Land Use and Property Rights in America - September 15, 2006

Land Use and Property Rights in America - September 15, 2006

ResourcePlus on behalf of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Since the early 1990s, the property rights movement has played a significant role in the land use and environmental area at the national, state, and local levels. The national coalition has helped pass legislation in 27 states that restricts the right of state and local governments to enact and enforce land use and environmental regulations and planning programs and it has reshaped public dialogue on the appropriate balance of private and public property rights.

This course, intended for land use and environmental planners and managers, citizens seeking to influence policy, and elected officials and their advisors, acquaints participants with the history and structure of the property rights movement; approaches it has taken to restrict land use and environmental planning and policy (such as the 2004 initiative, Measure 37, in Oregon, and the proposed I-933 in Washington); strategies undertaken to engage land use planning opponents in constructive dialogue; cutting-edge policy techniques that address the concerns of property rights advocates; and the future of property rights in local, state and national politics (for example the fallout from and follow-up to the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court Kelo decision).

Faculty for this course includes Harvey M. Jacobs, a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jacobs's research and teaching program focuses on public policy, theory, and philosophy for land use and environmental management. For over a decade he has focused much of his research and training on the rise and impact of the private property rights movement.

This course will be held on September 15th, 2006, at the Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, Washington. Tuition is $100.

This course is produced by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a non-profit educational institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its mission as a school is to study and teach land policy, including land economics and land taxation, with the goal of making knowledge about land and tax policy accessible and comprehensible to citizens, policy makers, and scholars in the United States and around the world.

Register on the Web:
Register by Phone: 1-888-845-8759

Related Link: Land Use and Property Rights In America - Register Now!

For more information contact:

Allison Lynch
ResourcePlus on behalf of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
200 Seaport Boulevard, Suite 309
MA 02210

Phone: 617-385-4254
Fax: 617-385-5166
Email: [email protected]

Posted August 30, 2006

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