation
    Lynn M. Daggett
  • When Student Off-Campus Cyberspeech Permeates the Schoolhouse Gate: Are There Limits to Tinker’s Reach?>
    Jon G. Crawford

Special Education: Searching Through the Legal Quagmire

  • Comparing Individual Healthcare Plans and Section 504 Plans: School Districts’ Obligation to Determine Eligibility for Students with Health Related Conditions
    Daniel Kim & Elizabeth Samples
  • Compensatory Education for IDEA Violations: The Silly Putty of Remedies?
    Terry Jean Seligmann & Perry A. Zirkel

Case Notes

  • Tennant v. Jefferson Cnty. Comm’n
  • Constitution Party of Kansas v. Kobach
  • Pope v. County of Albany
  • McCormick v. Miami University
  • Maine Educ. Ass’n Benefits Trust v. Cioppa
  • R.E. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ.
  • Acosta v. City of Costa Mesa
  • Hall v. City of Los Angeles
  • Time Warner Cable, Inc. v. Hudson

Fall 2012 (44:4)

  • Redevelopment in California: Its Abrupt Termination and a Texas-Inspired Proposal for a Fresh Start
    George Lefcoe
  • The Mass Market for Suburban Low-Density Development Is Over
    Arthur C. Nelson
  • The Sleeping Giant: Community Benefit Agreements and Urban Development
    Dr. Thomas A. Musil
  • Irregular Kelo Takings: A Potential Response to Natural Disasters
    Fredrick E. Vars
  • Kelo v. City of New London: Its Ironic Impact on Takings Authority
    Gregory J. Robson

Case Notes

  • United States v. Decastro
  • Massachusetts v. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Servs.
  • Whitlock v. Brueggemann
  • Marsh v. County of San Diego
  • Wright v. Incline Vill. Gen. Improvement Dist.
  • Guttman v. Khalsa
  • Lin v. U.S. Attorney Gen.
  • Bobadilla v. Holder

Summer 2012 (44:3)

  • Hydrofracking: Disturbances Both Geological and Political: Who Decides?
    John R. Nolon & Victoria Polidoro
  • Oil and Gas Fracking: State and Federal Regulation Does Not Preempt Needed Local Government Regulation — Examining the Santa Fe Oil and Gas Plan and Ordinance as a Model
    Dr. Robert H. Freilich & Niel M. Popowitz

Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning Law

  • The Need for Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing
    Ellen Burford
  • Recent Void for Vagueness Challenges to Zoning Ordinances: “How High the Active Element of the Antenna Array?”
    Paul D. Wilson
  • A “Gateway Plan” to Unhindered Development: Recent Cases Addressing Municipal Estoppel
    Kelly L. Frey
  • Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning
    Edward J. Sullivan & Jennifer Bragar
  • Zoning and the Aging Population: Are Residential Communities Zoning Elder Care Out?
    A. Kimberly Hoffman & James A. Landon
  • The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act: Recent Developments in RLUIPA’s Land Use Jurisprudence
    Daniel P. Dalton
  • Recent Developments in Exactions and Impact Fees: Public Dedications Required of Private Land
    W. Andrew Gowder, Jr.
  • When All Heller Breaks Loose: Gun Regulation Considerations for Zoning and Planning Offi cials Under the New Second Amendment
    Daniel J. Bolin & Brent O. Denzin

Recent Developments in Government Operations and Liability

  • Downsizing Done Right: Cutting the Cost of Government Through Intermunicipal Collaboration
    Craig R. Bucki

Recent Developments in Condemnation Law

  • Recent Developments in Eminent Domain: Public Use
    Robert H. Thomas
  • Kelo’s Infl uence on Keystone Pipeline Asks “Where’s the Public Purpose”
    Jeffrey Kleeger

Recent Developments in Public Education Law

  • Recent Developments in Education Law: Student Searches
    James C. Hanks & Kristy M. Latta

Case Notes

  • McBurney v. Young
  • Bays v. City of Fairborn
  • Ohio Citizen Action v. City of Englewood
  • Lebamoff Enter., Inc. v. Huskey
  • ACLU v. Masto
  • Mabey Bridge & Shore, Inc. v. Schoch
  • Antilles Cement Corp. v. Fortuño
  • Awad v. Ziriax

