The Land Use Institute, a program that for many years has been planned by co-chairs Frank Schnidman and Gideon Kanner, has found a new home with the American Bar Association's Section of State and Local Government Law as the main sponsor. It also has a new Planning co-chair, Dean Patty Salkin of Touro Law School, who has stepped in for Professor Kanner.
This program is designed for attorneys, professional planners, and government officials involved in land use planning, zoning, permitting, property development, conservation and environmental protection, and related litigation. It not only addresses and analyzes the state-of-the-art efforts by government to manage land use and development, but also presents the key issues faced by property owners and developers in obtaining necessary governmental approvals.
This year, the one-day program is being held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. It will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, the day before the Annual begins, in the same hotel as the State and Local Section meeting, which will make it easy to attend both.
The program brochure has all of the information you need, including tuition (register by July 17, 2015 to receive a discount), agenda, and faculty. Topics covered include: updates on the hot topics, key land use and eminent domain decisions from the past year, the law of sharing transportation and residential properties, fracking, ethics, urban agriculture, drone regulations, and the annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Keynote Address, "From the Group Up: Unshared Assumptions in Law and Planning." We're on the faculty, and will be providing updates on eminent domain, federal water law, and will be moderating the panel on ride sharing issues.
In addition, you may also want to attend the additional Friday modules (separate registration fee), "The 2014 Supreme Court Term in Review" (with a panel of Supreme Court advocates and journalists), and "Looming Land Use Constitutional Issues," a panel of experts speaking about compensation for owners whose property is taken for environmental protection, the Horne v. USDA case (presented by one of the attorneys for the Hornes), medical marijuana for land use lawyers, and the law of exactions and affordable housing.
Download the brochure for all the information or to register, or visit www.landuseinstitute.org (which will redirect to the ABA's registration link page).
Hope to see you in Chicago in a few weeks.