Monday, December 3, 2018

Dec 6: Pace Land Use Law Center's annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use & Sustainable Development Conference

The Pace Land Use Law Center’s annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use & Sustainable Development Conference is a significant educational event in the region, with more than 250 attorneys, business professionals, and local leaders learning about national, regional, and local challenges and innovations. This year’s theme: Sustainable Development as a Market Driver. Join us on Thursday, December 6th to discuss the challenges local governments in the New York Metropolitan area face when it comes to developing new ways to plan, regulate, and design communities. This year’s conference will focus on comprehensive and area planning, zoning for downtown redevelopment, sign regulations, SEQRA, and so much more. CLE, CM, and AIA credits available.


Opening Keynote

Christopher B. Leinberger, Metropolitan Land Strategist

Christopher B. Leinberger is a land use strategist, professor, real estate developer, researcher, speaker and author, who balances business realities with social and environmental concerns. Mr. Leinberger is the:

Read Mr. Leinberger's full bio

Lunch Keynote

Sam Schwartz, PE, President, and CEO of Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC

Mr. Schwartz is President, and CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants a firm that specializes in transportation planning and engineering. In addition to his 1982 to 1986 post as Traffic Commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation, he has served as an adjunct professor of engineering at Cooper Union, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College. Mr. Schwartz is also the Inaugural Ted Kheel Fellow at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Among the many roles he has held throughout his career, he is the acclaimed author of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and The Fall of Cars, and No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (2018). He also pens the “Gridlock Sam” and “Transit Sam” columns in the New York Daily News and Downtown Express.

Mr. Schwartz serves on the board of the Regional Plan Association, the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. His accomplishments over the course of his career have been recognized with a wide array of awards, including, most recently, Transportation Alternatives’ David Gurin Award, Riders Alliance Honoree, the NYC Zoning Advisory Council Honor Award, and the AAA Traffic Safety Award.


Planning Ethics (for Professional Planners)

Ethics in Land Use: Guiding Principles for Attorneys and Land Use Board Members

Capturing Smart Growth: The Planning Net

The New (and Old) Secrets About SEQRA

Pipes, Pumps & Plants: Developing Infrastructure to Grow Communities

The Local Role in State Climate Goals

A Sign (Code) of the Times

Capturing Smart Growth: The Regulatory Net

Case Law Updates: Recent Developments in Land Use Law


On Wednesday evening, December 5th, 2018, the Center will host a pre-conference dinner and networking event. Please join the Land Use Law Center for this special event as we honor Richard L. O’Rourke, Esq., with this year’s Founder’s Award and Noelle C. Wolfson with our first Distinguished Young Attorney Award.  The award will be presented at a Dinner and Award Ceremony at The Mansion on Broadway in White Plains at 6:00 pm.


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