Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2016

APA Connecticut Chapter


Friday, June 3, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

Hartford, CT, United States

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This program is CCAPA's annual review of legislative initiatives and issues from this year's session of the CT General Assembly, discussion of current "hot topics" of concern and a session on ethics, designed to fulfill the law and ethics requirements as well as meet the CM standards for training.  The ethics session will explore issues planners face dealing with the public, commissions and elected officials and consider appropriate responses base on the AICP Code of Ethics.


Planners will also learn about environmental and other issues CT municipalities are now addressing in the face of climate adaptation.  Planners will learn about the City of Hartford’s new Form-Based Code and how the capital city is addressing sustainability issues.


Ira Bloom

Confirmed Speaker

Ira Bloom is an attorney and Senior Partner with Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. He has extensive experience working in towns throughout CT. Mr. Bloom is a graduate of the UCONN Law School and Clark University. Read More

Marjorie Shansky

Confirmed Speaker

Attorney Marjorie Shansky is a solo practitioner in New Haven where she practices in the areas of land use, zoning and real estate law. Her clients include municipalities, developers, environmental interests and private property owners in a broad array of planning and regulatory processes and judicial appeal in the Superior ... Read More

Hiram Peck, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

As a professional AICP certified planner for over 25 years, Hiram has worked with municipalities, the federal government/USDA, regional planning agencies, and private clients. His focus has always been on the land and man’s optimal relation to it. As Director of Planning in Avon since 2015, Hiram has ... Read More

Bruce Hyde, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

BRUCE G. HYDE_________________________________________________________________ 97 Lower Boulevard New London, Connecticut 06320 Telephone: (860) 443-7659 Email: EDUCATION M.S. May, 1975 University of Vermont Major: Natural Resource Planning B.S. June 1972, Lehigh University Major: Economics CERTIFICATION Member – American Institute of Certified Planners #8892 EXPERIENCE August 2010 to University ... Read More

Jane Stahl

Confirmed Speaker

Jane Stahl has over thirty years of experience as an environmental policymaker, regulator and consultant. As Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Ms. Stahl was responsible for the State’s Air, Waste, Water and Long Island Sound Programs. She now brings the breadth and depth of knowledge ... Read More

Charles Andres

Confirmed Speaker

Charles R. Andres is an attorney at LeClairRyan in New Haven, Connecticut. His practice focuses on land use, municipal law, landlord-tenant, and litigation matters. He has represented municipal planning and zoning commissions, inland wetlands commissions, and zoning boards of appeals throughout the state. He has appeared before local land use ... Read More

Sara Bronin

Confirmed Speaker

Sara C. Bronin is an architect and attorney whose full-time job is serving as a professor of law at UConn Law School. Her second full-time (volunteer) job has been serving as the Chair of Hartford's Planning & Zoning Commission. She has written several books and a dozen scholarly articles on ... Read More

John Guszkowski

Confirmed Speaker

John Guszkowski, AICP is the Director of Planning Services at CME Associates. He has over 14 years of experience as a planner. He has served as Town Planner for the Towns of Thompson and Woodstock, CT and consulting planner for the Town of Essex. He also acted as primary researcher ... Read More