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Property Rights in America
Location(s): Ongoing Online Course
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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.