Annual Conference 2021

The Land Use Law Center is pleased to announce the 20th annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. Scheduled for December 6 - 9, 2021, this year’s conference theme is Rx for Land Use Reform: Meeting the Challenge in aTime of Crisis.

DelBello firm logoThe viral pandemic has challenged the land use system to create safe sites and buildings to protect the public health and stabilize neighborhoods. Furthermore, the pandemic has exacerbated three other dynamic forces that equally threaten public health: climate change and resiliency, housing insecurity, and racial discrimination. The conference will explore how to meet the growing challenge of these “pandemics” through land use policy and regulation innovation.

DECEMBER 6, 2021       

9:00am – 11:00am

  • Planning Ethics (for Professional Planners)
  • Ethics in Land Use: Guiding Principles for Attorneys and Land Use Board Members


11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Local Land Use Solutions to the Public Health Threats of Four Pandemics

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DECEMBER 7, 2021       9:00am – 10:00am

  • Make No Small Visions


10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Private Sector Innovations for Developing Heathy Projects              

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DECEMBER 8, 2021

    9:00am – 10:00am

    • TheCaseMade for Affordable Housing

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    DECEMBER 9, 2021       9:00am – 11:30am

    • Lessons from Luminaries of Land Law: Latest and Greatest Decisions


    As always, conference participants can earn CLE, APA-CM, AIA PDH/AIA HSW PDH and New York State planning and zoning training credits.

    CLE Credits / NYS Planning & Zoning Credits email Ann Marie McCoy at

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    AIA/HSW/PDH Credits email Valerie Brown at

    Continuing Education Sponsors:     

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    Registration fees will be as follows:
    4 Sessions: General Admission $100 or $300 (including CLE for NYS Attorneys)
    Single Day: General Admission $30 or $80 (including CLE for NYS Attorneys)

    Also, if your firm or company is interested, consider sponsoring! The conference provides an excellent opportunity to highlight your organization’s services and network with leaders in the field.  Please click here to see the sponsorship opportunities and become a sponsor.

    Please see the conference agenda for more detailed information on conference sessions.

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