Land Use Institute: Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain & Compensation



Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 12:15 p.m. PDT

San Diego, CA, United States


Designed for attorneys, planners, public officials, developers, and academics, this outstanding program brings you: • Expert analysis of the key issues affecting your practice today, including Government “Green” Requirements, Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar) Regulation, Public-Private Partnerships, and Dealing with Foreclosed Properties • A preeminent faculty of practitioners and academics who provide nationwide perspective without losing sight of state specific issues • Critical review and analysis of the most important new cases • Analysis of the impact of the troubled real estate market on local land use decision making Local government land use decisions affect economic development and quality of life. This annual course of study, composed of more than 19 hours of instruction, including two hours of ethics, provides the “nuts and bolts” to help the private sector, citizens, and government balance competing demands and work toward better land use planning and regulatory decisions. Now in its 25th year, the Land Use Institute has earned its role as the most comprehensive land use continuing education program available. Special features of this year’s Institute include: Head Start Program This two-hour introductory session from 4 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday evening is for new attorneys as well as attorneys who are new to the land use practice area. Update on Planning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain Decisions The course begins with a discussion of recent court decisions, providing an indispensable foundation for a better understanding of the current state of land use law. Concurrent Sessions Each afternoon of the program offers concurrent sessions that provide detailed analysis of both “hot topics” and traditional critical practice areas. Annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Keynote Address Richard F. Babcock was one of the twentieth century’s greatest land use attorneys and the first chair of the predecessor to ALI-ABA’s Land Use Institute. In his honor, each year an esteemed faculty member presents a major address on a topic of substantial current interest. Ethical Considerations for the Land Use Practitioner and Governmental Lawyer This two-hour-long panel examines problems of conflict of interest, bias, and ex parte communication, as well as other situations that present ethics and professionalism issues. Dealing with Foreclosed Properties: Land Use Opportunities This panel reviews current successful programs to identify tools and techniques most likely to succeed in efforts to put foreclosed properties back into productive use. Unparalleled Course Materials The materials for this course provide a valuable stand-alone resource that many use as an annual “desk book” on current land use issues. Networking Opportunities A Dutch-Treat “Women in Land Use” luncheon is held on Thursday, and a Dutch- Treat luncheon is offered on Friday for “Young Practitioners in Land Use.” Co-Chairs Frank Schnidman and Gideon Kanner on Friday host a luncheon for those who have attended the Land Use Institute for 10 years or more. A reception on Thursday afternoon provides more opportunities to meet and exchange ideas and analyses with the top professionals in the field of Land Use.

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