Spring 2012 (44:2)

  • A Tribute to Charles M. Haar
    Robert H. Freilich
  • Making Sense of a “Misunderstanding of the Planning Process”: Examining the Relationship Between Zoning and Rezoning Under the Change-or-Mistake Rule
    Keith H. Hirokawa
  • Overcoming Neoliberal Hegemony in Community Development: Law, Planning, and Selected Lamarckism
    Jerrold A. Long
  • A Comparative Analysis of State and Local Government Vacant Property Registration Statutes
    Timothy A. Davis
  • CO2 and Regulation Authority: The Legal and Policy Implications of California’s Proposed Cap-and-Trade Program and Clean Air Act National Ambient Air Quality Greenhouse Gas Regulation
    Christopher Burt
  • Disaster Resilience: A Study of San Francisco’s Soft-Story Building Problem
    Kate Baldridge

Case Notes

  • Filarsky v. Delia
  • Parker v. Franklin Cnty. Cmty. Sch. Corp.
  • Ward v. Polite
  • Farris v. Seabrook
  • Doe v. City of Albuquerque
  • Haybarger v. Lawrence Cnty. Adult Prob. & Parole City of Houston v. Am. Traffic Solutions, Inc.
  • Jamie S. v. Milwaukee Pub. Sch.
  • State v. Johnson
  • Final Exit Network, Inc. v. Georgia
  • Univ. of Conn. v. Freedom of Info. Comm’n

Winter 2012 (44:1)

  • Responding to the Mortgage Crisis: Three Cleveland Examples
    W. Dennis Keating & Kermit J. Lind
  • Follow the Money: Charter Schools and Financial Accountability
    Susan L. DeJarnatt
  • Sprawl in Canada and the United States
    Michael Lewyn
  • 28th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Winner
    Reclaiming the Authentic Future: The Role of Redevelopment in Unincorporated California

    Tony Lopresti
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining at the Crossroads
    R. Theodore Clark, Jr.
  • The Regulation of Formula Businesses and the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine
    Mark Bobrowski
  • Improving the Standards and Process of Historic Designation
    James R. Brindell

Case Notes

  • Frame v. Arlington
  • Rickley v. County of Los Angeles
  • Centro Familiar Cristiano Buenas Nuevas v. City of Yuma
  • Howard v. Criminal Info. Servs., Inc.
  • Cox v. Warwick Valley Cent. Sch. Dist.
  • C.F ex. rel. Farnan v. Capistrano Unified Sch. Dist.
  • Goodspeed Airport LLC v. East Haddam Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Comm’n
  • Rousso v. State
  • In re Foreclosures of Liens for Delinquent Land Taxes by Action in Rem Collector of Revenue v. Bhatti

Fall 2011 (43:4)

  • Housing Quotas for People with Disabilities: Legislating Exclusion
    Daniel R. Mandelker
  • A Yellow Light for “Green Zoning”: Some Words of Caution About Incorporating Green Building Standards into Local Land Use Law
    Michael Allan Wolf
  • A Role for Local Government Law in Federal-State-Local Disputes
    Laurie Reynolds
  • Buy Healthy, Buy Local: An Analysis of Potential Legal Challenges to State and Local Government Local Purchase Preferences
    Amy S. Ackerman
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Land Use Disputes — Two Continents and Two Approaches
    Edward Sullivan & Alexia Solomou
  • Tie Goes to the Landowner: Ambiguous Zoning Ordinances and the Strict Construction Rule
    Daniel A. Himebaugh
  • Who Decides, How, and Why? Planning for the Judicial Review of Local Legislative Zoning Decisions
    Richard K. Norton

Book Review

  • David L. Callies, Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawai’i (2d ed. 2010)
    Reviewed by Patricia E. Salkin

Case Notes

  • Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc’y of N.Y., Inc. v. Jesús
  • Neighborhood Enters., Inc. v. City of St. Louis
  • Mildenberger v. United States
  • Smith v. South Dakota
  • Harris v. Maricopa County Super. Ct.
  • Gary G. v. El Paso Indep. Sch. Dist.
  • Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
  • Gaeta v. Perrigo Pharm. Co.
  • State v. Irby
  • Hypertouch, Inc. v. ValueClick, Inc.
  • No Doubt v. Activision Publ’g, Inc.

