Friday, April 19, 2019

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law is hiring a Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Graduate Fellow

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law is hiring a Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Graduate Fellow. The Fellow will work part time in Pace's Land Use Law Center while working towards an LLM in Environmental Law.

For more information, visit https://law.pace.edu/graduate/llm-graduate-fellowships.

Since 1978, Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law has provided an internationally acclaimed environmental legal education. Our dedicated faculty have been pioneers in developing and implementing environmental law and continue to serve as national and world leaders in the field. We are the only top environmental law program that is about forty minutes away by train from New York City and two hours away by air from Washington, DC, providing students with easy access to outstanding practice opportunities.  Fellows receive a full tuition waiver and a modest stipend to cover living expenses. Applications for the Land Use and Sustainable Development Fellowship are due April 30, 2019.

 

About the Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development (For more information, visit law.pace.edu/landuse)

Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. The Center provides research, training, technical assistance, support and strategic planning services to communities.  Working with trained law students, the Center quickly, affordably and effectively develops techniques to remedy nearly all types of land use problems that afflict urban, suburban and rural communities.  The Center enjoys a track record of successful implementation in partnership with local land use leaders, other change agents, and state and federal agencies. 

 

It accomplishes this through its programs and catalytic demonstration projects, which cover a range of topics, including:

  • Local Environmental Law and Natural Resource Conservation
  • Historic Building and Agricultural Land Preservation
  • Smart Growth
  • Community Economic Development
  • Urban Revitalization
  • Affordable, Fair and Workforce Housing
  • Vacant and Distressed Property Remediation
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Sustainable Site and Neighborhood Development
  • Green Building Programs
  • Local Wind and Solar Energy Regulation
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Community Resiliency
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Collaborative Decision-Making and Facilitation

April 19, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sustainable Development Code is launching!

As many of you know, Jonathan Rosenbloom (Drake) has been working on updating the Sustainable Development Code, and it is about to re-launch.  Visit sustainablecitycode.org.  More info below.

Also, Jon is working with other land use professors' classes to have students assist in drafting these chapters.  I've integrated this assignment into my class this semester and it has worked really well.  In fact, we are even going to have the students present their SDC section drafts in a CLE for local practitioners we're calling, "Lessons for Fast-Growth Cities:  What Works and Why."  Should be a lot of fun.  

 

Our mission is to help local governments build more resilient, environmentally conscious, economically secure, and socially equitable communities.

Our recommendations are structured around 32 subchapters that focus on different sustainable development challenges.

On May 15 we will launch two fully drafted subchapters—climate change and wildlife habitat protection—as well as portions of each of the 30 other subchapters.

With more than 250 free, fully searchable recommendations supported by over 1,000 local ordinances, the SDC is the perfect place to dive in and start tackling some of our communities’ most pressing issues.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Idaho Law seeks a visitor for 2019-20 to teach Civ Pro and related courses

Forgive this intrusion into usual land use-related posts, but here is a post from the associate dean side of my brain:

Idaho Law's Boise campus is seeking a visitor for the 2019-20 academic year to teach two semesters of Civ Pro and one or maybe two other courses in consultation with the visitor.  Would be a great opportunity for folks trying to get into the law teaching biz.  Here is the job link:

https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/26175

Feel free to email me if you want to discuss details (millers@uidaho.edu)

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Call for Authors - Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions

Call for Authors - Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions

Deadline for Applying: Friday, April 26, 2019

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on the rewritten opinions for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions. This edited volume is part of a collaborative project among law professors and others to rewrite, from a feminist perspective, key judicial decisions in the United States. The initial volume, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court, edited by Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger, and Bridget J. Crawford, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. Cambridge University Press has approved a series of Feminist Judgments books. In 2017, Cambridge University Press published the tax volume titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions. Other volumes in the pipeline include rewritten trusts and estates opinions and rewritten family law opinions.

Property law volume editors Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod and Elena Maria Marty-Nelson seek prospective authors and commentators for multiple rewritten property opinions covering a range of topics. With the help of an advisory board of distinguished property law scholars, the editors have selected a list of cases that have not appeared in other Feminist Judgment volumes; potential authors are welcome to suggest opinions which do not appear on the list.

Proposals must be either to (1) rewrite a case opinion (subject to a 10,000-word limit) or (2) comment on a rewritten opinion (subject to a 4,000-word limit). Rewritten opinions may be re-imagined majority opinions, concurrences, or dissents. Authors of rewritten opinions will be bound by the law and precedent in effect at the time of the original decision. Commentators should explain the original court decision, how the rewritten feminist opinion differs from the original decision, and the impact the rewritten feminist opinion might have made. The volume editors conceive of feminism as a broad movement and welcome proposals that bring into focus intersectional concerns beyond gender, such as race, class, disability, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and immigration status.

To apply, please email (1) a paragraph or two describing your area of expertise and your interest in this project; (2) your top two or three preferences from the list of cases below; and (3) whether you prefer to serve as an author of a rewritten opinion or an author of a commentary to a rewritten opinion. Please submit this information via email to the editors, Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod and Elena Maria Marty-Nelson, at elrodrig@fiu.edu and nelsone@nova.edu by Friday, April 26, 2019. The Feminist Judgments Project and the Property book editors are committed to including authors from diverse backgrounds. If you feel an aspect of your personal identity is important to your participation, please feel free to include that in your expression of interest. The editors will notify accepted authors and commentators by Monday, May 13, 2019. First drafts of rewritten opinions will be due on Monday, September 16, 2019. First drafts of commentaries will be due on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Tentative List of Cases:

