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Land Use Management: Zoning

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1. Why do you think zoning under police power has become the workhorse in the land use management stable as opposed to other land use management alternatives?
2. How important will private property rights be within 20 years?

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Why do you think zoning under police power has become the workhorse in the land use management stable as opposed to other land use management alternatives?

Under the system of government in the United States, police power describes the right of governments to make laws and regulations for the benefit of their communities. Only states have the right to make laws based on their police power. The lawmaking power of the federal government is limited by the Constitution.

Zoning is an exercise of general limitation on property rights called police power. Police power is used as the basis for enacting laws in such areas as Zoning, land use, fire and Building Codes, gambling, discrimination, parking, crime, licensing of professionals, liquor, motor ...

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Opinions of zoning under police power and discuss how it has become the workhorse in the land use management stable as opposed to other land use management alternatives. A brief review on the future of private property rights.

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1. regualtions such as zoning,
2. public purchase of land outright to keep it out of development,
3. public purchase of easments or in other words partial ownership rights such as the right to change its use.

Also, make reference to police power and eminent domain principles for each tool as it applies.

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