Annual Conference 2016

The Land Use Law Center is pleased to announce our 15th annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. Scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016, this year’s conference theme is the Economics and Equity of Sustainable Development.  

We invite you to spend the day at this educational event, with more than 250 attorneys, business professionals, and local leaders in attendance to learn about national, regional, and local innovations, challenges, and best practices.

As in previous years, the Land Use Law Center has been working with its Conference Board of Advisors—comprising local and national leaders in the field—to develop a conference program that will showcase innovative best practices in land use and sustainable development. Currently, the Center is pleased to announce that this year’s morning keynote presenter will be Vicki Been, Commissioner,  New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.  The afternoon keynote address will be given by Doug Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, national leader in designing sustainable neighborhoods and buildings.

Conference participants can earn CLE, APA-CM, AIA/CES HSW and New York State planning and zoning training credits.

Additional highlights of the conference include:

  • On Wednesday, December 7th, the Center will be hosting a dinner to allow conference attendees and sponsors an opportunity to add to their conference experience and network with conference presenters and to honor our Founder’s Award recipient Robert Feder from Cuddy & Feder.
  • An afternoon plenary session on the hottest land use cases with the leading land use professors/experts/comedians – Donald L. Elliott, FAICP, Director, Clarion Associates, LLC, Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP, Esq., Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP, John R. Nolon, Esq., Distinguished Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and Michael Allan Wolf, Esq., Professor of Law & Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
  • Featured sessions on transit-oriented development, the economic benefits of resiliency, gentrification, housing, and innovation districts.


General Information:


* We will consider reduced CLE tuition and/or waiver of program fees for this event, upon receipt of the completed application by the attorney requesting the reduction or waiver.


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CM Approved Credits:


The event has been approved for up to 12 CM Credits (event #9116155).  Once the event is over, you can log your credits online for however many sessions you attended. As a multi-part event, youwill log each session individually.

CM Event Log Instructions.

AIA Approved Credits:  7 AIA/CES HSW



CLE Approved Credits:

                Ethics       1.5

                Practice    4.5