Summer 2011 (43:3)

  • The Supreme Court and the New Old Public Finance: A New Old Defense of the Court’s Recent Dormant Commerce Clause Jurisprudence
    Darien Shanske

Annual Review of the Law

  • Recent Developments in Education Law: Regulating Student Speech in Cyberspace
    James C. Hanks
  • Robber Barons, Back-Stabbers and Extortionists: How Far Does Anti-SLAPP Protection Go?
    Paul D. Wilson & Noah C. Shaw
  • Failure to Articulate Clear Ethics Rules and Standards at the Local Level Continues to Haunt Local Land Use Decision Makers
    Patricia E. Salkin
  • Green Transportation: Roadblocks and Avenues for Promoting Low-Impact Transportation Choices
    David S. Silverman
  • Like a Martian Machine: Recent Developments in Land Use Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
    Robert B. Foster
  • Turning Vacant Properties into Community Assets Through Land Banking
    Julie A. Tappendorf & Brent O. Denzin
  • Slip Slidin' Away: Easements, Avulsion, Access, and the Ever Changing Law of Beach Front Property
    Sandy D. Hellums & Katharine D. David
  • Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law
    Edward J. Sullivan
  • Gaining Ground in the Final Frontier: Surveying Legal Issues Raised by New England’s Form-Based Codes
    Matthew J. Lawlor
  • The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act—Recent Developments
    Daniel P. Dalton
  • Recent Developments in Condemnation Law: Public Use, Private Property
    Robert H. Thomas
  • Blight Makes Right: Utilization as Public Use
    Jeffrey Kleeger

Case Notes

  • Snyder v. Phelps
  • Skinner v. Switzer
  • CSX Transp., Inc. v. Ala. Dep’t of Revenue
  • Darensburg v. Metro. Transp. Comm’n
  • Alameda Books, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles
  • Matson v. Bd. of Ed. of the City School Dist. of New York
  • Blackman v. District of Columbia
  • Baltimore v. District of Columbia
  • Wilderness Soc’y v. United States Forest Serv.
  •, Inc. v. Georgia
  • Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Wisan
  • Holt’s Cigar Co., Inc. v. City of Philadelphia

Spring 2011 (43:2)


  • Competing for the Next Hundred Million Americans: The Uses and Abuses of Tax Increment Financing
    George Lefcoe
  • Will Green Building Contracts Transform Construction and Design Law?
    Carl J. Circo
  • The Many Faces of Iqbal
    Rosalie Berger Levinson
  • Supervisory Liability After Iqbal: Misunderstood But Not Misnamed
    Karen M. Blum
  • The Impact of Ashcroft v. Iqbal on Pleading
    Alex Reinert
  • 27th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Winner the Constitutionality of Community Benefits Agreements: Addressing the Exactions Problem
    Michael L. Nadler

Case Notes

  • American Atheists, Inc. v. Duncan
  • ACLU v. Grayson County
  • U.S. v. Alvarez
  • Entertainment Software Ass’n v. Chicago Transit Auth.
  • Marez v. Bassett
  • Weintraub v. Bd. of Educ.
  • Reinhardt v. Albuquerque Pub. Sch. Bd. of Educ.
  • P.P. v. West Chester Area Sch. Dist.
  • Greene v. Camreta
  • Lozano v. City of Hazleton
  • Kennedy v. City of Cincinnati
  • Cornejo v. Bell
  • Serv. Employers Int’l Union v. City of Houston
  • United States v. Skoien
  • Faculty Senate of Florida Int’l Univ. v. Winn
  • Mansourian v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal.
  • Bull v. City and County of San Francisco
  • Finch v. Peterson
  • Bloch v. Frichholz
  • Comm. Concerning Cmty. Improvement v. City of Modesto
  • N. County Communications Corp. v. Cal. Catalog & Tech.
  • Demings v. Nationwide Life Ins. Co.
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
  • Satawa v. Bd. of County Rd. Comm’rs
  • Hornbeck Offshore Services, L.L.C. v. Salazar
  • In re Application of U.S. for and order:
    (1) Authorizing Use of a Pen Register and Trap and Trace Device, (2) Authorizing Release of Subscriber and Other Information, (3) Authorizing Disclosure of Location-Based Services
  • Sloan v. Town Council

