Planning & Environmental Law
Volume 63 • 2011
Commentary Author Index
Authors who contributed commentaries, short notes, and book reviews are listed in alphabetical order.
Ross Appel and Tyson Smith, AICP
Compatible Land Use Near Military Installations: The Problem and the Local Government Response
Planning and zoning near a military base must take into account land use conflicts, particularly caused by aircraft take-off and landing zones. The authors outline best practices and federal requirements and resources for planners.
Vol. 63, No. 4 [April 2011] p.3
Craig H. Baab
Heir Property: A Constraint for Planners, an Opportunity for Communities. The Legacy of Steve Larkin
Baab describes the potential land use challenges that arise when land titles are unclear and the origin of the heir property problem.
Vol. 63, No. 11 [November 2011] p.3
David L. Callies, FAICP; Leigh Anne King; AICP, James C. Nicholas; and Cecily Talbert Barclay
Workforce and Affordable Housing: Local Government Inclusionary Housing Programs and the Courts
Local governments continue to innovate in their attempts to encourage production of affordable housing while avoiding or surviving court challenges, and the authors discuss some of the more recent local schemes and how they fared in court.
Vol. 63, No. 10 [October 2011] p.3
Where the Shoe Leather Meets the Road: Learning from Experience in Crafting a Complete Streets Ordinance
In an interview with Sara Zimmerman, complete streets specialist and senior staff attorney with Public Health Law and Policy, the author explores the local power to foster complete streets and limitations on that power, encouraging local planners to engage with state and federal regulators as well as local engineers.
Vol. 63, No. 8 [August 2011] p.3
Daniel de Zeeuw and Darren Flusche
How a Bill Becomes a Bike Lane: Federal Legislation, Programs, and Requirements of Bicycling and Walking Projects
The authors describe the federal role in transportation funding, the various placeholder bills contending to become part of the renewed transportation bill, and their impacts on local transportation projects.
Vol. 63, No. 8 [August 2011] p.8
Glenn David Fresch
Neighbors and Natural Gas: Land Use Best Practices to Reduce Pipeline Risk
Fresch describes the existing disconnect between local land use planning and pipeline risks, providing examples of best practices being implemented in a few jurisdictions.
Vol. 63, No. 9 [September 2011] p.3
State and Federal Frameworks for Distributed Solar and Wind Projects
States and the federal government can both restrict and provide local governments with resources to encourage local energy production.
Vol. 63, No. 7 [July 2011] p.9
Harvey M. Jacobs and Ellen M. Bassett
All Sound, No Fury? The Impacts of State-Based Kelo Laws
In the wake of Kelo, many states took up the Supreme Court’s challenge to impose stricter limits on eminent domain than provided by the U.S. Constitution, but the authors question whether those new measures will have significant practical impact.
Vol. 63, No. 2 [February 2011] p.3
Catherine J. LaCroix
Urban Green Uses: The New Renewal
Shrinking cities in the Rust Belt and Sun Belt have long sought ways to reduce infrastructure maintenance and service costs as well as blight, and the author describes and evaluates some efforts that have reached the implementation stage.
Vol. 63, No. 5 [May 2011] p.3
Jan G. Laitos and Andrew Swan
The Growing Role of Nonuse Values in Land Use Planning and Environmental Law
The authors describe the progression of our concept of land from one of exploitation value, which may require restriction to avoid harm to others, to recognition of its nonanthropocentric value to the natural world.
Vol. 63, No. 1 [January 2011] p.3
John R. Nolon and Patricia E. Salkin
Integrating Sustainable Development Planning and Climate Change Management: A Challenge to Planners and Land Use Attorneys
Planners and attorneys are reminded that climate change efforts are an outgrowth of sustainable development law and, like development, may be best addressed at the local level.
Vol. 63, No. 1 [March 2011] p.3
Code Green: Is "Greening" the Building Code the Best Approach to Create a Sustainable Built Environment?
Shapiro explores the types of building code reforms that may be adopted in an effort to achieve sustainability, their benefits and drawbacks, and their role in the context of other measures that might be undertaken at the local level.
Vol. 63, No. 6 [June 2011] p.3
Stephanie Wang, Timothy Green, and Rebecca Davis
Local Power: Generating Clean Energy in Our Communities
Concerns about security and resilience of the power grid, and quickly changing power generation technology, have led to an increased role for local communities and state-level actors in planning for and accommodating small- and medium-scale energy production.
Vol. 63, No. 7 [July 2011] p.3