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  • Awards & Accomplishments | Pace Law School
    issues Professor Nolon has taught through a special leadership training program more than 1 500 Hudson Valley leaders decision makers legislators citizens and activists how to use and if necessary change local laws in order to protect and improve the environment and support eco friendly development John is known as the green guru of Westchester says Ned Sullivan president of the 45 year old and 25 000 member strong environmental group Scenic Hudson Not only is he a consummate legal practitioner he is also a highly skilled mediator I ve seen him help Westchester public officials at odds over competing visions of land use to forge a shared agenda and move forward New York State Bar Association Honor The Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association honored Professor John Nolon and the Center s Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program on January 1 2007 for extensive work in educating state and local officials on land use and environmental impacts which has resulted in a positive impact on New York s natural resources Quality of Life Award On October 27 2004 Mid Hudson Pattern for Progress awarded the Land Use Law Center with its Quality of Life Award in honor of the demonstrated qualities of determination hard work sacrifice ambition and willingness to help others to which we should all aspire Award of Excellence The Land Use Law Center was awarded the Rockland County Executive Hon C Scott Vanderhoef Award of Excellence in October 2004 Achievement Award for Excellence Westchester Interfaith Housing Corporation honored the Land Use Law Center on May 21 2004 with its Achievement Award for Excellence recognizing the Center s work and commitment to supporting affordable housing practices New York State Assembly and New York League of Conservation Voters Award On April 2 2004 the New York Public Assembly and the League of Conservation Voters Westchester Chapter recognized John R Nolon an outstanding citizen who is worthy of our esteem and the esteem of the great State of New York with a Citation taking note of and publicly acknowledging individuals who serve the best interests of their communities and whose endeavors have enhanced the lives of others in this great State Achievement Award On January 9 2002 the alumni of the Land Use Law Center honored Professor John R Nolon with an award in recognition of his dedication leadership and guidance Special Recognition Award The Westchester Municipal Planning Federation awarded the Land Use Law Center with its Special Recognition Award on Jun 8 2000 recognizing the Center s successful efforts for planning on a regional level State Legislative Resolution Special Commendation On May 18 1999 the State of New York Legislature passed a Resolution honoring John R Nolon upon occasion of his designation for special commendation by the Housing Action Council for giving his time energies competence intelligence and leadership to serve the best interests of his community Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition The United States Congress presented John R Nolon with a Certificate of

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  • News & Announcements | Pace Law School
    to two million dollars in New York State funding to continue its sustainable development work In partnership with Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey Sustainable Jersey Center staff will design and implement a comprehensive state wide community climate action certification program with a web interface that facilitates the application and certification process Additionally the Center was awarded a New York Department of State Local Government Efficiency grant to expand the Mayor s Redevelopment Roundtable for cities in the New York Hudson Valley Region This award recognizes the Center s work providing cutting edge policy research for and advising the cities and their legal development and planning departments to identify urban redevelopment barriers develop best practices to overcome them and implement these practices in each of the participating cities to create job producing sustainable neighborhoods Read more Professor John R Nolon Invited to Participate in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Expert Meeting Professor John R Nolon Counsel to the Land Use Law Center and Director of the Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes has been invited to participate again in the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Expert Meeting on Human Settlements and Infrastructure which will be held this spring in Calcutta India The meeting will be part of Professor Nolon s involvement with the IPCC assisting on a study of human settlements and climate change as a member of the expert group for the Panel s Fifth Assessment Report scheduled to be released in 2014 LULA Program Founder Among Westchester s Most Influential Residents John R Nolon was selected by Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester s Most Influential Residents for his work at the Land Use Law Center According to the article published in November 2008 The planet many of us have come to realize is in need of help and it seems no one has done more to help our piece of it than John R Nolon the founder of Pace Law School s nationally acclaimed Land Use Law Center a training and research center for environmental and land issues Professor Nolon has taught through a special leadership training program more than 1 500 Hudson Valley leaders decision makers legislators citizens and activists how to use and if necessary change local laws in order to protect and improve the environment and support eco friendly development John is known as the green guru of Westchester says Ned Sullivan president of the 45 year old and 25 000 member strong environmental group Scenic Hudson Not only is he a consummate legal practitioner he is also a highly skilled mediator I ve seen him help Westchester public officials at odds over competing visions of land use to forge a shared agenda and move forward The USGBC Land Use Law Center Announce Two Resources to Help Local Governments Create Sustainable Neighborhoods The U S Green Building Council USGBC and the Land Use Law Center announce two new free resources the Technical Guidance Manual for Sustainable Neighborhoods and