Winter 2011 (43:1) + Fall 2010 (42:4)

A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure: A Festschrift Symposium in Honor of Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer On the Occasion of His 45th Year of Teaching Law

  • A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure: An Introduction and Thank You
  • Tributes


A. Generally

  • From Bricks and Mortar to Mega-Bytes and Mega-Pixels: The Changing Landscape of the Impact of Technology and Innovation on Urban Development
    Patricia E. Salkin
  • Reforming Infrastructure Financing with 2020 Vision
    Arthur C. Nelson
  • Infrastructure Need in the United States, 2010–2030: What Is the Level of Need? How Will It Be Paid For?
    Robert W. Burchell, Matthew S. Crosby & Mark Russo

B. Transportation

  • Measuring Regional Transportation Sustainability: An Exploration
    Catherine L. Ross, Bruce Stiftel, Myungje Woo & Arthi Rau
  • Sustainable Urban Development and the Next American Landscape: Some Thoughts on Transportation, Regionalism, and Urban Planning Law Reform in the 21st Century
    Edward H. Ziegler
  • Transportation Concurrency, Mobility Fees, and Urban Sprawl in Florida
    Thomas G. Pelham

C. Electricity

  • The Future of Electricity Infrastructure
    Fred Bosselmand

D. Wastewater

  • Sewers: Infra Dig and Infra Dug
    James Bross
  • The Last Thing That Planners Talk About Should Be the First
    Dwight H. Merriam
  • Wastewater Resources: Rethinking Centralized Wastewater Treatment Systems, Land Use Planning and Water Conservation
    Colin Crawford


  • Affordable Housing as Infrastructure in the Time of Global Warming
    James A. Kushner
  • Affordable Housing as Urban Infrastructure: A Comparative Study from a European Perspective
    Juli Ponce
  • Draft Convention on the International Status of Environmentally-Displaced Persons
    Michel Prieur
  • Green Infrastructure: The Imperative of Open Space Preservation
    Janice C. Griffith


  • Mandatory Set-Asides as Land Development Conditions
    David L. Callies
  • The U.S. Regulatory Takings Debate Through an International Lens
    Rachelle Alterman
  • Property Rights and Local Zoning v. Nature Protection: Some Comparative Spotlights
    Michael Bothe
  • Resolving Land Use and Impact Fee Disputes: Utah’s Innovative Ombudsman Program
    Craig M. Call



  • Urbanization and Growth Management in Europe
    Ellen Margrethe Basse
  • The Next Wave in Growth Management
    Jerry Weitz
  • Loving Growth Management in the Time of Recession
    Julian C. Juergensmeyer & James C. Nicholas

Summer 2010 (42:3)

  • The School District Boundary Problem
    Aaron J. Saiger
  • Penn Central's Ad Hocery Yields Inconsistent Takings Decisions
    William W. Wade
  • The Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act — Recent Developments
    Daniel Dalton
  • The Revival of Due Process Rights in Redevelopment Takings: Recent Developments in Due Process in State Eminent Domain Case Law
    Richard P. DeAngelis, Jr. & Cory K. Kestner
  • Elected Offical Immunity in Making Local Zoning Decisions
    Steven M. Elrod & Hart M. Passman
  • The Better Part of Valor Is Co-Location: Recent Developments in Judicial Review of Land Use Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
    Robert B. Foster
  • Fair Housing for Sober Living: How the Fair Housing Act Addresses Recovery Homes for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
    Matthew M. Gorman, Anthony Marinaccio & Christopher Cardinale
  • Recent Developments in Exactions and Impact Fees: Who Pays for New Schools, Fair Housing, and Clean Air?
    W. Andrew Gowder, Jr. & Bryan W. Wenter
  • Regulating Vacant Property
    Keith H. Hirokawa & Ira Gonzalez
  • Refining Green Building Regulations and Funding Green Buildings in Order to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Reductions
    Erin Elizabeth Burg Hupp
  • No Protectable Property Interest in Making Land Use Decisions and Other Ethics in Land Use Issues 2009-2010
    Patricia E. Salkin
  • Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law
    Edward J. Sullivan
  • The Judge as Cartoon Character Whose Hat Flies into the Air: The “Shocks The Conscience” Standard in Recent Substantive Due Process Land Use Litigation
    Paul D. Wilson & Noah C. Shaw
  • Recent Developments in Challenging the Right to Take in Eminent Domain
    Robert H. Thomas
  • Litigation and Postsecondary Education: A Year in Perspective, 2009
    Lelia B. Helms & James D. Jorgensen
  • High “C’s” Ahead: Public Employer Collective Bargaining, Contractual and Constitutional Hurdles in Concessionary Bargaining
    Ronald Kramer

