Fall 2009 Newsletter

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Land Use Law Center                Kheel Center                Real Estate Law Institute

Gaining Ground Newsletter
Fall 2009

Top Articles

Climate Change & Sustainable Development: The Quest for Green Communities

Energy Codes, Green Building Initiatives, and Beyond

Rising Tides - Changing Title: Walton County v. Stop the Beach Renourishment

Exclusionary Housing vs. Fair Housing: the Need for State Legislation


Training & Events

Upcoming Training Programs

Dutchess County 1-Day
Training & Certification Program

Networking & Other Events

Mayors’ Redevelopment
Roundtable V

CLE Programs

Fundamentals of Commercial
Real Estate Transactions:
The Nuts & Bolts

Fundamentals of Financing
Commercial Real Estate

What is Happening in Real
Estate Law Practice Now?

Recent Training Programs

Workforce Housing LULA

Rockland County LULA


Recent CLE Programs

Update on New York State’s
Legal Efforts to Address
Climate Change in 2009

Changing Times - Changing
Practice: Effective Legal
Strategies to Resolve
New Environmental Disputes

Ethical Considerations of
Real Estate Transactions














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.

Kheel  Center Cover Story: Resolving Mankind’s Greatest Challenges

Website feature: See our new Videos & Podcasts page! More coming soon.

Attention Local Boards: Meet Your Training Requirement - Register Now

Did you attend last year’s Kheel Summit? Click here to read articles about the 2008 Summit and see pictures from the day.

John R. Nolon Named Pace Law School’s Hopkins Professor

New  Kheel  Center Advisors Announced

Real Estate Law Institute Announces CLE Series

LL.M. Student Selected as First Real Estate Fellow

Calling all LULA Graduates - We Need Your Feedback! Click to find out more

Kheel  Staff Featured at Association for Conflict Resolution Conference

Land Use Law Center Holds Climate Action Workshop for Municipal Officials

Kheel  Center featured in Green Law Journal 

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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Connect with students, alumni, LULA graduates, and many others on the Land Use Law Center’s Facebook page.  See Center updates, photos, videos, event information, and more.  
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Resources & Multimedia

Helpful Links

Publications & Resources
Videos & Podcasts
Our Programs
Student Involvement

Related Organizations

Pace Municipal Law Resource Center
Pace Energy and Climate Center
Columbia Center for
Climate Change Law

Related Groups

Real Estate & Land Use Law Alumni Network
Real Estate & Land Use Law Society
Dispute Resolution Society

Related Newsletters

On The Ground Newsletter
Green Law Journal
Pace Environmental Notes

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

Teleconference - Economic Stimulus: The Next Fiscal Year For Renewables

Legislative Update: NY State Passes PACE Finance Enabling Legislation
Will allow for municipalities to dramatically accelerate energy retrofitting of buildings and homes.