Monday, March 3, 2014

April 4: Idaho Law Review symposium: Resilient Cities in Boise and live on the Internet!

The logo for 2014 Idaho Law Review Symposium: Reselient CitiesThe 2014 University of Idaho Law Review symposium, Resilient Cities:  Environment | Economy | Equity, will be held in Boise, Idaho on April 4, 2014. The symposium will focus on defining city resilience, as well as cutting-edge, non-traditional legal approaches to implementing environmental and social projects that promote city resilience.  If you'll be in Boise on April 4, stop on by and register here!

As with last year, we will be simulcasting the symposium on the Internet and also archiving it on-line.  Non-Idaho attorneys can watch remotely and receive a certificate of attendance that may permit an attorney to receive CLEs in other states (many states permit this, but we have not catalogued every state that permits remote CLE viewing).  If you have any questions on this option, please contact me at millers at uidaho dot edu and I'll get you to the right place.

I am honored to be the faculty advisor for the Idaho Law Review symposium for the second year in a row and am really looking forward to an amazing event.  

Here is the schedule of events for April 4:


8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 –  9:00 Introduction and Welcome
Symposium Introduction:  Alexandra Grande; Tori Osler (ILR symposium student editors)
Welcome:  David Bieter (Mayor, City of Boise)
Faculty Advisor Welcome:  Stephen R. Miller (Idaho)
9:00 – 10:30

Disaster, Destruction, and Resilient Cities
Moderator: Dale Goble (Idaho)
Kellen Zale (University of Houston Law Center) – The City’s Right to Destroy
John Travis Marshall and Ryan Rowberry (Georgia State) – Urban Wreckage and Resiliency: Articulating a Practical Framework for Preserving, Reconstructing, and Building Cities
Andrea McArdle (CUNY) – Imagining A Resilient New York After Superstorm Sandy

10:45 – 12:00 Social Aspects of Resilient Cities
Moderator: Anastasia Telesetsky (Idaho)
Palma Strand (Creighton) – Increasing City-System Resilience by Cultivating Civic Social Networks
Melissa Berry (University of Missouri) – Resilient Cities as Social-Ecological Systems: Choosing Sustainability Over Substance
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch with Keynote
Moderator: Barbara Cosens
Ken Alex (California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research) – 20-30 minute presentation
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 3:15 Resiliency, Equity, and Economy
Moderator: Jerrold Long
Christopher Odinet (Southern University Law Center) – Fairness, Equity, and a Level Playing Field: Land-use Goals for the Resilient City
Jeff Litwak (Columbia River Gorge Commission) – Implementing Resiliency: Urban Services Without Borders
Jon Rosenbloom (Drake) – Funding Resiliency
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Resiliency and Planning for City Growth
Moderator: Stephen Miller
Tom Bergin (Blaine County Land Use & Building Services) and Tom Wuerzer (Department of Community and Regional Planning Boise State University) – Fire Resilience Policy and Planning at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Impressions from Idaho
Keith Hirokawa (Albany) – Planning for Scarcity: Enabling Resilient Urban Water Planning Through Eco System Services
5:00 – 5:15 Concluding Remarks
5:15 – 6:15


Stephen R. Miller


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