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Land Use Law Center
for Sustainable Development
Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. Through the work of its programs, centers, and institutes, the Land Use Law Center offers conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal education programs, audio podcasts, and frequent publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues.
Looking for our Gaining Ground Database?
Click here to visit our Gaining Ground Information Database featuring a comprehensive collection of land use resources, including federal, state, and local ordinances; commentaries; research papers; and research aids.
Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Conference
Leading Communities Toward a Resilient Future
On December 6th, the Land Use Law Center held its 12th annual conference, “Leading Communities Toward a Resilient Future.” The keynote speaker was internationally known urban revitalization strategy consultant, Majora Carter and Stephen Hardy, former planner for the award-winning Sustainable Comprehensive Plan for the City of Greensburg, Kansas. Over 260 local municipal officials, professionals, and industry leaders attended the event from across the region.
This year’s Conference focused on the challenges faced by the greater New York Metropolitan area as it addresses the effects of natural disasters and a changing climate. Designed as an educational forum, the event explored best practices that are emerging in the area of land use law. Sessions included topics such as complete streets, solar permitting, urban agriculture, hydrofracking, and rebuilding resilient communities. All session topics, material from the day, and PowerPoint presentations, and a list of sponsors can be found here.
The Land Use Law Center, which also celebrated its 20th anniversary, would like to thank all those who participated in the event. We look forward to continuing our work in the region for another 20 years
U.S. Green Building Council & Land Use Law Center
Announce Two Resources to Help Local Governments
Create Sustainable Neighborhoods
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Land Use Law Center announce two new free resources – the Technical Guidance Manual for Sustainable Neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Development Floating Zone – to help local governments leverage the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system as a sustainability tool. Read more…
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