Brian Ohm

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Selected Publications

 

Ohm, Brian W.  2013.  Wisconsin Land Use and Planning Law.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Law School.  283 pages.

Ohm, Brian W.  2012.  Land use.  Chapter 10 in Handbook for Wisconsin Municipal Officials.  Madison: League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

Ohm, Brian W.  2011.  There Goes the Neighborhood: Conflicts Associated with the Location and Operation of Airports.  Chapter 18 in Elizabeth Hoppe, ed. Ethical Issues in Aviation.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Ohm, Brian W.  2011.  The Smart Growth Movement, Planning, and Information Technology. Chapter 9 in Niemann, Benjamin, Dave Moyer, Steven Ventura, Richard Chenoweth, and Doug Miskowiak. Citizen Planners Shaping Communities with Spatial Tools.  Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Hibbard, Calder, Leslie McInenly, Lee Nellis, Kayla Block-Torgerson, Jane Prohaska, Michael, Kilgore, Brian Ohm, Jean Coleman, Steve Taff and Stephanie Snyder.  2011.  Maintaining the Forestland Base in Minnesota: Forestland Pparcelization and Policy Tools.  Minnesota Forest Resources Council.  185 pages. 

Rosen, Lara, and Brian Ohm.  2010.  Protecting Our Turf: Should Planners in Wisconsin Be Licensed?  Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association Newsletter (Spring).

Ohm, Brian W., Thomas Gaumert, Michael S. Adams.  2010.  “The Institutional Structure for River Management in Germany: A Case Study of the Elbe River.”  Chapter in  Transatlantic Institutional Environmental Policy in Relation to Environmental Education.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ohm, Brian W.  2010.  “An Institutional Framework for Interdisciplinary Investigations of Environmental Issues in Post-secondary Education: The Wisconsin River Context,” Chapter in  Transatlantic Institutional Environmental Policy in Relation to Environmental Education.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.

M. Adams, B. Hale, T. Gaumert, M. Bergman, B. Ohm, and C. D'Elia.  2010.  “Environmental History of the German Elbe River: Interactions Among the Ecological, Economic, and Political Environments.”  Chapter in  Transatlantic Institutional Environmental Policy in Relation to Environmental Education.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gaumert, Thomas, Brian W. Ohm, Michael S. Adams.  2010. “History of the Formation of the ARGE ELBE, the IKSE, and the FGG Elbe.”  Chapter in  Transatlantic Institutional Environmental Policy in Relation to Environmental Education.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ohm, Brian W.  2010.  2010 Updates to Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Planning Law.  Perspectives On Planning.  (May) 1-4, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  2008.  Protecting Coastal Investments: Examples of Regulations for Wisconsin’s Coastal CommunitiesUniversity of Wisconsin Sea Grant and University of Wisconsin Extension.  67 pages.

Ohm, Brian W.  2008.  Zoning Districts Must Include Permitted Uses.  Zoning Practice, vol. 25, no. 10, p. 7.

Brewster, Chris, Matt Lawlor, Brian Ohm and Mark White.  2008 Tweaking the System: Getting Projects Built and Codes Changed Within the Existing Zoning Framework.  Chapter 3 in Doris Goldstein and Dan Slone, eds., A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development.  New York: John Wiley & Sons. 

Ohm, Brian W. and Mark White.  2008.  Changing the Rules: New Approaches to Zoning.  Chapter 4 in Doris Goldstein and Dan Slone, eds., A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development.  New York: John Wiley & Sons. 

Ohm, Brian W.  2007.  Amicus Curiae Brief for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association and the American Planning Association to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Wisconsin Realtors Association v. Town of West Point. 13 pages.

Sitkowski, Robert J. and Brian W. Ohm.  2006.  Form-based Land Development RegulationsUrban Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 163-172.  (Reprinted in 2007 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, Patricia E. Salkin, editor, Thompson/West.)

Ohm, Brian W.  2006.  What Do Planners Do?  Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association News.  Vol. 2006, No. 1, p. 4+.

