Upcoming Events

Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program
Long Island Sound Watershed

With support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, municipalities within the Long Island Sound Watershed have been invited to participate in an upcoming land use training program. This Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program (LULA) is intended for local leaders who have a commitment to water quality and quantity, recreation and drinking water, and who are interested in implementing land use regulations and policy that address those water resource and resiliency issues.  The hope is each community will leave the training program with a fully trained leadership group, as well as a preliminary implementation plan or strategy regarding watershed protection or resiliency. The program is a six-day online course that is based on a “train the trainer” model, through which participants are empowered to share their program experience with others. The Center will also be creating resiliency audits for each participating community regarding their resiliency goals and current zoning and comprehensive plan language.

To register please complete and return the Application Form

When:  Two-hours on the mornings of October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4 and 11
Where: via ZOOM

Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program
Meeting Local and Regional Fair & Affordable Housing Needs

Sessions include presentations from regional planners, developers, attorneys and public engagement specialists. Skilled facilitators will conduct breakout exercises and guide group discussions. Participants will virtually tour new affordable housing sites and meet developers and community reps. Curriculum will be tailored to those that register. Participants must register in advance for this free program. CLE credits for attorneys (fee of $20 per credits) and Training Certificates for local board members. All sessions to take place via Zoom. Limited spots available in order to facilitate dialogue appropriately. Priority will be given to new participants to the LULA program.

For more information please click here.

When:  Two-hours on the mornings of October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19 and December 3
Where: via ZOOM

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

The Land Use Law Center is pleased to announce the 19th annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. Scheduled for December 7 - 10, 2020, this year’s conference theme is Making Progress in an Altered Landscape.  

We invite you to attend this educational event to learn about national, regional, and local innovations, challenges, and best practices.

Richard Rothstein author of the The Color of Law will deliver the virtual Keynote (Brown Bag Luncheon). Mr. Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley. The Color of Law documents how American cities, from San Francisco to Boston, became so racially divided, as federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation, with: undisguised racial zoning, public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities, subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs, and routing of highways to separate African American and white neighborhoods. Such programs still influence tragedies in places like Ferguson and elsewhere. Scholars have separately described many of these policies; The Color of Law uniquely brings them together to show how they interacted to create a powerful system of residential segregation in every metropolitan area. Once we understand that our racial landscape has been created and maintained “de jure,” by governmental law and policy, we can engage in a national conversation to design remedies.

As in previous years, the Land Use Law Center has been working on developing a conference program that will showcase innovative best practices in land use and sustainable development.

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

For more information visit our Conference Page.

When: December 7 - 10, 2020
Where: Virtual Experience via ZOOM


Although we were very much looking forward to welcoming you to the Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit on May 7, 2020, we are postponing the event due to the current government recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 virus.

Recent restrictions aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 have barred bringing large groups together. Your safety, and the safety of our staff and community at large, are of the utmost importance to us. While it saddens us to have to postpone, we know this is the right decision for all.

The Land Use Law Center team is working with our speakers, session leaders and sponsors to reschedule this conference for Fall 2020.  As soon as we have a new date we will reach out to inform you.

We’re disappointed as much as you are and we hope to see you this fall for another informative Housing Summit.

Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit

The Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit will provide an overview of the current state of affairs in housing. Join experts from community development, lending, supportive housing, and real estate for this ½ day event to discuss ways that affordable housing can be created and preserved. Panels will discuss strategies for increasing affordable housing through new policies and regulations in land use, real estate, and finance. It will reflect on newly developed regional and national regulations. Finally, discussion will also be had on the intersection of hospitals and housing. 

More information coming soon!

When: TDB
Where: NYS Judicial Institute at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603

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