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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 (2 mins)
  • 2. What Gilbert Did Wrong (4 mins)
  • 3. Supreme Court Decision (10 mins)
  • 4. Content Neutrality in Sign Codes (6 mins)
  • 5. Five Regulatory Principles After Reed (4 mins)
  • 6. Relevant Supreme Court Cases (7 mins)
  • 7. Permitting Requirements and the Law (7 mins)
  • 8. Takings and Non-Conforming Signs (7 mins)
  • 9. Regulating Aesthetics (3 mins)
  • 10. Other Legal Issues (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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