Courses, Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
Land Use and Property Rights in America
- Location(s): Ongoing Online Course
- Tuition: FREE
- AICP CM Credits: 3.75
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Harvey Jacobs is Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison. Professor Jacobs focuses on how societies define property and the institutions they develop to manage the relationship between private and public property rights. He has served as the Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning since 1984 and the director of the University’s Land Tenure Center from 1999-2002
Since the 1990s, the property rights movement has played a significant role in the land use and environmental arena at the national, state, and local levels. The national coalition has helped to pass legislation in 27 states that restricts the right of state and local governments to enact and enforce land use regulations and has reshaped public dialogue on the appropriate balance of private and public property rights. This course, developed by Harvey Jacobs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, acquaints participants with the history and structure of the property rights movement; approaches taken to restrict land use and environmental planning and policy (such as Measure 37 in Oregon); strategies to engage land use planning’s opponents in constructive dialogue; policy approaches that address the concerns of property rights advocates; and the future of property rights in local, state, and national politics.
This course qualifies for Certification Maintenance credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners, Department of Planning and Urban Form AICP CM Credits: 3.75
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