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Ch 5: Land Use & Regulations

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter introduce you to the regulations that control land use in federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Each lesson includes a self-assessment quiz so you can review what you have learned.

Land Use & Regulations - Chapter Summary

While a building or lot may be vacant, that doesn't mean it is available for just any use. Imagine if a local business wanted to open a 24-hour car wash on the beautifully wooded vacant lot next to your home! Sounds ridiculous, but without zoning and regulations, they could begin work tomorrow! In this chapter, you'll learn how municipalities monitor and protect neighborhoods - and the environment - by the use of:

  • Federal regulation and protection policies
  • Policing power of state and local governments
  • Zoning, including non-conforming and variances
  • Environmental regulations
  • Non-governmental restrictions

Our experienced instructors present these land use topics in easy-to-understand video lessons full of examples. Study at your convenience, and review any time you like. The written transcripts make it easy to look up a key term, and the video Timeline makes individual topic review a snap. Use the multiple-choice quizzes to test your understanding of the topics or as a quick review of previously covered material. And remember, if you have any questions along the way, our subject matter experts are here to help.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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