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Friday, March 11, 2016
Registration and breakfast - 8:30 am
Summit - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Touro Law Center
Central Islip, NY
Sponsored by The Rauch Foundation
5.5 CLE credits (Professional Practice)
4.75 AICP-CM credits (including 3.25 law credits; certification pending)
$60 per person, including materials and meals.
Or email for discount rates for sponsor organization members, government and nonprofit staff, and students.
Join land use attorneys, planners, local, county, state and federal government officials and staff to examine opportunities and impediments to the incorporation of coastal resilience into local laws, plans and projects. Topics include a Regional Climatology Update by Danielle Peters of the Columbia University Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research, Implementation of the NYS Community Risk and Resiliency Act by William Nechamen, State Floodplain Management Coordinator, and Mark Lowery, DEC Climate Policy Analyst, and panels on Regulatory Takings, Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans, Innovative Approaches to Wastewater Management, and Incorporating Coastal Resilience into Transit Oriented Development.

Conference Agenda*

9:00 am      Welcome

        •  Dean Patricia Salkin
9:10 am     Assessing the Risks to the Region: Long Island Climatology Update

        • Danielle Peters, Columbia University Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research 
        • [.5 CLE and AICP CM]
9:45 am     The New York State Community Risk and Resiliency Act: Mainstreaming Climate Change
        • William Nechamen, State Floodplain Management Coordinator for NYS DEC
        • Mark Lowery, DEC Climate Policy Analyst
        • [1 CLE and AICP CM Law]
10:50 am  Coffee Break
11:00 am  Takings and the Changing Landscape of Coastal Hazards

        • Kevin Dwarka, Esq., Managing Principal of Kevin Dwarka Land Use and Economic Consulting & Senior Fellow at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center,
        •    Adjunct Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
        • [1 CLE and AICP CM Law]
12:00 pm  Lunchtime Keynote—TBD
1:00 pm  The Expanding Role of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Resiliency, Energy & Climate Policy
        • Paul Beyer, Esq., State Director of Smart Growth Planning at the NYS Department of State
        • Patricia Bourne, City of Long Beach Director Economic Development
        • 1 CLE and AICP CM]
2:00 pm   Breakout one:   Innovative Strategies for Wastewater Management 
        • Carrie M. Gallagher, DEC Region 1 Director
        • Peter Scully, Deputy County Executive and Water Czar
        • Shawn Fisher, USGS Hydrologist
        • TBD, Center for Clean Water Technology
        • [1.25 CLE and AICP CM]
            Breakout Two:  Wise Management of the NY Coast and Waterways Through Federal, State & Local Partnerships
        • Kari Gathen Esq., Associate Attorney, NYS Department of State Office of General Counsel
        • Lori Heithoff, Local Gov. Specialist, NYS Department of State Office of Planning & Development
        • Jaime Ethier, Coastal Resources Specialist, NYS Department of State Office of Planning and Development Resources
        • [1.25 CLE and AICP CM Law]
3:30 pm    Adjourn

 *Conference agenda subject to change

Touro Law extends its appreciation to Conference Sponsors:

  • The Rauch Foundation 
  • Meyer, Suozzi, English, & Klein, P.C.

Community Sponsors

  • APA Metro NY Chapter
  • The Local and State Government Law and Environmental Law sections of the New York State Bar Association
  • The New York Conference of Mayors & Municipal Officials
  • The New York Planning Federation
  • The Association of Towns of the State of New York
  • The New York State Association of Counties
Special thanks to the tireless efforts of the Institute's Advisory Board and the generous support of Institute sponsors Castagna Realty Co., Inc. & The Skolnick Family Charitable Trust.
Touro Law Center is an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. Pursuant to the requirements of the N.Y. State CLE Board, no partial credit may be awarded and attendees must be present for the entire program.
The conference will be Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, adjacent to the Federal Courthouse. Take exit 43A Southern State Parkway, bear right on Carlton Avenue, take right on Spur Drive, take left on Eastview Drive. Touro is on the right hand side. Available parking on both sides of the building.
Hotel Accommodations Residence Inn Marriott
A special group rate has been negotiated for conference attendees at the Residence Inn Marriott for the night of March 10, 2016. A shuttle will be provided free of charge for attendees staying at the Marriott to bring them to and from the conference. If you are interested in staying at the Residence Inn Marriott, please call (800) 331-3131 and reference the Touro Law/Coastal Resiliency Summit to make reservations at the group rate.
No confirmation of conference registration will be sent.
Cancellations: Your registration fee will be refunded if you notify us one week before the scheduled event. Call 631-761-7064.
Financial Hardship Policy: Touro Law Center has a Financial Hardship Policy designed to assist attorneys of limited means in fulfilling their CLE requirements. For specific information, please contact
Americans with Disabilities Act: If you plan to attend the program and need assistance related to a disability, please let us know as soon as possible prior to the program.
Meals: Glatt Kosher dietary rules are observed.
Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice. Touro Law Center is not liable for errors or omissions in the publicity information
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