Book Review

  • Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development
    Joan Fitzgerald, Oxford University Press, 2010
    Reviewed by Robert H. Freilich & Neil M. Popowitz
  • The Law of American State Consitutions
    Robert Williams, 2009
    Reviewed by Peter Buchsbaum

Case Notes

  • Family Winemakers of California v. Jenkins, 592 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2010)
  • Norse v. City of Santa Cruz, 586 F.3d 697 (9 th Cir. 2009), reh’g en banc granted, 598 F.3d 1061 (2010)
  • Kleinman v. Wade, 597 F.3d 323 (5th Cir. 2010)
  • Stratechuk v. S. Orange-Maplewood Bd. of Educ., 587 F.3d 597 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • Nolan v. Memphis City Schools , 589 F.3d 257 (6th Cir. 2009)
  • Weise v. Casper, 593 F.3d 1163 (10th Cir. 2010)
  • Adar v. Smith, 597 F.3d 697 (5th Cir. 2010)
  • Mann v. Calumet City, 588 F.3d 949 (7th Cir. 2009)
  • Srail v. Lisle, 588 F.3d 940 (7 th Cir. 2009)
  • Rumber v . District of Columbia, 595 F. 3d 1298 (D.D.C. 2010)
  • Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition v. District of Columbia, 589 F.3d 433 (D.C. Cir. 2009)
  • Mason v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., 596 F.3d 387 (7 th Cir. 2010)
  • Peterson v. Grisham, 594 F.3d 723 (10th Cir. 2010)
  • Lynch v. City of New York , 589 F.3d 94 (2d Cir. 2009)
  • Ord v. District of Columbia, 587 F.3d 1136 (D.C. Cir. 2009)
  • Gerardi v. City of Bridgeport , 985 A.2d 328 (Conn. 2010)
  • 2800 La Frontera No. 1A, Ltd. v. City of Round Rock, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 243 (Tex. App. Austin Jan. 12, 2010)
  • In re Port of Oswego Authority v. Grannis , 897 N.Y.S.2d 736 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. A.D. 2010)

Spring 2010 (42:2)

  • Urban Agriculture and Other Green Uses: Remaking the Shrinking City
    Catherine J. LaCroix
  • Urban Redevelopment Policy, Judicial Deference to Unaccountable Agencies, and Reality in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards Project
    Amy Lavine & Norman Oder
  • Equal Protection and Aesthetic Zoning: A Possible Crack and a Preemptive Repair
    Louis G. Tassinary, Dawn Jourdan &damp; Russ Parsons
  • Growth Management Acts’ “Land-Supply Mandate” Or, Why the Growth Monster Eats the Leftover Meatloaf in the Refrigerator
    Daniel M. Warner
  • Urban Renewal and the Story of Berman v. Parker
    Amy Lavine

Winter 2010 (42:1)

  • The Umbrella of Sustainability: Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Renewable Energy and Green Development in the 21st Century
    Robert H. Freilich & Neil M. Popowitz
  • A Non-Fatal Collision: Interpreting RLUIPA Where Religious Land Uses and Community Interests Meet
    Adam J. MacLeod
  • Urban Sprawl and the Constitution: Educational Inequality as an Impetus to Low Density Living
    Wayne Batchis
  • Affordable Housing: The Case for Demand-Side Subsidies in Superstar Cities
    Adam Zeidel
  • 26th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Winner
    Much Ado About Nollan/ Dolan : The Comparative Nature of the Legislative-Adjudicative Distinction in Exactions

