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Planning and zoning concerns don't just arise in the course of a municipal law file or with respect to a major development project. They can be just as relevant to a residential or commercial purchase and sale, a minor by-law dispute, or the day-to-day operation of a small business. But, while these issues aren't just the province of specialists, they are specialized, and informed guidance is absolutely essential - and now conveniently available.
Halsbury's Planning and Zoning volume provides practitioners with a thoughtful and thorough explanation of this important area of law. Written by one of Canada's most respected land use practitioners, this national work clearly organizes and presents the black letter law and explains the nuanced framework that governs land use and development across Canada. It delivers straightforward answers to the kind of questions, both large and small, that lawyers will wrestle with on a variety of files, and does so in an accessible and cost-effective manner.
Topics covered in this essential reference include:
And much more.
William A. Buholzer, B.A., M.A. (Planning), LL.B., is a partner in the law firm of Young, Anderson in Vancouver. His practice focuses on land use and planning law, building regulation, Aboriginal law matters and opinions on a broad range of local government issues.
Mr. Buholzer holds an M.A. in Community and Regional Planning from U.B.C. and worked as a regional planner in Alberta before joining the City of Vancouver Planning Department from 1974 through 1980. Before attending law school he held positions with the federal Indian Affairs department, where he advised First Nations governments on community planning and capital programs.
A member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of B.C., he continues to be involved in professional development activities for planners, including frequent seminars sponsored by the Simon Fraser University City Program, where he is an Associate Member of Continuing Studies. He is the author of British Columbia Planning Law and Practice, a legal practice manual for planners published by Butterworths® in 2001, and the chapter on 'Development Rights' in the Continuing Legal Education Society's Real Estate Development Practice Manual. Mr. Buholzer is also the author of Local Government Under the Community Charter, a handbook on the Community Charter published by the B.C. Continuing Legal Education Society in 2009, and is frequently invited to speak at CLE courses on local government law. He is a past chair of the Municipal Law Section of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and is on the executive of the CBA's National Municipal Law Section
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