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American Bar Association

Smart Growth: State Strategies in Managing Sprawl

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

In order for smart growth programs to succeed, proactive state involvement in land use planning is needed. Smart growth policies and enforcement mechanisms can have measureable effects on sustainable growth management. State oversight and enforcement in certain aspects of land use are critical to the success of any smart growth program. While some states have articulated smart growth goals in their land use regulations, few have successfully implemented those policies. Factors such as strong implementation methods, public participation, and coordinated legislation also contribute to the success of smart growth programs. This program will examine how state laws can establish and enforce smart growth and will review the application of those laws in specific decided cases. Additionally, the program summarizes several crucial features of an effective smart growth program.

Program Faculty

Edward J. Sullivan, Owner - Portland, Garvey Schubert Barer, Portland, OR

Jessica Yeh (Moderator), Lewis and Clark Law School (May 2012), Former Clerkship, Third Circuit Court of Hawaii, Judge Glenn S. Hara, Portland, OR

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The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
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Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4sms
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$95 Section of State and Local Government Law Members, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Section of Environment Members, Energy and Resources Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys

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