    Matthew Baker

Book Review

  • 2009 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook
    Patricia E. Salkin ed., 29th ed. 2009
    Reviewed by Robert H. Freilich

Case Notes

  • Arnold’s Wines, Inc. v. Boyle, 571 F.3d 185 (2d Cir. 2009)
  • EMILY’s List v. FEC, 581 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2009)
  • Winn v. Ariz. Christian Sch. Tuition Org., 562 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • McCullen v. Coakley, 571 F.3d 167 (1st Cir. 2009)
  • Palmer v. Waxahachie Indep. Sch. Dist., 579 F.3d 502 (5th Cir. 2009).
  • Monroe v. City of Charlottesville , 579 F.3d 380 (4th Cir. 2009)
  • Kleinsmith v. Shurtleff, 571 F.3d 1033 (10th Cir. 2009)
  • Connecticut v. Am. Elec. Power Co. , 582 F.3d 309 (2d Cir. 2009).
  • Twp. of Tinicum v. United States Dep’t of Transp., 582 F.3d (3d Cir. 2009)
  • Richmond Med. Ctr. for Women v. Herring, 570 F.3d 165 (4th Cir. 2009).
  • Cablevision Sys. Corp. v. FCC , 570 F.3d 83 (2d Cir. 2009).
  • Estate of Kirkpatrick v. City of Olathe, 215 P.3d 561 (Kan. 2009).

Fall 2009 (41:4)


  • Ripeness Madness: The Expansion of Williamson County’s Baseless “State Procedures” Takings Ripeness Requirement to Non-Takings Claims
    J. David Breemer
  • Zoning Conflicts Over Public Facilities Siting: A Model Framework for Standard State Acts
    Gary D. Taylor & Mark A. Wyckoff
  • Alternatives to Property Tax Increment Finance Programs: Sales, Income, and Nonproperty Tax Increment Financing
    Lauren Ashley Smith
  • Tax Increment Financing Bonds as “Debt” Under State Constitutional Debt Limitations
    Phillip J.F. Geheb
  • Tax Increment Financing as a Tool for Redevelopment: Attracting Private Investment to Serve a Public Purpose — The Example of Michigan
    Laura M. Bassett
  • Keeping the Underclass in Its Place: Zoning, the Poor, and Residential Segregation
    David Ray Papke
  • Amortization and the Constitutional Methodology for Terminating Nonconforming Uses
    Joseph Michaels

Case Notes

  • Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. v. County of San Luis Obispo, 548 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Nordyke v. King, 563 F.3d 439 (9th Cir. 2009), reh’g en banc granted, 575 F.3d 890 (9 th Cir. 2009)
  • Poirier v. Mass. Dep’t of Corr., 558 F.3d 92 (1st Cir. 2009)
  • Cooper v. SEPTA, 548 F.3d 296 (3d Cir. 2008), cert. denied, 129 S.Ct. 2736 (2009)
  • Lonberg v. City of Riverside, 571 F.3d 846 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. United States, 559 F.3d 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2009)
  • Ohio ex rel. Skaggs v. Brunner, 549 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2008)
  • In re Sony BMG Music Entm’t, 564 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2009)
  • North County Community Alliance, Inc. v. Salazar, 573 F.3d 738 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Washington v. Chu, 558 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Palmer/ Sixth Street Properties, L.P. v. City of Los Angeles, 175 Cal. App. 4th 1396 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Lee & Lamont Realty v. Planning and Zoning Comm’n of Vernon, 963 A.2d 98 (Conn. App. Ct. 2009).
  • Randolph v. City of Brigantine Planning Bd., 963 A.2d 1224 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2009)

Summer 2009 (41:3)


