Projects in the United States

Edward Ziegler

Professor of Law
Projects in the United States

Professor Ziegler’s consulting, research projects, and lectures on land use planning in the United States have ranged from work for the Port of Dutch Harbor on the Bering Sea and Anchorage, Alaska to New York City’s special zoning districts and Florida’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, which manages development of Disney World. He also has served as a pro bono consultant to numerous cities and counties and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States on matters related to zoning and urban planning law.

Disney World

Professor Ziegler also has been involved in research projects or symposia for the Center for the Study of American and Comparative Law, the Southwest Legal Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, The Conservation Foundation, the American Bar Association, the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Homebuilders, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has also served as a consultant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Architects, the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, the International Making Cities Livable Association, the World Bank, Toyota, the Urban Age Institute, as well as the United States’ Senate Judiciary and Senate Public Works and the Environment Committees on matters related to land use and private property rights.

New York City

His writings have dealt with a wide range of legal topics and issues including foundational works on the constitutional protection of private property rights in the urban planning process. Below are two of his articles on this topic.

Edward Ziegler , Partial Taking Claims, Ownership Rights in Land and Urban Planning Practice: The Emerging Dichotomy Between Uncompensated Regulation and Compensable Benefit Extraction Under the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause, 22 UTAH J. LAND RES. & ENVTL. L. 1 (2002).

Edward Ziegler, Partial Taking Claims and Horizontal Equity: Making Sense of Fundamental Fairness and Development Restrictions , 19 ZONING & PLANNING L. REP. 53 (1996).

Port of Dutch Harbor

In recent years his work and lectures have focused on sustainable development and quality of life issues involved in auto-dependent development of metropolitan regions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Some of his articles on this topic are listed below.

Edward Ziegler, The Case for Megapolitan Growth Management in the Twenty-First Century: Regional Urban Planning and Sustainable Development in the United States , 1 INTERNATIONAL J. OF LAW IN THE BUILT ENVT. 105 (2009) (University of Manchester, UK).

Edward Ziegler, Megapolitan Growth Management for Sustainable Development in the 21 st Century: Finally Closing the Door on the Economic, Environmental, Infrastructure, and Other Human Costs and Calamities of Exclusionary and Auto-Dependent Local Urban Planning Schemes , 32 ZONING AND PLANNING LAW REPORT 1 No. 4 (2009).

Edward Ziegler, The Case for Megapolitan Growth Management in the 21st Century: Regional Urban Planning and Sustainable Development in the United States , 41 URBAN LAWYER 147 (2009).