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News & Announcements
Groundbreaker Award Presented to Red Hook Intermunicipal Task Force. Click here for more about the Award and to read our Red Hook Case Study.
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Land Use Law Center Holds Climate Action Workshop for Municipal Officials
Many Thanks to our Alumni! - The Land Use Law Center and Real Estate Law Institute would like to thank all of the alumni who came out for the annual Land Use & Real Estate Law Alumni Reception this Fall. We enjoyed reconnecting with everyone, hearing updates on your work, and competing for raffle prizes. Thanks also to members of the Executive Board of the Real Estate and Land Use Law Society and our Real Estate LL.M. students for stopping by to network and share in the food and fun.
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Resources & Multimedia
New Ordinances Added to our Gaining Ground Information Database
Vacant & Distressed Properties
This new category has been added to our Database. Click here to view exemplary local government laws and policies collected on this topic as part of our >Mayors’ Redevelopment Roundtable and Corporation Counsel’s Roundtable programs.
Coming Soon to the Database...
Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency & Alternative Energy
Our team of students is working hard to collect and abstract almost 70 local regulations on these topics. Click here to view the list of communities / regulations soon to be added to the Database.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Click here to see a list of exemplary TOD ordinances soon to be added to the Database. These 20 resources will join the 36 ordinances on TOD, Transportation Efficient Development, Transportation & Land Use Planning, and Transit Supportive Overlay Districts already posted on our Database.
Local ADR Regulations for Land Use Disputes
Working in collaboration with the Consensus Building Institute, the Kheel Center has begun to collect local laws and policies intended to encourage or require the non-adversarial resolution of land use and environmental disputes. A very special thank you to all of you who contributed to this effort by telling us about efforts in your community and elsewhere. Click here to view a list of the ADR laws the Kheel Center has collected thus far from across the country, soon to be posted on our Database.
Regional Events & Other Items of Interest
Legislative Update: NY State Passes PACE Finance Enabling Legislation
Will allow for municipalities to dramatically accelerate energy retrofitting of buildings and homes.