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LULA Process Trainer
Buck assists the Pace Land Use Law Center in the training of local municipal officials and community opinion leaders throughout the region, including the mid-Hudson valley and the Upper Delaware, specifically in the areas of collaborative processes and techniques. He is a founding partner of Building Consensus for Sustainability (BCS), a land use mediation and consensus building firm. BCS is presently working on ad-hoc regional collaborative efforts in the Upper Delaware regarding natural gas extraction in the region. His land-use education includes: the Pace Land Use Law Center LULA program, Ecological Land Planning and Green Infrastructure Design at Harvard, land use mediation and consensus building with the Consensus Building Institute and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and ad-hoc regional collaboration with the Public Policy Research Institute of the University of Montana. In addition, Buck is the principal of Buck Moorhead Architect, an award-winning Manhattan-based architectural firm, founded in 1984, focused on sustainable design. He is a licensed architect in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, and studied painting and its role as a catalyst in architectural design at New York University’s Gallatin Division.
John R. Nolon
LULA Land Use Trainer
Founder & Faculty Liaison, Land Use Law Center
John R. Nolon is a Professor of Law at Pace Law School where he teaches property, land use, and sustainable development law courses and is the Founder of and Faculty Liaison to the Law School's Land Use Law Center. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies since 2001, where he developed a curriculum concentration of five land use courses. Professor Nolon served as the James D. Hopkins Professor from 2009-2011 and the Charles A. Frueauff Research Professor of Law during the 1991-92, 1997-98, 1999-2000, and 2000-01 academic years. He received the Richard L. Ottinger Faculty Achievement Award in 1999 and won the Goettel Prize for faculty scholarship in 2006. In 2009, he was awarded the National Leadership Award for a Planning Advocate by the American Planning Association. Professor Nolon received his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was a member of the Barrister's Academic Honor Society. He has served as a consultant to President Carter's Council on Development Choices for the 1980's, President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, New York Governor George Pataki's Transition Team, and Governor Elliot Spitzer’s Transition Team. He is a member of the Editorial Board of THE LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW, published by Thomson-West. He is also on the New York Planning Federation's Advisory Council. Professor Nolon received a Fulbright Scholarship to study sustainable development law in Argentina in 1994-95 and has published over a dozen articles, chapters, and books on that subject.
Tiffany B. Zezula
LULA Process Trainer
Deputy Director, Land Use Law Center
Tiffany B. Zezula, Esq. is the Deputy Director for the Land Use Law Center at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY. She is the primary trainer on consensus building techniques for the Center’s land use training programs for local officials, environmentalists, planners, and developers. She also is the national coordinator of the Center’s signature program – The Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program, which due to its success in New York, has been modeled and transferred to over 5 states and includes over a hundred national, regional, and local sponsors. The program has trained over 2500 leaders in the Hudson Valley Region alone. Her work at the Center also includes coordinating and tailoring training programs and workshops to meet the needs of individual communities, whether that is a ½ day training program or four-day intensive workshop. Ms. Zezula also provides strategic assistance to local governments, including assistance in developing collaborative public engagement approaches on land use project disputes and comprehensive planning of a community. Finally, Ms. Zezula is in charge of running the Center’s annual conference. The Center’s annual conference is a significant educational event in the region, with more than 250 attorneys, business professionals, planners and local leaders in attendance to learn about national, regional, and local innovations, challenges, and best practices. Ms. Zezula is a frequent national speaker on collaborative governance and local decision-making. She is also a frequent guest presenter at the Yale School of Forestry and an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Law on Environmental Dispute Resolution. She received her J.D. cum laude from Pace Law School in 2003 along with a certificate in Environmental Law. She is a certified mediator in the State of New York.