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- By James Dougherty. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1999. 3rd edition.
Texas Municipal Zoning Law has long been the authoritative resource on zoning in Texas. It includes an overview of the historical development of zoning law, an explanation of the existing law and guide to modifying or adopting new ordinances to accomplish planning goals. Annual updates ensure its relevance.
- By John Nolon. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 1st.
"Use this compact reference for a condensed study of the subject matter contained in most leading land use casebooks. Text provides coverage of common-law controls, private law devices, planning processes, land development regulation, zoning, and taxation. The last chapter addresses new influencing considerations in land use, such as energy and space." - from the publisher
- By Daniel Mandelker. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 6th edition.
"Land Use Law, Fifth Edition reviews local planning and land use regulation programs, and is the only treatise with comprehensive citations to federal and state court decisions, as well as state statutes. Both land use practitioners and general practitioners whose clients have land use regulation problems will find this book a valuable addition to their library." - from the publisher
- By Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer and Thomas E. Roberts. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 2nd.
This Hornbook provides greater depth than the nutshell, but less than the Practitioner's edition of this book. It provides a discussion of print and online sources for further research.
- By Barlow Burke. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2013. 3rd edition.
The LexisNexis “Understanding” series is similar to West’s Nutshells and Carolina Academic Press’ “Mastering” series. Each topic mirrors the coverage of a first year law school course. Major statutes and important case law are covered, but detailed footnotes are left for the treatise on the subject. While written with law students in mind, this type of overview can be helpful as a refresher for lawyers or a starting point for other researchers. LexisNexis provides a detailed Table of Contents and the first chapter of most volumes in the series on their website http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/study/understanding/