#e.24810 Friday 8:30AM to 5:00PM
December 6, 2013
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Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference: Leading Communities Toward a Resilient Future

Pace Land Use Law Center
White Plains, NY

This year’s annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference discusses the challenges communities in the New York Metropolitan area face because of natural disasters, a changing climate, new demographics and technologies, and inequitable living conditions.

Leaders are emerging who, with their professional advisors, are creating new strategies for community resiliency in the face of economic, social, and environmental change. They are Leading Communities Toward a Resilient Future.

Attendees will learn about the flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen communities to build equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically prosperous places for people.


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#a.178222 Friday December 6, 11:00AM to 12:15PM

Controlling the Local Impacts of Hydrofracking

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Horizontal gas exploration will continue because of the nation’s need for the resource. Industry, governmental agencies, and responsible environmentalists suppo ... more

#a.178228 Friday December 6, 3:30PM to 4:45PM

Filling the Gaps with Form Based Codes and Other Zoning Techniques

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Sustainability involves more than just new development. Learn how filling the gaps and reshaping the commercial strips in our community can advance your communi ... more

#a.178218 Friday December 6, 11:00AM to 12:15PM

From Vision to Implementation: Making Our Main Streets Complete Streets

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Complete streets have been all the buzz. The idea of roadways that provide for the effective movement of all public right-of-way users to promote vibrant, healt ... more

#a.178231 Friday December 6, 3:00PM to 4:45PM

Getting Ahead of the Storm – Understanding and Implementing Green Infrastructure

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Green infrastructure is a mechanism for incorporating natural processes into human environments and includes such components as streets trees, parks, plazas, ur ... more

#a.178224 Friday December 6, 2:00PM to 3:15PM

Here Comes the Sun: Barriers and Opportunities in Solar Power

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Local solar initiatives are rapidly evolving and the opportunities for local renewable energy incentives to meet a municipality’s sustainability, economic devel ... more

#a.178223 Friday December 6, 12:30PM to 2:00PM

Keynote Address: Rebuilding Community

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After being devastated by an EF5 tornado that destroyed 90% of the town, the city of Greensburg, Kansas decided to rebuild by incorporating sustainability as an ... more

#a.178227 Friday December 6, 2:00PM to 3:15PM

Overcoming Barriers to Cultivating Urban Agriculture

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This panel will explore the land use hurdles to implementing local food production in urban settings and examine ways that communities can overcome these barrie ... more

#a.178214 Friday December 6, 8:30AM to 10:00AM

Planning Ethics in a Changing Environment

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Join in this session and learn about the AICP Code of Ethics and how it affects planners and the planning profession. Participate in an engaging discussion as ... more

#a.178216 Friday December 6, 10:00AM to 10:30AM

Plenary Session: "Home(town) Security”

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Locating more and more "affordable" subsidized housing in neighborhoods that are already distressed can concentrate poverty and exacerbate the associated social ... more

#a.178221 Friday December 6, 11:00AM to 12:15PM

Rebuilding a Resilient Community

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According to a recent NYSERDA study, temperatures across New York State are expected to rise by 1.5-3 degrees by the 2020s, 3-5.5 degrees by the 2050s, and 4-9 ... more