An online research library featuring practical and scholarly entries on innovative land use laws, regulations, and practices.
The Gaining Ground Information Database is an ongoing project of the Joint Program of Land Use Studies, a program created by the Land Use Law Center at Pace University School of Law. This program is meant to foster dialogue among leaders in the diverse disciplines of academia, business, and legislation across state borders, facilitating more efficient and effective processes of land use policy development.
The Gaining Ground Database itself reflects this interdisciplinary focus. It includes documentation of land use, development, and other environmental laws on the federal, state, and local levels as well as academic research papers and commentaries on these laws and other political debates. The database intends to serve, overall, as a training and an educational resource for graduate students and professionals in the field of land use law, but the information is applicable to the broader disciplines of environmental studies and planning, among others.
The Land Use Law Center is continuing to update and develop the database with additional relevant articles and documentation of exemplary ordinances. For a list of topics and resources currently under development, see the following website: http://web.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=34985.