  1. Moore v. City of E. Cleveland, 431 U.S. 494 (1977) (exclusionary zoning)
  2. Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. 576 (2013) (patents)
  3. Sawada v. Endo, 561 P.2d 1291 (Haw. 1977) (tenancy by the entireties)
  4. Gruen v. Gruen, 496 N.E.2d 869 (N.Y. 1986) (inter vivos gifts)
  5. Coggan v. Coggan, 239 So. 2d 17 (Fla. 1970) (ouster of co-tenant)
  6. Phillips Neighborhood Hous. Tr. v. Brown, 564 N.W.2d 573 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997) (lease termination for illegal activity)
  7. Taylor v. Canterbury, 92 P.3d 961 (Colo. 2004) (secret severance of joint tenancy)
  8. White v. Samsung Elecs. Am., Inc., 971 F.2d 1395 (9th Cir. 1992) (publicity rights)
  9. Johnson v. M’Intosh, 21 U.S. 543 (1823) (Native American property rights)
  10. Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994) (exactions/eminent domain)
  11. Bartley v. Sweetser, 890 S.W.2d 250 (Ark. 1994) (premises liability)
  12. Tate v. Water Works & Sewer Bd. of City of Oxford, 217 So. 3d 906 (Ala. Civ. App. 2016) (adverse possession and condemnation)
  13. Blake v. Stradford, 725 N.Y.S.2d 189 (Dist. Ct. 2001) (ejectment of domestic partner)
  14. Pocono Springs Civic Ass’n, Inc. v. MacKenzie, 667 A.2d 233 (Pa. Super. Ct.1995) (abandonment of real property)

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Conference / Student Writing Competition: Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

From Mahsa Javid at Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation:

  1. The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation will host its 10th Annual Conference: Contemporary Perspectives on Cultural Heritageon Friday, April 5, 2019 at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit: https://www.culturalheritagelaw.org/2019-Conference
  2. The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation's 2019 Law Student Writing Competition is now open. Through this competition we encourage scholarship in cultural heritage law by recognizing law students for superior papers in the field. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, June 30, 2019. For more information, please visit: https://www.culturalheritagelaw.org/competition

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Building Regulations and Urban Form - 1200-1900

I'm really excited about this book, which was published last year and just came across my desk.  

Building Regulations and Urban Form, 1200-1900: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

 

1. Building Regulations and Urban Form: An Introduction

[Terry R. Slater and Sandra M.G. Pinto]

2. Islamic Building Regulations: The Fourteenth-Century Tunis Book and its Counterparts

[Mohd Dani Muhamad ]

3. Regulation of Private Building Activity in Medieval Lisbon

[Sandra M.G. Pinto]

4. Policies and Regulations in the Forming of Late-Medieval Trogir (Croatia)

[Ana Plosnić Škarić]

5. Streets and the Commune: Italy in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance

[David Friedman]

6. Building Regulations and Urban Development in Antwerp and Bruges, 1200-1700

[Heidi Deneweth]

7. Building Regulations and Urban Development in Late Medieval Elburg and Early Modern Amsterdam

[Jaap Evert Abrahamse and Reinout Rutte]

8. Early Modern Building Regulation in England: Midland Towns, 1400–1800

[Terry R. Slater]

9. Beautifying the City and Improving the Streets with Building Permits: Lyons, 1580–1770

[Bernard Gauthiez and Olivier Zeller]

10. Risk, (In)Security, Regulation and Architecture in Nouvelle France

[André Bélanger and Anne Bordeleau]

11. The Politics of Health: Urban Regulation and Planning in the Spanish Colonies During the Eighteenth Century

[Claudia Murray]

12. Regulating the Growth of Dublin, 1750–1850

[Rob Goodbody]

13. The Development of Ottoman Urban Regulations: Istanbul, 1700–1900

[Işıl Çokuğraş and C. İrem Gençer]

14. Construction Regulations in Athens, 1833–1864: Creating a Metropolis

[Dora Monioudi-Gavala]

15. Building Regulations in Livonian Towns and Their Impact on Local Urban Space 1697–1904

[Mart Siilivask]

 

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April Fools for Land Users

This may only be funny to those who attended Berkeley...but I thought it might transcend.

 

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April 1, 2019

College Announcement

The 2019 Campaign to Beautify Wurster Hall 

In an effort to better connect Wurster Hall to the greater UC Berkeley community, and address the oft-repeated complaint that the building is "so ugly," the College will be painting, color-washing and sandblasting the concrete building's exterior.

"I don't think this building could look any worse," shared a Berkeley Haas student in a recent community meeting. "You might as well give it a try."

The centerpiece of this campaign will be the installation of a "California Gold" perforated metal sign (pictured above), commissioned by Dean Jennifer Wolch in honor of her 10-year tenure as William W. Wurster Dean of the College.

Work is expected to begin in May, depending on weather and contractor availability.  

Read below to see additional proposals or works-in-progress as part of this beautification initiative.


► A Warm Oski Welcome

Who better to welcome students to the College than Cal's beloved mascot, Oski! A mural was recently completed to welcome newly admitted students to the Wurster community. The mural's grand unveiling will take place today in front of the building. All are invited to attend!

Kindly RSVP at oskihugs@berkeley.edu.

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► CED Unveils Plan for 3-D Printed Coffee Ground Parking Structure

In an attempt to alleviate the congestion and traffic woes of the shared Berkeley Law and Wurster Hall parking lot (pictured below), UC Berkeley has commissioned a team of architects and engineers to 3-D print a multi-story parking structure entirely out of coffee grounds.

The project, led by Professor of Architecture and 3-D printing expert Ronald Rael, will use over 150 tons of coffee grounds and is expected to be LEED Green Building certified. The first 50 tons of recycled coffee were generously donated by Rice & Bones, and CED is currently seeking additional support from local roasters. 

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If you have any questions or feedback about this beautification campaign, please visit our campaign website.



 

 
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