Planning and Law Division Foundational Land Use Law Cases

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association serves those with a professional or personal interest in the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. PLD's membership includes attorneys, planners, students, and others.

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The following summaries of major land use cases in the U.S. were compiled by Planning and Law Division Daniel J. Curtin Fellow David Gest (Spring 2007) and updated in 2018 by Planning and Law Division Daniel J. Curtin Fellow Matt Norchi (Spring 2018) and Planning and Law Division Chair-Elect Evan J. Seeman.

This resource is available to APA members studying for the AICP Certification Exam.