  • State and Local Governments and Immigration Laws
    Seth M.M. Stodder & Nicolle Sciara Rippeon
  • Regulatory Takings and Free Trade Agreements: Implications for Planners
    Mildred E. Warner
  • Recent Developments in Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence
    Christopher M. Whitcomb & Mary Lynn Huett
  • Recent Developments in Public Education Law: Postsecondary Education
    James D. Jorgensen & Lelia B. Helms
  • Recent Trend in Green Buildings Laws: Potential Preemption of Green Building and Whether Retrofitting Existing Buildings Will Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Save the Economy
    Erin Burg Hupp
  • What the Meaning of “May” May Be: Recent Developments in Judicial Review of Land Use Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
    Robert B. Foster
  • 2009 Ethical Considerations in Land Use
    Patricia E. Salkin
  • Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law
    Edward J. Sullivan
  • Recent Developments in Public Use and Pretext in Eminent Domain
    Robert H. Thomas
  • But It’s My Turn to Speak! When Can Unruly Speakers at Public Hearings Be Forced to Leave or Be Quiet?
    Paul D. Wilson & Jennifer K. Alcarez

Case Notes

  • Video Software Dealers Ass’n v. Schwarzenegger
  • Powers v. Richards
  • Gorum v. Sessoms
  • Dietrich v. John Ascuaga’s Nugget
  • Yes on Term Limits, Inc. v. Savage
  • ACLU v. Santillanes
  • Ramsey Winch, Inc. v. Henry
  • Maloney v. Cuomo
  • Newark Parents Ass’n v. Newark Pub. Sch.
  • Toll Bros., Inc. v. Readington Township
  • Ashley County v. Pfi zer, Inc.
  • City of Kansas City v. Ku
  • Steel Los III, LP v. Power Auth. of New York

Spring 2009 (41:2)


  • Introductory Comments on the Fair Housing Testing Conference and the Importance of Testing to Achieve Compliance with the Fair Housing Act
    Otto J. Hetzel
  • A Test of Our Fairness
    Fred Freiberg
  • Reflections on Housing Rights Center v. Krug
    Liam Garland
  • Handling Civil Rights Cases: An Assistant United States Attorney's Perspective
    Judith Levy
  • Usign Testing Evidence in Mortgage Lending Discrimination Cases
    Steve Tomkowiak

Case Notes

  • Colorado Christian Univ. v. Weaver
  • American Life Coalition v. Stanton
  • S.C. v. Rose
  • Parker v. Hurley
  • Kalson v. Paterson
  • North Carolina ex rel. Cooper v. Tenn. Valley Auth.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jaynes v. Commonwealth
  • Cedar Lake Conf. Ass’n v. Lake County Prop. Tax Assessment Bd. of Appeals
  • Indianapolis Osteopathic Hosp., Inc. v. Dep’t of Local Gov’t Fin.

Winter 2008 (41:1)


  • Second Amendment Plumbing After Heller: Of Standards of Scrutiny, Incorporation, Well-Regulated Militias, and Criminal Street Gangs
    Lawrence Rosenthal
  • Local Government without Tiebout
    Aaron J. Saiger
  • The Case for Megapolitan Growth Management in the 21st Century: Regional Urban Planning and Sustainable Development in the United States
    Edward H. Ziegler
  • 25th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Winner Restitution, Eminent Domain, and Economic Development: Moving to a Gains-Based Conception of the Takings Clause
    Matthew Cory Williams

Case Notes

  • Shanks v. Dressell
  • Lambert v. Hartman
  • Michael C. v. Gresbach
  • Brannum v. Overton County School Bd.
  • Sprint Telephony PCS, L.P. v. County of San Diego
  • United States v. Village of Port Chester
  • Gonzalez v. City of Aurora
  • Huff v. Dekalb County
  • Martinez v. County of Monroe

Fall 2008 (40:4)


  • A Study of American Zoning Board Composition and Public Attitudes Toward Zoning Issues
    Jerry L. Anderson, Aaron E. Brees & Emily C. Reninger
  • Supreme Court Report 2007 – 2008
    Julie M. Cheslik, Aimee L. Morrison & Tyler J. Scott
  • The Comprehensive Plan Is an Indispensable Compass for Navigating Mixed-Use Zoning Decisions Through the Precepts of the Due Process, Takings, and Equal Protection Clauses
    Gerald A. Fisher
  • Possession: An Essay on Values Necessary for the Preservation of Wild Lands and Traditional Tribal Cultures
    John W. Ragsdale, Jr.
  • ABCs of Stream Crossings: Reducing Flooding and Barriers to Aquatic Life Passage under Current Federal and State Regulation of Wetlands
    Stacey Graham
  • America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights
    Benjamin E. Griffith, Editor
  • ABA Section of State and Local Government Law (2008)
    Reviewed by Robert H. Freilich
  • The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler Michael Allan Wolf
    Reviewed by Patricia E. Salkin

