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    02.10.12 David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium: Post Zoning: Alternative Forms of Public Land Use Controls

    Friday, February 10
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street

    Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please email or call Alice Loeb at 718-780-7904.

    Sponsored by The Brooklyn Law Review.

    About the Symposium
    Roughly one hundred years ago, zoning emerged as a response to the vagaries and limits of nuisance law in controlling threats to public health and safety. Zoning offered promise as a tool for comprehensive planning even as it rebalanced private property rights. A century’s worth of doctrine has evolved to mediate between the rights of property owners and the interests of the public. 

    We are now experiencing another revolution in land use regulation in our country. The Trager Symposium will examine this next phase of development control: non-zoning land use controls. Governments, and New York City in particular, have begun to rely on contracts and novel property transactions to control development in their jurisdictions. Through development agreements, restrictive declarations, community benefits agreements, transferable development rights, conservation easements, and other tools, zoning is both supplemented and supplanted by new techniques that challenge the traditional limits on government police powers.

    Speakers and commentators will discuss legal responses, propose whether and when the law should embrace these new forms of land use controls, and consider what additional protections are needed. Participants will include some of the nation’s leading land use theorists.

    Vicki L. Been

    Boxer Family Professor of Law;
    Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
    New York University School of Law
    Richard Briffault
    Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation;Vice Dean
    Columbia Law School

    Alejandro Camacho
    Professor of Law and Political Science
    University of California, Irvine School of Law

    Nestor Davidson
    Professor of Law
    Fordham University School of Law

    Richard Epstein
    Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law
    New York University School of Law
    Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution
    James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Senior Lecturer, The University of Chicago

    Lee Fennell
    Max Pam Professor of Law
    The University of Chicago Law School

    William A. Fischel
    Professor of Economics and Robert C. 1925 and Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies
    Dartmouth College

    William Fulton 
    Design, Community & Environment, Inc., Ventura, California

    Nicole S. Garnett
    Professor of Law
    University of Notre Dame Law School

    Rachel D. Godsil
    Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law
    Seton Hall University School of Law

    Roderick M. Hills, Jr.
    William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law
    New York University School of Law

    Mitchell Korbey
    Partner; Chair, Land Use & Environmental Group
    Herrick, Feinstein LLP

    Gerald Korngold
    Professor of Law
    New York Law School

    Brad Lander
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School;
    NYC Council Member

    Gregg Macey
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    John R. Nolon
    James A. Hopkins Professor of Law
    Pace University School of Law

    David Reiss
    Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Christopher Serkin
    Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Stewart E. Sterk
    H. Bert and Ruth Mack Professor of Real Estate Law
    Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

    See the full Agenda here.

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