Friday, April 17, 2015

Touro Law hosts First Annual Conference of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute

I am late on blogging this, but I wanted to offer congratulations to Sarah Adams-Schoen and the new Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute at Touro, which held its first held its first conference yesterday.  The line-up is below.  I heard through the grapevine it was a great success.


Thursday, April 16, 2015
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Touro Law Center
Central Islip, NY
6 CLE credits (Professional Practice)
7.25 AICP-CM credits (including 1.75 law credits; certification pending
Space is limited. To register, please click here.  
Click here to view program/conference brochure. 
Join local, state and national leaders, land use and municipal law practitioners, planners, legal scholars and community members as we address the formidable challenge of moving from community resiliency planning to implementation. Topics include the newly enacted Community Risk & Resiliency Act, model resiliency codes, the confluence of smart growth and resiliency, legal hurdles to living shores, the role of LWRPs, qualification for the NFIP Community Rating System, and mapping and other practical tools.
Conference Agenda

9:00 am   Welcome
               Dean Patricia Salkin
9:10 am   Assessing the Risks to the Region: Climatology & Long Island
               Daniel Bader, Research Analyst at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research
10:00 am  Morning Keynote
               Kate Dineen, Managing Director, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
10:30 am  Coffee Break
10:45 am  Putting the Regulatory Pieces Together: the Community Risk & Resiliency Act, Comprehensive Plans, 
               LWRPs, SEQRA and local code amendments
               Mark Lowery, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
               Kari Gathen, NYS Department of State
               Panel Commentator Sarah Adams-Schoen, Director of the Institute on Land Use & Sustainable Development Law, 
               Touro Law Center
12:00 pm  Lunchtime Keynote
                Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
1:30 pm   Resilience is SmartGrowth: Regional Best Practices
               Paul Beyer, NYS DOS Director of Smart Growth Planning
               Jonathan Halfon, FEMA Deputy Field Coordinator, Community Planning and Capacity Building
               Patricia Bourne, City of Long Beach Econ. Devel. Director
               Eric Alexander, Director, Vision Long Island
               Panel Commentator Joseph A. Siegel (EPA Region 2 Senior Attorney) 
2:50 pm   Living Shorelines: Science and Legal Hurdles 
               Dr. Henry Bokuniewicz, Stony Brook University School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
               Jay Tanski, New York Sea Grant
               Pamela R. Esterman, Sive Paget & Risel, P.C. 
4:00 pm    Afternoon Break
4:10 pm    Practical Tools Breakout Sessions
               Decreasing NFIP Premiums Under the Community Rating System
               Bill Nechamen, NYS DEC, Chief, Floodplain Manager
               Crystal Tramunti, FEMA CRS Manager for EPA Region 2
               Jonathan Botos, Certified Floodplain Manager, Town of East Hampton
               New Resilience Mapping Tools
               Jeff Herter, New York State DOS, Department of Planning & Development
               Stephen Lloyd, Senior Spatial Analyst - GIS Manager, The Nature Conservancy of Long Island
               Amanda Stevens, SLAMM Project Manager, NYSERDA
7:00 pm    Reception

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