Ohm, Brian W.  2005.  Universities as Participants in Land Uuse Enabling Law Reform.  Chapter 13 in Knaap, Gerrit and Wim Wiewel, eds., Universities and Smart Growth.  Armonk, N.Y., M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 

Ohm, Brian W.  2005.  Let the Courts Guide You: Planning and Zoning ConsistencyZoning Practice, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 2-7.

Ohm, Brian W. and Robert J. Sitkowski.  2004.  Integrating New Urbanism and Affordable Housing ToolsUrban Lawyer, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 857-866. 

Ohm, Brian W. and Robert J. Sitkowski.  2003.  The Influence of New Urbanism on Local Ordinances: The Twilight of Zoning?  Urban Lawyer, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 783-794.  (Cited by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Andros v. Town of West Hartford, 285 Conn. 309, 939 A.2d 1146  (2008); cited by the Court of Chancery of Delaware, Sussex, in Barry v. Town of Dewey Beach, 2006 Del. Ch. LEXIS 115.)

Ohm, Brian W.  2003.  Consistency and the Comprehensive Plan.  The Municipality, vol. 98, no. 7, pp. 230 - 238.

Ohm, Brian W., John Merrill, Joni Herren, and Erich Schmidtke.  2003.  Housing Wisconsin: A Guide to Preparing the Housing Eelement of a Local Comprehensive Plan[Second Edition].  University of Wisconsin Extension. 

Ohm, Brian W.  2003.  The Patch-work Quilt of Town Zoning in Wisconsin.  Perspectives On Planning.  5(1): 1-2, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Sitkowski, Robert J., and Brian W. Ohm.  2002.  Enabling the New UrbanismUrban Lawyer, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 935-943.

Ohm, Brian W.  2002.  Land Use & Water Planning--Understanding Public, Private Property Rights.  Focus on the Waters, vol. 13, no.3, pp.12-16.

Ohm, Brian W.  2002.  Planning for Natural Resources: A Guide to Including Natural Resources in Local Comprehensive PlanningUniversity of Wisconsin Extension and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  85 pages.

Sitkowski, Robert J., Anna M. Breinich, and Brian W. Ohm.  2001.  Enabling Legislation for Traditional Neighborhood Development Regulations.  Land Use Law and Zoning Digest, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 3-10.  (Cited by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Andros v. Town of West Hartford, 285 Conn. 309, 939 A.2d 1146  (2008).)

Ohm, Brian W.  2001.  Adopting a Comprehensive Plan by Ordinance.  The Municipality, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 120-121.  

Ohm, Brian W.  2001.  Required Elements of a Local Comprehensive Plan University of Wisconsin Extension, Cooperative Extension Publications # G3749.  4 pages.

Ohm, Brian W.  2001.  Key Points about Wisconsin's New Comprehensive Planning and "Smart Growth" Law.  University of Wisconsin Extension, Cooperative Extension Publications # G3750.  2 pages.

Ohm, Brian W.  2001.  Adopting a Comprehensive Plan by Ordinance.  Perspectives On Planning.  3(5): 1-2, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W., Matt Cobb, et. al. 2000.  Conservation Easement Legislation in the 7th and 8th Federal Judicial Districts.  Chapter 19 in Squires, Rod and Julie Gustanski, eds., Conservation Easements; Past, Present and Future.  Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Ohm, Brian W.  2000.  Book review.  City Making by Gerald E. Frug and Governance and Opportunity in America by Alan Altshuler, et. al., editors.  Journal of Planning Education and Research, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 260-263.

Ohm, Brian W. 2000.  Wisconsin: An Emerging National Leader in “Smart Growth.”  On Common Ground, National Association of Realtors, vol. 1, no. 1, pp.6-9.

Ohm, Brian W. 2000.  Elevating the Importance of Transportation Planning.  Common Ground, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 37-38.

Ohm, Brian W.  2000.  Reforming Land Planning Legislation at the Dawn of the 21st Century: the Emerging Influence of Smart Growth and Livable Communities.  Urban Lawyer, vol. 32., no. 2, pp. 181-210.