Case Notes:

  • Air Transport Ass’n of America, Inc. v. Cuomo
  • Abner v. Kansas City S. Ry. Co.
  • Reliable Consultants, Inc. v. Earle
  • Chicago Lawyers’ Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc.
  • IFC Credit Corp. v. United Bus. & Indust. Fed. Credit Union
  • Budnick v. Town of Carefree
  • Green Party v. Land
  • City of Fort Smith v. McCutchen
  • State v. Harris
  • Clay County Realty Co. v. City of Gladstone
  • State ex rel. City of Blue Springs v. Nixon

Summer 2008 (40:3)


  • Legislation for Planned Unit Developments and Master-Planned Communities
    Daniel R. Mandelker
  • State Vested Rights Statutes: Developing Certainty and Equity and Protecting the Public Interest
    J. Spencer Hall
  • Recent Developments in Government Operations and Liability A Long and Winding Road: Federal Funding for Interstate Toll Roads
    Casey T. Wallace & Sandy D. Hellums
  • Recent Developments in Government Operations and Liability State Attorneys General: The Robust Use of Previously Ignored State Powers
    Ashley L. Taylor, Jr., Anthony F. Troy & Katherine W. Tanner Smith
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning A Novel Application: Recent Developments in Judicial Review of Land Use Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
    Robert B. Foster
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning Of Synagogues and Nude Juice Bars: Can a Municipality Settle Land Use Litigation Without a Permitting Process?
    Paul D. Wilson
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law
    Edward J. Sullivan
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning Crime Doesn’t Pay and Neither Do Conflicts of Interest in Land Use Decisionmaking
    Patricia E. Salkin
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning Recent Developments in Exactions and Impact Fees
    W. Andrew Gowder Jr. & Bryan W. Wenter
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act Update
    Daniel Dalton
  • Recent Developments in Land Use, Planning and Zoning Green Buildings: What It Means To Be “Green” and the Evolution of Green Building Laws
    Jesse W. Abair
  • Recent Developments in Public Education Law: Postsecondary Education
    Lelia B. Helms & James D. Jorgensen
  • 21st Century Land Development Code Robert Freilich and S. Mark White American Planning Association (2008)
    Reviewed by Daniel R. Mandelker

Case Notes

  • Miller v. Brown
  • Braun v. Ann Arbor Charter Twp.
  • Graoch Assocs. v. Lousiville/ Jefferson County Metro Human Relations Comm’n
  • Murphy v. Cockrell
  • Rement Corp. & US Fire Insurance Co. v. City of Chicago
  • NRDC v. Winter
  • Pac. Merch. Shipping Ass’n v. Goldstene
  • Rost v. Steamboat Springs RE-2 Sch. Dist.
  • Nelson v. Dean
  • Mount St. Scholastica, Inc. v. City of Atchison, Kansas
  • City of Okoboji v. Okoboji Barz, Inc.
  • Nouhan v. Bd. of Adjustments
  • Riley v. R.I. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt.
  • Oakbrook, 7th Addition Homeowners Assoc. v. Newhouse

Winter 2008 (40:1)


  • State Executive/ Legislative and Judicial Activities and the Strength of Local Regulation of Residential Housing
    David D. Foster & Anita A. Summers
  • The Covenant Conundrum in Urban Water Conservation
    Caitlin S. Dyckman
  • The Future of the Regulatory Takings Issue in the United States and Europe: Divergence or Convergence?
    Harvey M. Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Stream Buffer Ordinances: Are Municipalities On the Brink of Protecting The Health of Streams or Opening the Floodgates of Takings Litigation?
    Casey Schach
  • 24th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Winner Constructing the Special Theater Subdistrict: Culture, Politics, and Economics in the Creation of Transferable Development Rights
    Michael Kruse
  • 24th Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition Runner-Up: Broadened Notions of Historic Preservation and the Role of Neighborhood Conservation Districts
    Adam Lovelady