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The Pleasure of the Crown: Anthropology, Law and First Nations

by Dara Culhane

An in-depth analysis of the history of the Aboriginal title issue in British Columbia, particularly the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


Our National Parks

by John Muir & Terry Gifford

‘Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away ... God has cared for these trees ... but he cannot save them from fools – only Uncle Sam can do that.’

First published in 1901, Our National Parks is possibly...


Local Government, Land Use, and the First Amendment

by Brian J. Connolly

This book is an re-mastered, retooled version of the ABA publication "Protecting Free Speech and Expression: The First Amendment and Land Use Law" which was published by the ABA. The book contains some theoretical...


Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting

by Arthur C. Nelson, John Travis Marshall, Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & James C. Nicholas

This book addresses market demand-based permitting and building planning in municipalities and counties. It reviews implications for property rights, protecting the local economy, and preventing development...


Litigating Religious Land Use Cases

by Daniel P. Dalton

Litigating Religious Land Use Cases, Second Edition is a thorough, detailed treatise that explains how to manage complex religious land use cases book in a manner that is easily understood. Although the subject-matter...


The Zoning and Land Use Handbook

by Ronald S. Cope

This book will help the busy general practitioner answer the most frequently asked questions and provide guidance on basic zoning procedures, property rights, and the nature of zoning litigation. In addition,...


Land Use Regulation

by Peter W. Salsich, Jr. & Timothy J. Tryniecki

Written by specialists in the field, Land Use Regulation provides real estate specialists, general practitioners, and planning officials with a convenient and practical resource for handling typical land use...


Seaside Dream Home Besieged

by T.G. Berlincourt

Captivated by the spectacular natural beauty of northern Californias Mendocino coast, the author and his wife, Margie, residents of Virginia, purchase a magnificent eleven-acre promontory high above the Pacific...


Beyond the Fracking Wars

by Beth E. Kinne & Erica Levine Powers

Beyond the Fracking Wars provides an accessible and credible reference for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens. It avoids a "pro" or "anti" position and serves as a balanced resource on common...


Foundations of Sustainable Development

by Dean M. Frieders

Sustainable development helps prevent permanent damage to the environment while incorporating methods that reduce the rate of consumption of resources. Helping meet the need for accessible information on this...


Assessing Urban Governance

by Luisa Moretto

When examining the relationship between urban governance and improved service provision in the Global South, there is frequently a gap between the rhetoric and the reality. Informal, practice-based local governance...


European and Asian Sustainable Towns

by Pascaline Gaborit

In the face of growing needs and problems around urbanization, the sustainable development of cities does not lie only in technology, research and innovation. Sustainable local development also results from...


Trading Zones in Environmental Education

by Marianne E. Krasny & Justin Dillon

Environmental educators often adhere to a relatively narrow theoretical paradigm focusing on changing attitudes and knowledge, which are assumed to foster pro-environmental behaviors, which, in turn, leads to...


NAMA-Land

by Frank Connolly

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) was created in 2009 to contain the spiralling fallout from Ireland’s property crisis. Its job as Ireland’s ‘bad bank’ was to act impartially to get the maximum...


Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

by Laurie Macfarlane, Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd & John Muellbauer

Why are house prices in many advanced economies rising faster than incomes? Why isn’t land and location taught or seen as important in modern economics? What is the relationship between the financial system...


Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand against the World's Most Powerful Industry

by Andrew Nikiforuk

The fossil fuel industry and many environmental groups tout hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” — as a panacea, with slick promises of energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and benefits to local...