Clyde W. Forrest
Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
JD, University of Tulsa, 1962
Professor Forrest is both an attorney and planner. He has been
in private practice and served as Assistant Director of the Office
of Urban and Community Planning, University of Oklahoma and their
Model Cities Program. From 1959 to 1962 he was a planner and
legal coordinator for the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.
as an expert on state and local land use, zoning, and subdivision
law, he has written model legislation for the
State of Illinois; consulted with federal, state, and local
governments; and led public service and continuing education
programs in planning
and environmental law. Current research includes studies of
groundwater, federal environmental regulation, and land-use controls
to the taking issue.
Professor Forrest served as Director of
the Illinois General Assembly's Land Resources Study Commission.
He is the Vice
Chair of the APA Divisions Council and Past Chair of the
Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Division of the American
Room 111, Temple Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Current Research Areas
Smart Growth & Sustainable Development
Blaesser, Forrest, Kmiec, Mandelker, Weinstein and Williams. Land
Use and the Constitution. Planner's Press, Chicago-Washington D.C.,
Forrest , Clyde W. "Relief From Zoning Ordinance". Am Jur-Trials,
16:99-203, Bancroft-Whitney, San Francisco, California, 1969.
Forrest, Clyde W., "Legal Basis of Local Revenues," TMAPC 1960
Co-author, "Financial Capacity of Local Government," TMAPC, 1960
Assisted field survey of housing and structure condition for Tulsa
Community Renewal Program
"The 'Common' Problem in Planning Law". Presented at the American
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, New York, New York,
"Legal Precedents for Urban Forest Protection" in Harper and Rolf,
Forging A Forestry Future in the Midwest. Department of Forestry,
University of Illinois, 1983.
"Energy Conservation Through Building and Subdivision Ordinances".
Using Land to Conserve Energy. Proceedings Illinois-Indiana Bi-State
"Annexation as a Planning Tool". Papers of AIP Planning Law Section,
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1979.
"Home Rule and Municipal Zoning". Land Use and Zoning in Illinois.
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April, 1974,
"Improved Land Use Regulation for the Home Rule Municipality".
Home Rule in Illinois. Assembly on Home Rule in Illinois, October,
1973, Institute of Government, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
"Administrative Relief'. Land Use and Zoning in Illinois. Illinois
Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October, 1970, Springfield,
Illinois (revised 1974).
Forrest, Clyde W. "Planned Unit Development And Takings Post Dolan",
Northern Illinois University Law Review, Vol.15, No. 3, Summer
"An Alternative for Illinois Land Use Legislation", Northern
Illinois Law Review, v.12, p.741, 1992
"Planning for Land Use, in Illinois Land Use Law@, Illinois Institute
for Continuing Legal Education, Springfield, 1984.
Forrest, Kim, Petrie and Przypyszny. "Tax Increment Financing
and Its Effects on Property Tax Revenues and Real Estate Values".
Office of Real Estate Research, University of Illinois, Urbana,
Forrest, C.W., Kim, T.J., and Przypyszny, K. "Determining Potential
Gaines and Losses of Tax Increment Financing". Planning Advisory
Service, No. 389, American Planning Association, July 1985, pp.
"A Zoning Amendment - Step by Step". The Journal, Oklahoma Bar