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Vermont Law School Symposium to Address "Growing Green Communities"

February 6, 2009

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School will host a symposium entitled "Growing Green Communities: Infrastructure Development and the Environment," to be held at the law school on Feb. 20.

The timely seminar is organized by the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) and will focus on three areas of infrastructure development: transportation, land use/urban design, and energy.

Developing and implementing new infrastructure in these areas has the potential to drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuels and associated emissions, while strengthening the health and vitality of our communities. Panel discussions will explore emerging technologies, public policy options, and potential challenges that will be faced.

This year's keynote speaker will be Timothy Duane, a Vermont Law School professor and land use expert. The VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment and University of Vermont's Transportation Research Center are co-sponsoring the event.

Panel sessions will be held on Friday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Chase Community Center and are free and open to the public. Vermont CLE credits are available.

Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is a student-run organization at Vermont Law School. In addition to publishing scholarly articles online and in an annual series of books, VJEL arranges annual spring symposia on timely legal topics. For more information about the symposium or VJEL, please call (802) 831-1024 or visit VJEL's website at

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