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Legal Issues in Sign Codes

This course provides basic knowledge of the legal issues involved in sign codes, focusing on constitutionally-compliant sign codes in the aftermath of U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Reed v Town of Gilbert

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (59 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    2.
    What Gilbert Did Wrong
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    3.
    Supreme Court Decision
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Content Neutrality in Sign Codes
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    5.
    Five Regulatory Principles After Reed
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Relevant Supreme Court Cases
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Permitting Requirements and the Law
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Takings and Non-Conforming Signs
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Regulating Aesthetics
    Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    Other Legal Issues
    Chapter Duration 4 mins

Course Description

This course provides basic knowledge of the legal issues involved in sign codes, including content neutrality, permitting standards, nonconforming signs, and trademarked logos. The course will focus on how to draft and enforce constitutionally-compliant sign codes in the aftermath of U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Reed v Town of Gilbert

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  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including Law credit. 

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James Carpentier

James Carpentier

James Carpentier is State and Local Government Affairs Manager with the International Sign Association (ISA).

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