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Urban Laboratory: Land Use Planning Law in Practice
Professor J. Byrne
J.D. Seminar 1282 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
Washington, DC, is undergoing its greatest physical and social transformation of the past half century. Students will engage with legal and planning issues of current real estate developments, analyzing issues of planning, zoning, historic preservation, environmental and other laws that are shaping the transformation. They will work in cooperation with students in Georgetown’s program in Urban and Regional Planning to study and participate in real planning efforts, involving projects such as the redevelopment of Union Station and of the air rights over I-395. Students will write short analytic papers, some of which may be comments submitted to regulatory agencies. Some classes will be held at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies or replaced by Saturday field trips.
Recommended: Prior or concurrent study of Land Use Law or Historic Preservation Law is recommended but not required.