​​Past Speakers
Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture
in Land Use Planning and the Law


11TH ANNUAL WITH MICHAEL GERRARD

 

Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Chair of the Earth Institute at Columbia Law School​

​​​"Climate CHange and Land use Law: A Strategy to Avoid the worst Impacts"

Michael Gerrard’s talk, titled “Climate Change and Land Use Law: A Strategy to Avoid the Worst Impacts,” explores how the latest climate projections paint a dire future unless radical measures are taken. Professor Gerrard will discuss how settled doctrines and practices in land use and environmental law will need to be revisited if we are to forestall the worst impacts of climate change, and cope with those that will occur anyway. 

April 9th, 2015
5:45pm
Jonathon B. Chase Community Center​
Vermont Law School

This lecture is free and open to the public.

  10th Annual with Lee Ann Fennell 

Max Pam Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School

“Co-location, Co-location, Co-location:
Land Use and Housin​​g Priorities Reimagined”

Lee Anne Fennell’s talk, titled “Co-location, Co-location, Co-location: Land Use and Housing Priorities Reimagined”​ explores how, when it comes to housing, what matters most is not geographic location alone, but rather proximity to other land uses and land users—that is, co-location. Fennell will examine how taking the idea of co-location seriously could advance housing policy and transform our understanding of land use possibilities and priorities.

April 9th, 2014
5:45pm
Jonathon B. Chase Community Center​
Vermont Law School

This event is co-sponsored by the American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter. 

This lecture is free and open to the public.​

Robert Liberty 9TH ANNUAL WITH ROBERT LIBERTY

Director of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator at Portland State University;Marjorie Fried Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School

"​Rising to the Land Use ​Challenge:

How Planners and Regulators Can Help Sustain Our Civilization”

Robert L. Liberty's talk, titled "Rising to the Land Use Challenge: How Planners and Regulators Can Help Sustain Our Civilization," will address global climate change as only one of the multiplying signs that global civilization is threatened by humans' destruction of the natural systems that support us. "In this country many land use planners have the training, skills and knowledge to challenge the prevailing orthodoxy, to restate the necessity of the regulation of the use of land and to play a leadership role in preparing our nation and our world for the changes that we must make to sustain our civilization," he says.​​

February 7th, 2013
5:30pm
Jonathon B. Chase Community Center​
Vermont Law School

This event is co-sponsored by the American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter. 

This lecture is free and open to the public.