Annual Conference 2022

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The Land Use Law Center is pleased to announce the 21st annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. Scheduled for December 8, 2022, this year’s conference theme is Land Use Under Siege: Revisiting Well Grounded.

The Founder’s Award Reception will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.  Join us as the Center hosts a reception to allow local leaders and sponsors an opportunity to add to their conference experience and network with conference presenters and to honor our Founder’s Award/Groundbreaker’s Award  recipient John R. Nolon, Esq.Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Co-Counsel, Land Use Law Center, Distinguished Young Attorney award recipient Taylor M. Palmer, Esq.Partner, Cuddy & Feder, LLP and Professor John R. Nolon Student Achievement Award recipient Bailey Andree.

DelBello firm logoTwenty years ago, land use was well grounded. Local leaders were able to make steady progress to further environmental protection, sustainable development and the revitalization of cities and urban villages. Through optimistic guides to problem solving, using innovative land use laws, Professor John Nolon championed these efforts. Since then, localities have been challenged to address fair housing, a pandemic, shocking revelations of our racist history, threats of preemption of local power, and the ravages of climate change. The challenges today are much greater than in 2001 when Well Grounded: Using Local Land Use Authority to Achieve Smart Growth was first published. A new approach to properly using local land use power is needed. The conference is dedicated to furthering this exploration and to the prolific body of work of Professor John Nolon.

Registration fees will be as follows:

Founder’s Award Reception
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Haub Law School at Pace University, Tudor Room, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY
$175 per person

21st Annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use & Sustainable Development Conference
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Judicial Institute, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY
Student/Not for Profit/Government            $ 100.00
General Admission                                          $ 165.00
NYS Attorneys including CLE                        $ 360.00

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

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

CLE Credits / NYS Planning & Zoning Credits
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AIA-HSW Credits email Valerie Brown at

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