Religious Land Uses, Zoning, and the Courts

By Michael Giaimo, Lora Lucero

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Editors Michael Giaimo and Lora Lucero bring together some of the biggest names in land-use law in this discussion of religion, land use, and property rights. They look at how the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) has changed planning and offer practical guidance for creating fair review processes and avoiding legal challenges.

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April 15, 2009
American Bar Association and APA Planners Press

About the Authors

Michael Giaimo

Lora Lucero

Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Lora A. Lucero, AICP
Chapter One
Religion and the Constitution
Deborah M. Rosenthal, AICP
Chapter Two
The History of RLUIPA
Marci A. Hamilton
Chapter Three
The Perspective of the Religious Land Use Applicant
Roman P. Storzer
Chapter Four
The Unintended Consequences RLUIPA Has Visited on Residential Neighborhoods
Marci A. Hamilton
Chapter Five
RLUIPA -The Federal Perspective
Wendie L. Kellington
Chapter Six
RLUIPA in the Courts
Michael S. Giaimo
Chapter Seven
How Local Government Can Nip RLUIPA Claims in the Bud
Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP
Chapter Eight
RLUIPA Challenges: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Alan Weinstein
Chapter Nine
RLUIPA and Planners: The Importance of Fairness in Planning for and Regulating
Religious Land Uses
Graham S. Billingsley, AICP
Chapter Ten
The Top Ten Tips
Daniel P. Dalton, Vivian Kahn, FAICP, and Bryan W. Wenter, AICP
Seeing the Light Through RLUIPA's Haze
Patricia E. Salkin
Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000
Table of Cases