Annual Conference 2013

This year’s annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference discusses the challenges communities in the New York Metropolitan area face because of natural disasters, a changing climate, new demographics and technologies, and inequitable living conditions.  Leaders are emerging who, with their professional advisors, are creating new strategies for community resiliency in the face of economic, social, and environmental change.  They are Leading Communities Toward a Resilient Future. We invite you to attend to learn about the flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen communities to build equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically prosperous places for people.

The Center’s annual conference is a significant educational event in the region, with more than 200 attorneys, business professionals, and local leaders in attendance to learn about national, regional, and local innovations, challenges, and best practices. Session topics include coastal redevelopment, flood plain regulation, complete streets, hydrofracking, urban revitalization, solar panel permitting, green infrastructure, urban agriculture, property rights, and form based infill development. Dynamic sessions will describe how to facilitate and remove barriers to carrying out the strategies presented. The day-long event also will feature paradigm-shifting keynote and luncheon speakers, including Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist, Majora Carter Group LLC and Stephen Hardy, Chief Community Builder from MindMixer and former planner on the City of Greensburg, Kansas award winning Sustainable Comprehensive Plan - winner of the American Planning Association's 2009 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.

Conference participants can earn CLE (5.5 Practice and 0.5 Ethics), APA-CM (CM I MULTIPART 14.75) , and New York State planning and zoning training credits.

We hope you can join us for this day-long event.


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CM Approved Credits:

       CM I MULTIPART 14.75


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