Land Use Law Center

Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. Through the work of its programs, centers, and institutes, the Land Use Law Center offers conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal education programs, videos & podcasts, and publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues.


Looking for our Gaining Ground Database?

Click here to visit our Gaining Ground Information Database featuring a comprehensive collection of land use resources, including federal, state, and local ordinances; commentaries; research papers; and research aids.


 

Eighteenth Annual
Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference


Building the Infrastructure for our Sustainable future

The 18th annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019. This year’s conference theme will be “Building the Infrastructure for our Sustainable Future. ” Planning is in the works and more information will follow.

Additionally, on Wednesday, December 5th, the Center will host a dinner 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 recipient. More information to follow.

Conference Save the Date

 

Click here to view 2018 conference page.

Click here to view the 2018 Conference Summary Report

 

 


Popping Climate Change Bubbles:
Responding to Alarming New Evidence of Global Warming


Click on the link below to listen to Professor Nolon explain how to use land use law to mitigate and adapt to climate change .

https://mediaspace.pace.edu/media/Distinguished+Lecture+Series+-+04-12-16/1_fi3o90z3/31792771

 


 Promoting the Use of Green Infrastructure

On behalf of the City of Newburgh Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), the Center completed a Green Infrastructure Guide.  The guide directs CAC decision-making, recommending the use of natural processes to address stormwater and air quality impacts from development and is available by clicking here.


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A Law Student's Guide to Sustainable Development Law
 
The world of sustainable development law is a diverse and expanding field. Read the Land Use Law Center's "A Law Student's Guide to Sustainable Development Law" to further explore this subject matter. This brochure offers a description of sustainable development law, a list of subtopics within the field, and a summary of Professor John Nolon's writings on the topic.

Professor John Nolon’s new book, Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law:  Standing Ground, describes in detail how a greener planet and appropriate development can be achieved through zoning and other land use laws. It explains countless practical strategies that local governments are using as they continue their historical struggle to balance land development with natural resource conservation.  Professor Nolon is the founder of, and Counsel to, the Law School’s Land Use Law Center and a professor at Pace.  He has taught land use planning and policy at Yale for over 12 years.  Standing Ground is published by the American Planning Association and American Planning Association and Environmental Law Institute and is his latest in a series of publications that define and describe a framework for sustainable development.  Read more about this publication here.

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