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Planning and the Law: The Takings Clause

This course will help students understand and explore three legal concepts borne of the United States Constitution's Takings Clause: eminent domain, regulatory takings, and exactions. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify whether a particular government action is at risk of violating the Takings Clause.

  • 69 Mins
  • Published
    2014
AICP CM
CNU-A

The United States Constitution protects a person's right to property. At the same time, regulating the use of land for the benefit of the public is an important function of state and local governments. These two interests abut and often conflict. This course will help viewers understand where these two interests meet by exploring three legal concepts borne of the Takings Clause: eminent domain, regulatory takings, and exactions. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify whether a particular government action is at risk of violating the Takings Clause.

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits