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Thomas Hawkins - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Thomas Hawkins Thomas Hawkins

Instructional Assistant Professor/Program Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Thomas Hawkins' research interests include planning and land development regulation under Florida law.


Thomas Hawkins is an instructional assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and is program director of the university’s online Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program. He studies land use regulations, regulatory powers and regulatory processes. Prior to joining the department, Thomas was policy and planning director of 1000 Friends of Florida — the state’s leading advocate for planning and growth management in the public interest — where he addressed land use and transportation policy. Thomas has also served two terms as a Gainesville city commissioner.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Harris Act

Community Planning Act

Florida Laws on Land Use

Land Development Regulation

Comprehensive Planning


Land Use Regulation

Florida Laws on Land Use and Development

Community Redevelopment Act






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Languages (1)

  • English

Affiliations (2)

  • Florida State Bar
  • American Institute of Certified Planners