Ohm, Brian W.  2000.  The Purchase of Scenic Easements and Wisconsin’s Great River Road: A Progress Report on Perpetuity.  Journal of the American Planning Association, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 177-188.  (Reprinted in Regional Government Innovations: A Handbook for Citizens and Public Officials, Roger L. Kemp, editor, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Inc.)

Ohm, Brian W.  1999. Guide to Community Planning in Wisconsin. Madison: University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

Ohm, Brian W.  1999.  Today’s Decisions; Tomorrow’s Wisconsin.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Publications.  16 pages.

Edwards, Mary, and Brian Ohm.  1998.  Annexation: Fiscal Implications for Cities, Villages and Towns.  Common Ground, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 29-30, 35.

Ohm, Brian W.  1998.  Moratoria for Planning Purposes--More Questions Than Answers.  The Municipality, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 43, 45.

Ohm, Brian W. & Erich Schmidtke.  1998.  An Inventory of Land Use Plans in Wisconsin.  Extension Report 98-4, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.  55 pages.

Ohm, Brian W.  1997.  Towards a Theory of Wisconsin Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence.   Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 173-213.  (Reprinted in National Business Institute.  1997.  Land Use Planning and Eminent Domain in Wisconsin.  Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute.)  (Quoted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Eberle v. Dane County Board of Adjustment, 595 N.W.2d 730 (1999).).

Ohm, Brian W.  1997.  The Need to Update Wisconsin’s Planning Enabling Legislation.  Extension Report 97-4, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.  38 pages.

Ohm, Brian W.  1997.  Court Limits City’s Extraterritorial Plat Review Authority.  Perspectives On Planning. 3(3): 1-2, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1997.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court Strengthens Role of Master Plans.  Perspectives On Planning. 3(2): 1-2, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1997.  Wireless Facilities Siting.  The Municipality, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 173-174.   (Reprinted in Current Municipal Problems, vol. 24, no 1, pp. 43-47.).

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court Responds to Lucas.  48 Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 3-7.  (Reprinted in Great Lakes Wetlands, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 8-12 (1997).)

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  What is a Comprehensive Plan?  Perspectives On Planning.  2(8):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  Understanding Tax Base Sharing.  Perspectives On Planning.  2(7):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  The Final Report of the State Interagency Land Use Council: Updating Wisconsin’s Land Use System.  Perspectives On Planning.  2(6):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court Bolsters Prior “Takings” Decisions.  Perspectives on Planning.  2(5):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension (reprinted in Wisconsin Preservation, 20:5 (Sept./Oct. 1996)).

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  What is Meant by “State Goals” for Planning.  Perspectives on Planning.  2(4):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1996.  Vested Rights.  Perspectives on Planning.  2(1):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1995.  Reviving Comprehensive Planning in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area: The 1995 Amendments to the Metropolitan Land Planning Act.  Minnesota Real Estate Law Journal, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 81-86.

Jacobs, Harvey M. and Brian W. Ohm.  1995.  Statutory Takings Legislation: the National Context, the Wisconsin and Minnesota Proposals.  Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal, vol 2, no. 2, pp.173-223.

Ohm, Brian W.  1995.  Amicus Curiae Brief for The Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Zealy v. City of Waukesha.   

Ohm, Brian W.  1995.  A Context for Reforming Wisconsin Land Use Law.  Perspectives on Planning.   1(3):1-2.  Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension. 

Ohm, Brian W.  1994.  Wisconsin’s New Impact Fee Law.  Perspectives on Planning.  1(1):1-2.  Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.

Ohm, Brian W.  1993.  Growth Management in Minnesota: the Metropolitan Land Planning Act.  Hamline Law Review, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 359-387.

Ohm, Brian W.  1992.  Amicus Curiae Brief for The Metropolitan Council to the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Woodbury Place Partners v. City of Woodbury.

Ohm, Brian W.  1986.  Wisconsin's Environmental Decade, Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: The Limited Scope of Secondary Impacts in Threshold Determinations Under the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act.  Wisconsin Law Review, vol. 1986, no. 3, pp. 585-61.