constitution of the united states we the people preamble

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.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (69 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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    1.
    Introduction
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    Constitutional Basis
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Eminent Domain
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Introduction to Regulatory Takings
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Property as a Bundle of Rights
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Destroying Investment Backed Expectations
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Reciprocity of Advantage
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    Conceptual Severance
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Exactions: Essential Nexus
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Exactions: Rough Proportionality
    Chapter Duration 8 mins

Course Description

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.

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits. 

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1.25 CNU-A credit.

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Thomas Hawkins

Thomas Hawkins

Thomas Hawkins, a Florida licensed attorney, has represented parties on all sides of the planning and development review process including developers, neighborhood groups and local governments.

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"The subject matter was extremely relevant to my day-to-day job duties and really made the subject of what does and does not constitute a taking much clearer to me."
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