Posted by: Patricia Salkin | December 15, 2016

The Land Use Institute is Back – Miami February 1-2, 2017

I am pleased to share that a new and improved version of the former ALI-ABA Land Use Institute has resurfaced thanks to the ABA State and Local Government Law Section and under the leadership of Frank Schnidman, Andy Gowder, Robert Thomas and others.

For information click here –

Many of the faculty members from previous Institutes will be back and a number of terrific new faculty join the panels –

The program is as follows:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1:00 p.m.    Registration

1:30 p.m.    Welcome – Neisen Kasdin, Managing Partner, Akerman, Miami, FL; Ellen F. Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General, and Chair, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Salem, OR; Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami, FL; Kieran Bowers, President, Swire Properties, Inc., Miami, FL.

Course OverviewMr. Schnidman.

2:00 p.m.    Update on Planning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain DecisionsModerator: Mr. Schnidman; Panel: Dean Salkin; Mss. Agrimonti; Boulris, Kellington, and Rosenthal; Messrs. Gowder and Merriam.

3:45 p.m.     Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00 p.m.      Ethical and Professionalism Considerations for the Land Use Practitioner and Government Lawyer – Moderator: Mr. Schnidman; Panel: Dean Salkin and Mss. Cagel, and Rundle. 

6:00 p.m.       Adjourn for the Day

6:30 p.m.       Tour of Brickell City Centre by Swire Properties, Inc.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

8:00 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.         Federal Laws, Regulations, and Programs Affecting Local Land Use Decision Making – Moderator: Mr. Schnidman; Panel: Dean Salkin, Mss. Agrimonti, Kellington and Rosenthal; Messrs. Gowder, Merriam, Murley and Thomas. 

10:30 a.m.       Networking Break

10:45 a.m.    Annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Keynote Address: “From the Ground Up: Unshared Assumptions in Law and Planning”Introduction by Mr. Schnidman; Speaker: Ms. Deborah Rosenthal; Response Panel: Messrs. Merriam and Zelkowitz.

12:00 noon     Lunch Break (Sponsored On-Site Box Lunch)

Women in the Law Luncheon Session

Young Practitioners Luncheon Session


Nuts and Bolts of Land Use Practice: Vested Rights and Regulatory Takings: Where Are We Now — Moderator: Prof. Eagle; Panel:  Messrs. Roston, and Thomas.

Public Private PartnershipsModerator: Mr. Gowder; Panel: Messers. Kasdin, Zelkowitz and Marquez.

Climate Change and Resilient Development  Moderator: Mr. Murley; Panel: Ms. Torriente; Mr. Pathman

2:30 p.m.  Networking and Refreshment Break


Nuts and Bolts of Land Use Practice: Client Representation-Developer, Government and Citizen Groups Moderator Mr. Gowder; Panel: Messrs. Marques, and Merriam.

Regulating Navigable Airspace: The Drones are Here –Moderator: Mr. Schnidman; Panel: Ms. Kellington; Mr. Merriam.

Housing Supply and Affordability – Planning Alternatives and Legal ConsequencesModerator: Dean Salkin; Panel: Prof. Callies and Mss. Agrimonti and Emami.

4:15 p.m.        Networking Break


Moderator: Ms. Rosenblum

Community Benefits Agreements—Commissioner Cava

Environmental Justice—Mr. Wilson

Access to Housing—Ms. Emami

(Panel Coordinator: Mr. Gowder)

6:00 p.m.         Adjournment

6:30 p.m.         Networking Reception – Join with the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law for Reception)

Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 11.5, including 2 hours of Ethics

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