Juergensmeyer Co-Writes TDR Handbook

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law Professor Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer has co-written the first handbook on the Transfer of Development Rights programs.

TDR programs are an innovative planning tool, enabling the preservation of open spaces, historical sites or buildings, and farmland by shifting the development rights on those parcels to other parcels more suited for higher density. TDR programs are now occurring in 200 communities.

The TDR Handbook: Designing and Implementing Transfer of Development Rights Programs, is the first comprehensive book ever written on transfer of development rights programs. It was written by the leading experts on TDR programs including Arthur C. Nelson, Rick Pruetz, Doug Woodruff, James C. Nicholas, Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer and Jonathan Witten, and features a foreword written by Dwight Merriam.

The TDR Handbook will serve as an excellent tool for communities looking to create TDR programs.  Complete with detail including statutory guidance, model ordinances and suggestions for program administration, the TDR Handbook has been praised by law professors, county managers and planners for its thoroughness.

Updates the Sum & Substance Quick Review on Property

Juergensmeyer also recently co-authored an updated version of the Sum & Substance Quick Review on Property with Carol Necole Brown. This supplement, now in its fifth edition, has become an essential tool for first-year law students.

The concise, outline format of the Quick Review provides students with a big picture of property law in a minimal amount of time.  The case squibs make reviewing cases quick and easy.  Featuring review questions at the end of each chapter and practice multiple choice and essay questions with answers in the last few chapters, students can test their knowledge and determine where they should focus their studies during exam time.

Articles from Festschrift Symposium published

In 2010, Juergensmeyer, Professor of Law, Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law and director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, was honored with a Festschrift Symposium celebrating his 45th year of teaching law. The Festschrift Symposium was titled, A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure, and was sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth in the College of Law.

Recently, the articles associated with the Festschrift Symposium were published in a dedicated edition of The Urban Lawyer, the national journal on state and local government law produced by the American Bar Association. This special double issue of the Urban Lawyer features an introduction written by Juergensmeyer, “A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure:  An Introduction and Thank You,” and an article that he co-authored with Professor James C. Nicholas, “Loving Growth Management in the Time of Recession.”

The journal also features an article written by Jim Bross, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, titled “Sewers: Infra Dug and Infra Dig” and an article by the former Dean, Janice Griffith, “Green Infrastructure:  The Imperative of Open Space Preservation.”  Additionally, there are many other interesting articles by leading scholars from all over the United States, Europe, and the Middle East on a variety of topics including infrastructure planning, transportation, electricity, wastewater, social infrastructure, infrastructure and property rights, and the future of growth management.

Copies of The Urban Lawyer were distributed to all attendees of the Festschrift Symposium and members of the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law.

Juergensmeyer, who also is an adjunct professor of planning at Georgia Institute of Technology, is the author of nearly 100 books and articles on Property Law, Land Use Planning and Control Law, Environmental Law, Growth Management Law, and Agricultural Law.

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