Urban Legal History: The Development of New Haven (20264). 3 units. Under what conditions do residents of a city succeed in cooperating to mutual advantage? This seminar will explore this question by focusing on the physical development of New Haven from 1638 to the present. Readings and class sessions will address, among other topics, colonial land allotments and the initial Nine Squares layout; private subdivisions, such as the one on Hillhouse Avenue; land assembly by Yale and others; the street network, the Green, and other public lands; the provision of public works as the Farmington Canal, and of public goods such as water supply and street car service; and evolving controls on building quality and land use. Special attention will be given to New Haven's nationally conspicuous efforts, since 1940, to provide public housing, renew neighborhoods, and nurture a nonprofit housing sector. Paper required. To receive credit for satisfying the Supervised Analytic Writing requirement, a student must devote two semesters to the paper. Enrollment limited to fourteen. R.C. Ellickson.