Ghostlawyers: Haunted Planning Law Session

APA Illinois Chapter


Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. CDT

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Join Ancel Glink attorneys David Silverman, Dan Bolin, and Greg Jones to investigate important planning law issues, and reports that the ghost of Joe Naper is haunting the APA-IL State Conference. Legend has it that the Naperville founder has unfinished business on earth, and cannot rest without learning about the latest hot topics in planning, including religious institutions, liquor, and drone regulations. Some say only a discussion of constitutional issues with public art, or regulatory takings under the Fifth Amendment will help Naperville's first village president find peace in the afterlife. Attend this session, or you too may be doomed to haunt planning conferences for eternity. Bwhahaha!!!


Learning Objectives:


- Planners will review the regulation of religious institutions in accordance with the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), and analyze recent cases where municipalities employed RLUIPA’s “safe harbor” provision to avoid liability.


- This session will study how local regulations can accommodate liquor service in increasingly popular locations, from outdoor service areas to beauty salons to art studios.


- As interest in drone technology soars, planners will learn about local government uses for drones, and regulations governing drone use in their communities.


- Attorneys and planners will discuss constitutional issues raised by recent Supreme Court decisions, from regulatory takings to the management of public art on private and public land.


Trevor Dick, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Development Manager for the City of Naperville, Illinois. In 1997 Trevor graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Since that time, he has worked in both the private and public sector completing a variety of planning projects throughout the country. In addition ... Read More

Dan Bolin

Confirmed Speaker

Local Government and Land Use Attorney Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C. University of Illinois College of Law Read More

David Silverman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

David S. Silverman is a partner with Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C. in Chicago, practicing in the areas of local government, land use, economic development, and real estate. David has published on a variety of land use issues, including the forthcoming Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, and ... Read More

Gregory Jones, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Greg has dedicated his career to counseling municipalities and officials on land use, zoning, good governance, and corporate matters. He advises communities in a wide variety of transactional matters, including intergovernmental agreements, tax increment financing, development agreements, zoning code overhauls, and complex real estate deals. Greg has advocated for clients ... Read More

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