Harvey M. Jacobs

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Selected Publications


Conservation Easements in the U.S. and Abroad: Reflections and Views Toward the Future, Working Paper, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2014. View Publication.

“Private Property as a Human Right?” Études Foncieres No. 165 (2013): 10-14. View Publication.

“Private Property and Human Rights: A Mis-match in the 21st Century?” International Journal of Social Welfare 22, S1, (2013): S85-S101. View Publication.

“Public Land Development as a Strategic Tool for Redevelopment: Reflections on the Dutch Experience,” E. van der Krabben and H. M. Jacobs.  Land Use Policy 30, 1 (2013): 774-783. View Publication.

"Talking About Property Rights Over Tea: Discourse and Policy in the U.S. and Europe," published in the edited volume Planning by Law and Property Rights Reconsidered, T. Hartmann and B. Needham, editors, Surrey, England & Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012, pp 71-96. View Publication.

“Non-Regulatory Approaches to Biodiversity Management: 20th Century Lessons from the U.S.,” in Biodiversite: Droits de Propriété, Économie et Environnement M. Falque and H. Lamotte, eds., Bruylant, Brussels, 2012, pp. 293-301. View Publication

"All Sound, No Fury? The Impacts of State-based Kelo Laws," H. M. Jacobs and E. M. Bassett. Planning and Environmental Law 63, 2 (2011): 3-8. View Publication (This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Planning & Environmental Law © 2011 American Planning Association; Planning & Environmental Law is available online at this link. )

"Rarely Managing Growth: The Under-utilization of Land Use Planning," in Rural Housing and Exurbanization, D.M. Marcouiller, M. B. Lapping, and O. J. Furuseth, eds., Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011, pp. 259-271.

“Stop the Beach Renourishment: Is an Answer 'Blowin’ in the Wind?',” Planning and Environmental Law 62, 9(2010): 7-9.

“Social Conflict Over Property Rights: The End, A New Beginning or a Continuing Conversation?,” Housing Policy Debate 20, 3: 329-349.

“After “Kelo”: Political Rhetoric and Policy Responses,” H. M. Jacobs and E. M. Bassett.  Land Lines 22, 2(2010): 14-20. View Publication

“The Logic and Il-Logic of Regionalism – Fighting Over Property Taxes and Growth,” Regional View: Newsletter of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, No. 1, February 2010: 4. View Publication

“Planning is Un-American! (or, what to say when you are accused of being a communist),” Small Town and Rural Planning (newsletter of the American Planning Association division) (June 2009): 1, 6-7, 9.  View Publication

"U.S. Private Property Rights in International Perspective,” in Property Rights and Land Policies, G. K. Ingram and Y-H Hong, eds.  Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2009, pp. 52-69. View Publication

“Private Property in the 22nd Century,” Planning 75, 5 (2009): 24. View Publication

“Property Rights: The Neglected Theme of 20th Century American Planning,” co-author with Kurt Paulsen, Journal of the American Planning Association 75, 2 (2009): 135-143.

"An Alternative Perspective on U.S. – European Property Rights and Land Use Planning: Differences without any Substance,” Planning and Environmental Law 61, 3 (2009): 3-12.  View Publication

“L’engrenage de la Croissance Urbaine: La Place de la Propriété dans la Planification Urbaine,” (The Machinery of Urban Growth: The Role of Property in the Planning Process”),  Études Foncières No. 132 (2008): 12-16. View Publication (French)

“The Future of the Regulatory Takings Issue in the U.S. and Europe: Divergence or Convergence?”  Urban Lawyer 40, 1 (2008): 51-72. View Publication

"Designing Pro-Poor Rewards for Ecosystem Services: Lessons from the U.S.?"  Tenure Brief, No. 8., March 2008.  Madison, WI: Land Tenure Center. View Publication

"New Actions or New Arguments over Regulatory Takings?" Yale Law Journal Pocket Part 117 (2007: 65-70.
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"Social Conflict Over Property Rights," Land Lines 19, 2 (April) 2007: 14-19. View Publication

The "Taking" of Europe: Globalizing the American Ideal of Private Property (Working Paper). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006 (February).

"Claiming the Site: Evolving Social-Legal Conceptions of Ownership and Property," in Site Matters, C. Burns and A. Kahn, eds. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 19-37.

Private Property in the 21st Century: The Future of an American Ideal. Editor. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar 2004

“Introduction: Is All That is Solid Melting Into Air?” in H. M. Jacobs, ed. Private Property in the 21st Century: The Future of An American Ideal. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2004, pp. 1-15.

“The Future of An American Ideal,” in H. M. Jacobs, ed. Private Property in the 21st Century: The Future of An American Ideal. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2004, pp. 171-184. View Publication

"The Politics of Property Rights at the National Level: Signals and Trends," Journal of the American Planning Association 69(2)(2003): 181-189. View Publication

“Making Sense of (Making Cents in) a Changing Urban Form,” in DoubleTake: A Rephotographic History of Madison, Wisconsin, Z. Williams, ed. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002, pp. 19-22.

"Searching for Urban Wisconsin," Wisconsin Academy Review 47(1)(2001): 49-50.

"Practicing Land Consolidation in a Changing World of Land Use Planning," Kart og Plan (Norwegian Journal of Mapping and Planning) 60(3)(2000): 175-182.

"The Ambiguous Role of Private Voluntary Methods in Public Land Use Policy: A Comment," Journal of Planning Education and Research 19(4)(2000): 424-426. View Publication

"Searching for Urban Wisconsin," in In My Neighborhood: Celebrating Wisconsin Cities, A. Dearlove and M. McIntyre, eds.  1000 Friends of Wisconsin Land Use Institute Anthology Project,  Madison, WI: Prairie Oak Press, 2000, pp. 152-154.

"Regolazioni Basate su Meccanismi di Mercato in un Sistema di Governo Decentro  (Market-based Regulatory Approaches in a System of Decentralized Governance)," in Urbanistica e Fiscalità Locale: Orientamenti di Riforma e Buone Pratiche in Italia e all'estero, F. Curti, ed.  Milan, Italy: Maggioli Editore, 1999, pp. 135-150.

"Protecting Agricultural Lands Under the Threat of Urbanization: Lessons for Developing Countries from Developed Countries," in Proceedings: International Seminar on Land Policy and Economic Development, Taoyuan, Taiwan: International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training, 1999, pp. 210-227. View Publication

"State Property Rights Laws: The Impacts of Those Laws on My Land," Policy Focus Report.  Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, March 1999. View Publication

"Fighting Over Land: America's Legacy . . . America's Future?" Journal of the American Planning Association 65(2)(1999): 141-149. View Publication

Who Owns America?: Social Conflict Over Property Rights. Editor.  Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.

"The 'Wisdom,' But Uncertain Future, of the Wise Use Movement," in Who Owns America?: Social Conflict Over Property Rights, H. M. Jacobs, editor.  Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998, pp. 29-44. View Publication

"Learning to be a Wisconsin Writer," in A Place to Which We Belong: Wisconsin Writers on Wisconsin Landscapes, D. Boyer and J. Isherwood, eds. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Anthology Project.  Madison, WI: 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Land Use Institute, 1998, pp. 135-137.

"The Impact of State Property Rights Laws: Those Laws and My Land," Land Use Law and Zoning Digest 50(3)(1998): 3-8. View Publication

"Programmi di Trasferimento dei Diritti Edificatori in USA: Oggi e Domani (Programs for the Transfer of Development Rights Programs in the U.S.: Present and Future)," Urbanistica no. 109 (1997): 62-65.

"Le Culte de la Propriété aux Etats-Unis (The Cult of Ownership in the United States)," Études Foncières No. 77 (1997): 55-58.

"The Transfer of Property Rights in the USA," Naturopa No. 85 (1997): 18.

"La Controverse sur les Droits De Propriété aux Etats-Unis: Un Avenir Incertain (The Controversy over Property Rights in the United States: An Uncertain Future)," in Droits De Propriété et Environnement (Property Rights and Environment), M. Falque and M. Massenet, eds. Paris: Dalloz, 1997, pp. 306-317.

"Regional Planning," co-author with Edward J. Jepson, Jr., in Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People, Vol. 2, G. A. Goreham, ed., Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 1997, pp. 602-604.

"Community-Based Tenure Reform in Urban Africa: The Community Land Trust Experiment in Voi, Kenya," co-author with Ellen M. Bassett, Land Use Policy 14(3)(1997): 215-229. View Publication

"Whose Rights, Whose Regulations? Land Theory, Land Policy, and the Ambiguous Future of the New Private Property Rights Movement in the U.S.," Environmental Planning Quarterly 13(3)(1996): 3-8.

"A Public Planning Perspective on Strategic Planning," co-author with Jerome L. Kaufman in Readings in Planning Theory, S. Campbell and S. Fainstein, eds.  Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996, pp. 323-343.

"Centralized Growth Management Policy and Local Land Use Decision Making: Learning from Oregon's Experience," co-author with Thomas D. Armstrong, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 51(4)(1996): 285-287. View Publication

"Zarzdzanie Uóytkowaniem Ziemi W Celu Ochrony Ðrodowiska W Strefach Podmiejskich (Land Use Management for Protecting the Suburban Environment: The Lessons of the U.S. Experience for Poland)," in Gospodarka Samorzdów Terytorialnych W Ðwietle DoÑwiadcze½ Ameryka½skich, L. M. Salamon et al. eds., Lodz, Poland: Fundacaja Promocji Czystych Technologii, 1995, pp. 120-138.

"Statutory Takings Legislation: The National Context, the Wisconsin and Minnesota Proposals," co-author with Brian W. Ohm, Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal 2(2)(1995): 173-223. View Publication

"The Anti-Environmental, 'Wise Use' Movement in America," Land Use Law and Zoning Digest 47(2)(1995): 3-8.

"Planning the Use of Land for the 21st Century," in Classic Readings in Urban Planning: An Introduction, J. M. Stein, ed.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1995, pp. 158-164.

"Ethics in Environmental Planning Practice: The Case of Agricultural Land Protection," in Planning Ethics: A Reader in Planning Theory, Practice and Education, S. Hendler, ed.  New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1995, pp. 154-173.

"Contemporary Environmental Philosophy and Its Challenge to Planning Theory," in Planning Ethics: A Reader in Planning Theory, Practice and Education, S. Hendler, ed.  New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1995, pp. 83-103. View Publication

"I Programmi di Trasferimento dei Diritti Volumetrici nell'Esperienza Statunitense (Transferable Development Rights Programs in the American Experience)", in Tra Citta E Campagna: Periurbanizzaziione e Politiche Territoriali, F. Boscacci and R. Camagni, eds.  Milan, Italy: Fondazione Cariplo per la Ricerca Scientifica, 1994, 307-327.

"Public Education for Growth Management: Lessons from Wisconsin's Farmland Preservation Program," co-author with Sara E. Johnson, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 49(4)(1994): 333-338. View Publication

"The Impact of Land Value and Real Property Taxation on the Timing of Central City Redevelopment in New Zealand," co-author with Susan L. Roakes and Richard Barrows, Journal of Planning Education and Research 13(3)(1994): 174-184.

"Ties that Bind: Native American Beliefs as a Foundation for Environmental Consciousness," co-author with Annie L. Booth, in Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence, S. Armstrong and R. Botzler, eds.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1993, pp. 519-526.  [partial reprint of 1990 article noted below]

"A Public Planning Perspective on Strategic Planning," co-author with Jerome L. Kaufman in Strategic Planning for Local Government: A Handbook for Officials and Citizens, R. L. Kemp, ed.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 1993, pp. 9-28. [reprint of 1987 article noted below]

The Changing Nature of Settlement Policy in the U.S.: A Theoretical and Case Study Review," in The Greening of Rural Policy: Perspectives from the Developed World.  S. Harper, ed.  London, U.K.: Belhaven Press, 1993, pp. 135-150.

"Wetland Protection as Land Use Planning: The Impact of Section 404 in Wisconsin," co-author with Catherine R. Owen, Environmental Management 16(3)(1992): 345-353.

"Planning the Use of Land for the 21st Century," Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 47(1)(1992): 32-34.

"Local and Regional Land Conservation Organizations: An Emerging Actor in Outdoor Recreation," co-author with Pamela E. Foti, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 9(1)(1991): 31-42.

"Land Resource Policy and Planning in Wisconsin: An Interpretive History," co-author with Harold C. Jordahl, Jr. and John C. Roberts, in Future Issues Facing Wisconsin's Land Resources, S. M. Born, D. A. Harkin, H. M. Jacobs, and J. C. Roberts, eds. (IES Report 138).  Madison, WI: Institute for Environmental Studies and University of Wisconsin-Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990, pp 9-25.

"Ties that Bind: Native American Beliefs as a Foundation for Environmental Consciousness," co-author with Annie L. Booth, Environmental Ethics 12(1)(1990): 27-43.

"Private Public-Interest Land Use Planning: Land Trusts in the Upper Mid-West," co-author with Pamela E. Foti, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 44(4)(1989): 317-319. View Publication

"Land Use Impacts of Private Sewage Systems in Wisconsin," co-author with Mark E. Hanson, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 44(2)(1989): 149-152.

"Private Sewage Systems in Wisconsin: Implications for Planning and Policy," co-author with Mark E. Hanson, Journal of the American Planning Association 55(2)(1989): 169-180. View Publication

"Debates in Rural Land Planning Policy: A Twentieth Century History from New York State," Journal of Rural Studies 5(2)(1989): 137-148.

"Implementing Local Multipurpose Land Information Systems: Political-Economic Research Issues," Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 13(1)(1989): 3-13.

"Localism and Land Use Planning," Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 6(1)(1989): 1-17. View Publication

"Social Equity in Agricultural Land Protection," Landscape and Urban Planning 17(1)(1989): 21-33.

"A Public Planning Perspective on Strategic Planning," co-author with Jerome L. Kaufman, Journal of the American Planning Association 53(1)(1987): 23-33. View Publication

"Constructing a National, Rural Land Transfer Data Base,"  co-author with D. David Moyer, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 41(4)(1986): 231-234.

"A Mascot for the Profession," Planning 50(12)(1984): 18.

"Sustained Land Productivity: Equity Consequences of Alternative Technologies," co-author with Charles C. Geisler, J. Tadlock Cowan and Michael R. Hattery in The Social Consequences and Challenges of New Agricultural Technologies, G. M. Berardi and C. C. Geisler, eds., Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1984, pp. 213‑236.

"The Improbability of Urban Policy: The Case of the United States," co-author with William W. Goldsmith, Journal of the American Planning Association 48(1)(1982): 53‑66. View Publication

The Community Land Trust Handbook, Emmaus, PA.: Rodale Press, 1982. [Co-author with an eight member team, under the sponsorship/corporate authorship of the Institute for Community Economics.]