Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Jan 24 @ UConn Law: Historic and Green - A New Climate Agenda

Posted on behalf of Sara Bronin.  See full details here.
Historic and Green - A New Climate Agenda
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Check in and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Elizabeth Shapiro, Director of Culture, State Historic Preservation Office
Joseph MacDougald, Professor in Residence and Executive Director, UConn Center for Energy and Environmental Law

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Lecture: Framing the Issue

Why do we need to build a consensus that historic resources and sustainability go hand in hand?  And how can the law help us make historic places more resilient? 

Sara Bronin, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair of Real Property Law and Faculty Director, UConn Center for Energy & Environmental Law

9:15 am - 9:30 am
Lecture: Documenting Connecticut’s Resources & Threats

How is the state documenting historic resources and environmental threats to them?  How could the public benefit from this information? 

Jenny Scofield, State & National Register Coordinator, State Historic Preservation Office

9:30 am - 9:40 am
Stakeholders: What are the top legislative priorities at the intersection of preservation and the environment? 

Jane Montanaro, Executive Director, Preservation Connecticut  

Mike Piscitelli, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association

9:40 am - 10:35 am
Panel 1: Resilience Lessons Beyond our Borders

How do other places improve the resiliency of historic places? 


Lynn Stoddard, Executive Director, the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Eastern Connecticut State University                   


Lisa Craig, Principal, The Craig Group

Joseph Cornish, Director of Design Review, Boston Landmarks Commission

10:35 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Stakeholders: What are the top legislative priorities at the intersection of preservation and the environment?

Mary Falvey, Executive Director, Hartford Preservation Alliance

Curt Johnson, Executive Director, Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Lori Brown, Executive Director, CT League of Conservation Voters

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Panel 2: The Greenest Buildings

How do state laws/programs on energy efficiency, demolition by neglect, and renewable energy impact the sustainability of historic properties? 


James Albis, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection


Leticia Colon de Mejias, Chair, Efficiency For All

Brian Farnen, ’02, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Connecticut Green Bank

Libby Reinish ‘20, Student, UConn Law School

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Legislative Response


Timothy Fisher, Dean and Professor of Law, UConn Law School


Senator Cathy Osten, Trustee, Preservation Connecticut

Panelists (invited): 

Senator Christine Cohen

Representative Jonathan Steinberg

Representative Cristin McCarthy-Vahey

Franklin Perry ‘14, Director of Policy for Representative Matt Ritter 

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Lecture: Hazard Mitigation Planning

What is a hazard mitigation plan?  How has the State incorporated historic properties into hazard mitigation planning now?  What improvements are needed? 

Dave Murphy, P.E., CFM  Manager of Water Resources Planning, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Panel 3: Resiliency & Disaster Planning


Shubhada Kambli, Sustainability CoordinatorCity of Hartford


Ryan Rowberry, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Co-Director, Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, Georgia State University College of Law

Rebecca French, Director of Resilience, Department of Housing, State of Connecticut

Deanna Rhodes, CCAPA, Director of Planning & Neighborhood Services, Norwich

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Open Discussion: Building a Statewide Agenda

What are the key elements of a statewide policy agenda reconciling environmentalists and preservationists? 

3:30 pm
Networking Reception
Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
HartfordCT 06105-2290
Deb King
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

NEW AALS SECTION on Community Economic Development

If you’re at the AALS meeting, don’t miss the inaugural meeting of the new Provisional Section on Community Economic Development (CED) on Saturday, January 4 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park (room tba). We’ll discuss the section’s activities in the coming year, and we would love to hear from you about your interests, emerging needs, or perceived gaps that we can work to fill with section programming. Refreshments will be provided.

The CED Section is designed to be a dynamic, collaborative space to enhance the scholarship, activism, and direct legal work of CED-focused faculty and staff. Community Economic Development focuses on community-driven strategies designed to provide meaningful economic opportunities for communities that have been economically oppressed, subordinated, or marginalized.

If you can’t make the meeting but want to connect with the CED Section, please email Camille Pannu at cpannu@law.uci.edu.

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