The Institute hosts numerous events each year, including the Annual Land Use Law Conference. This national forum brings together leading scholars, state and local government officials, and practitioners to address land use and sustainable development law topics of greatest concern locally, regionally and nationally. See below for recaps of recently held events.

The Annual Conference of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute: Long Island Coastal Resiliency Summit

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Selected Past LUSD Events

Environmental Law Practitioner Panel, including Advisory Board Chair Richard Eisenberg and Advisory Board member Erin Sidaras, hosted by LUSD Institute and Environmental Law Society. Sept. 2013.

Dean Patricia Salkin was a participant in Widener University Law School's conference on sustainability and Marcellus Shale development. Sept. 2013.

Michael Lewyn presented his paper, The (Somewhat) False Hope of Comprehensive Planning, at New York Law School, as part of TLC’s scholarly exchange program. Sept. 2013.

Sarah Adams-Schoen presented on the topic, “Superstorms & Other Natural Disasters: Environmental and Municipal Challenges,” at the NY State Bar Ass’n, Environmental and Municipal Law Sections, Fall Meeting. Oct. 2013.
Dean Patricia Salkin spoke at the ABA State & Local Government Law Section Fall Meeting on the topic “LEEDigation: When Government Doesn't Get the Green it was Promised.” Oct. 2013.

Presentation by Hebrew University of Law Professor Itzach Kornfeld on Climate Change and Water Diplomacy in the Middle East, hosted by Touro Law Center LUSD Institute and Jewish Law Institute. Nov. 2013.

Sarah Adams-Schoen presented on the topic, “Creating Natural-Disaster Resilient Communities: The Critical Role of Land Use Planning, Zoning and Building Codes” at a Hofstra Law School conference for Nassau County Building Officials and Inspectors. Nov. 2103.

Dean Patricia Salkin presented a caselaw update at a CLE on land use law for the Suffolk Academy of Law. Dec. 2013.

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