Thursday, October 18, 2018
The University of Idaho College of Law's conference on wildfire planning and law is being broadcast live this Friday. Tune in if you have a chance. All times Mountain.
Click here to view the live video and then select "Lincoln Auditorium."
Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface
State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium
Oct. 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Basic Admission: $75
|8:00 - 8:45||Registration and Light Breakfast (Capitol Cafeteria)|
|8:45 - 9:00||Introductory Remarks
Stephen R. Miller, Associate Dean & Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
|9:00 - 10:00||How is Wildfire in the WUI Different? How Do We Plan for It?
Trends, Impacts, and the Economics of Wildfires at the Community Scale
Kimiko Barrett, Research & Policy Analyst, Headwaters Economics
Using Pre-Disaster Community Capacity to Address Land Use Post-Wildfire: Three California Case Studies
Edith Hannigan, Land Use Planning Policy Manager, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
|10:00 - 11:15||Finding Success in WUI Regulations: A Case Study from Washington State
Molly Mowery, President, Wildfire Planning International
Craig Gildroy, Planning Director, City of Chelan, Washington
Mike Kaputa, Director, Chelan County Natural Resources, Chelan County, Washington
Steve King, Economic Development Director, City of Wenatchee, Washington
|11:30 - 12:00||Fires of Change
Shawn Skabelund, Installation Artist / Curator
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch (Capitol Cafeteria)|
|1:00 - 2:00||What are the Limits of Planning for Wildfire in the WUI?
Limits to Adaptation: Post-Wildfire Views of WUI Regulations and Planning
Miranda Mockrin, Research Scientist, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Hillary Fishler, School of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Utah State University
Susan Stewart, Research Scientist, U.S. Forest Service (Ret.)
Addressing the Impact of Absentee Landowners on Community Wildfire Safety
Meghan Housewright, Director, Fire and Life Safety Policy Institute, National Fire Protection Association
Michele Steinberg, Manager, Wildfire Division, National Fire Protection Association
|2:00 - 3:15||
Envisioning a Cohesive Wildfire Strategy for the Northern Rockies
|3:30 - 4:30||The Role of Informal Governance in Wildfire Planning: Observations from Idaho
Stephen R. Miller, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Idaho College of Law
Jaap Vos, Professor & Program Head, Bioregional Planning & Community Design, University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture
Eric Lindquist, Associate Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University
|4:30||Reception (Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center)|
Monday, October 8, 2018
Kate Redburn, a student at Yale Law, has posted "Zoned Out: How Zoning Law Undermines Family Law's Functional Turn." Here is the abstract:
A fundamental contradiction in the legal definition of family lurks at the intersection of family law and zoning law. One set of doctrines has increasingly recognized the claims of “functional families,” the other has come to rely on the definition of “formal family”- those related by blood, marriage or adoption. As a result, the “functional turn” in family law is undermined or unstable in at least 32 states. Using original legal analysis and historical research, this paper illuminates that contradiction, explains how it came about, and argues that it must be resolved in favor of functional families. After a brief introduction (Part I), Part II surveys the "functional turn" in state family law, while Part III offers a novel history of the definition of family in zoning law, which I call the "formal turn." Part IV offers normative and practical reasons why the definition of family should be loosened, offering recommendations for legislative and judicial solutions.