Spring 2010 Newsletter


A free electronic newsletter brought to you by Pace University's
Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development
Kheel Center on the 
Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes

Gaining Ground Newsletter
Spring 2010

Top Articles

Land Use Law Update: Brooklyn Eminent Domain Leads Year’s Land Use Cases

Year in Review: 2009’s Most Significant Land Use Cases for Planners

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


Managing Climate Change Through Land Use: Creating the Human Infrastructure for Collaborative Decision-Making at the Local Level


Training & Events

Upcoming Training Programs

Affordable Housing LULA

CLE Programs

Green & Sustainable Development:
Impacts on the Practice of
Real Estate & Land Use Law

Networking & Other Events

Corporation Counsel’s
Roundtable VII

Recent Networking & Other Events

NYSBA Real Estate Reception

Mayors’ Redevelopment
Roundtable VI

Mayors’ Redevelopment
Roundtable VII

Corporation Counsel’s
Roundtable VI

Recent Training Programs

Affordable Housing LULA

Connecticut LULA

Upstate NY LULA

DutchessCounty 1-Day Training & Certification Program 

Recent CLE Programs

Update on NY State’s
Legal Efforts to Address
Climate Change

Fundamentals of Commercial
Real Estate Transactions:
The Nuts & Bolts

Fundamentals of Financing
Commercial Real Estate

What is Happening in Real
Estate Law Practice Now?















News & Announcements

LULA Program Expands: Regional Land Use Class Graduates 34 Leaders

Majority of NY Communities Adopt Land Use Law Center Stormwater Management Law


Land Use Law Center Featured at American Planning Association Annual Conference

Routledge  Publishing  Group  Issues  Press  Release  on  Nolon  Climate  ChangeWork

New Training Program: LULC Announces Sea Level Rise LULA Program

LULC Attorney Selected for Executive Committee of American Planning Association’s Planning & Law Division

Land Use Law Center Expands Reach of its Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) Training Program

Gov. Patterson Appoints John R. Nolon to Council Charged with Preparing State Climate Action Plan

Kheel  Center  Attorney Featured  on ACResolution Teleconference

Land Use Law Center Attorney Tapped to Speak at Sustainable Energy Conference

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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

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Click here to view the list of exemplary TOD ordinances newly added to the Database.  These 51 resources have joined the 35 ordinances on Transportation Efficient DevelopmentTransportation & Land Use Planning, and Pedestrian Oriented Design already posted on our Database.

Coming Soon to the Database...

Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency & Alternative Energy
Our team of staff and students has worked hard to collect over 100 local regulations on these topics.  Over 20 of these are abstracted and will be uploaded within the week, with the rest to be uploaded as soon as possible.  Click here to view the list of municipal green building and energy regulations soon to be added to the Database.

Want us to list your program?
If you have an exemplary local policy or regulation that you want
us to consider posting on the Gaining Ground Database,

click here to let us know!


Featured Regional Event

End of the Petroleum Era: Greening Existing Buildings
With Stephen Tilly, Architect
Event held by the Federated Conservationists of Westchester
and Groundwork Hudson Valley