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ALM’s Law Journal Press Publishes Comprehensive Guide to Modern Zoning Issues

ALM’s Law Journal Press Publishes Comprehensive Guide to Modern Zoning Issues

NEW YORK – March 26, 2015 – ALM’s Law Journal Press, a leading publisher of print and digital publications for legal and business professionals, today released Land Use Law: Zoning in the 21st Century, a practical guide to modern zoning issues for land use attorneys, planners and developers.

As the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized, zoning is ultimately defined by local circumstances, which change from town to town and year to year. Land uses that were prohibited in the past may be celebrated in the future, and vice versa. This new book was created to provide land use professionals with valuable advice on zoning issues and up-to-date analyses of the legal issues they are likely to encounter in their practice.

The book was written by attorneys Brent O. Denzin, Julie A. Tappendorf, Adam B. Simon, David S. Silverman, Gregory W. Jones, and Daniel J. Bolin of the Chicago-based local government law firm Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer P.C.

The volume contains appendices with checklists, tips and guidelines, as well as sample ordinances, agreements, forms and other documents that practitioners will find essential. These tools go beyond the black letter law and focus on modern examples.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Harmonizing zoning goals
  • Promoting economic development
  • Managing stormwater
  • Promoting pedestrian- and transit-oriented development
  • Regulating adult use establishments
  • Controlling climate change
  • Setting standards for gun sales and use
  • Planning for urban agriculture
  • Addressing foreclosures and blight
  • Zoning for cellular communications
  • Regulating hydraulic fracturing
  • Planning for wind-generated energy
  • Regulating digital signage

A detailed table of contents, as well as ordering information for this and other Law Journal Press publications, is available

Law Journal Press, a division of ALM, publishes more than 150 books — in print, online and mobile formats — on a broad range of legal and business topics. Written by leading lawyers and experts and updated regularly, Law Journal Press editions offer definitive and timely information, insightful analysis and practitioner-oriented guidance for the legal profession.


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