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  • Center Publications | Pace Law School
    and sedimentation habitat removal wetland disappearance and water quality degradation that comes from the improper location of buildings and other improvements poorly managed site clearance and management and environmentally insensitive construction practices Approx 600 pages Amazon com New Ground The Advent of Local Environmental Law Local governments have adopted a host of environmental laws that establish new standards governing the use of the land These are found in traditional land use laws including zoning and subdivision regulations as well as in regulations that protect particular environmental features such as ridgelines wetlands watersheds scenic viewsheds and waterbodies This is a very recent movement but one that has proceeded far enough to demonstrate the powerful role that local governments can play in the nation s efforts to protect natural resources and to maintain environmental quality The advent of local environmental law challenges practitioners and academics to describe this new field and explain its relationship to traditional concepts of environmental and land use law New Ground The Advent of Local Environmental Law presents a collection of papers examining local environmental law and its strategic role in shaping an appropriate response to a new generation of environmental and land use challenges Contributors are distinguished scholars and practitioners who have written casebooks and articles on land use and environmental law served in federal state and local administrations or national bar and planning association committees or prepared national treatises on the subject Their papers were presented at a symposium hosted by Pace University School and co sponsored by ELI The book includes a detailed explanation of this developing field by the editor the participants papers and their commentaries at the symposium Approx 400 pages 35 95 Amazon com Starting Ground Series The Land Use Law Center of Pace University School of Law announces the publication of 12 small books on local land use and conservation practices Each of these books responds to questions that have been asked by local officials citizens land developers environmentalists and their professional advisers in the dozens of training sessions workshops and conferences that the Center has conducted Each book is a concise and readable summary of research papers prepared by professors staff attorneys or senior law students The books contain appendices including references to additional readings New York statutes and cases and other information that supplements the text s clear and concise description of the subject The titles include Basics of Land Use Practice Ground Rules Answers to Common Smart Growth Questions Smart Growth Strategies Smart Growth Case Studies Local Environmental Strategies Local Environmental Ordinances Environmental Review of Land Use Projects Open Space Preservation Meeting Housing Needs Intermunicipal Land Use Cooperation Land Use Mediation Significant Land Use Cases To order Complete and return the order form along with a check or money order made payable to the Land Use Law Center Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law Standing Ground Professor John R Nolon s Protecting the Environment through Land Use Law Standing Ground takes a close look at the historical

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  • Scholarship of Land Use Law | Pace Law School
    recover from natural disasters through intelligent pre and post disaster land use planning and regulation San Diego Pace and Yale University collaborated on a two year project called Losing Ground that featured six symposia involving an interdisciplinary team of professors who lectured and wrote on the topic Breaking Ground Developing Compact Mixed Use Developments in Suburban Communities Breaking Ground Planning and Building in Priority Growth Districts was published by Professor Jessica Bacher and Professor Nolon in the Real Estate Law Journal a Thompson West publication in the Spring of 2008 It provides a step by step process illustrating how local governmental can use their legal authority to alter human settlement patterns in developing suburban areas Priority Growth Districts is the Land Use Law Center s term for suburban developments are transportation efficient cutting down on vehicle miles traveled and vehicle trips and energy efficient employing smaller and more thermally efficient residences and commercial buildings This article is based on an interdisciplinary study by the Land Use Law Center and a 150 page monograph produced for a conference sponsored by the Center on the same subject This type of development is a critical building block in Shifting Ground the Center s project aimed at mitigating climate change through compact suburban and transit oriented energy efficient urban development Level Ground Developing Affordable Housing Meeting Local Housing Needs Local Inclusionary Housing Programs Meeting Housing Needs was written by Professor Jessica Bacher and Professor Nolon and published in the Real Estate Law Journal a Thompson West publication in the Summer of 2007 In many parts of the country affordable housing is inadequate causing gentrification and the loss of diversity in the housing stock and population This publication is part of a long term program of the Land Use Law Center called Meeting Housing Needs that demonstrates how local governments can level the playing field for those in need of workforce senior and moderate income housing how they can facilitate the development of housing affordable to those increasingly housed out by the high cost of development Shifting Ground Mitigating Climate Change through Land Use and Transportation Planning the Land Use Stabilization Wedge Shifting Ground to Address Climate Change The Land Use Law Solution appears in the Spring 2008 issue of the Government Law Policy Journal a publication of the New York State Bar Association The article conceives and describes a Land Use Stabilization Wedge a strategy that aggregates five separate methods of stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions This builds on Princeton Professor Robert Socolow s optimistic assertion that an excuse for inaction based on the world s lack of technological readiness does not exist It asserts that the existing legal authority of state and local governments to regulate and guide land use and building is a powerful technology already deployed somewhere in the world a ready tool for attacking climate change The Land Use Stabilization Wedge aggregates several of Socolow s initiatives and employs multiple mitigation techniques available to citizens in every locality in the country

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  • Gaining Ground Report | Pace Law School
    University Search form Search You are here Home Publications Resources Gaining Ground Report Property Rights and Eminent Domain The Mighty Myths of the Kelo Case By John R Nolon The Government Law and Policy Journal of the New York Bar Association Special Issue on Eminent Domain Reform Vol 8 No 3 Winter 2006 Local Inclusionary Housing Programs Meeting Housing Needs By John R Nolon and Jessica Bacher Real Estate Law

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  • Community Tools | Pace Law School
    Academic Calendar Academic Calendar January Admits Registrar Bursar Shuttle Bus Schedule Campus Map Departmental Directory Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search You are here Home Publications Resources Community Tools The Land Use Law Center provides access to a wealth of resources designed to assist students municipal officials and community groups in several areas of land use concern Here you can access a wide range of materials related to Development Law Geographic Information Systems GIS Housing Intermunicipal Cooperation Local Environmental Law and Mediation Students developed this site as part of the Center s first year orientation program The students spent the semester researching available resources in the six topics listed above and designed web pages that provide comprehensive coverage of each topic Clicking on the above links will allow you to access resources available at the Land Use Law Center Pace Gerber Glass Law Library and state and local government offices You will also find links to various professional organizations and advocacy groups A summary of relevant case law and statutes for each of the six topics is also included This site is the product of student research and is designed only as a starting

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  • Related Links | Pace Law School
    teach you a community building collaborative process for planning each land development to be sustainable enhance the environment and vitalize the existing neighborhood Smart Growth Network Home Page The Network helps create national regional and local coalitions to encourage metropolitan development that is Environmentally smart Fiscally smart Economically and socially smart United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Farmland Information Center The Farmland Information Center FIC is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship The FIC is a public private partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS and American Farmland Trust AFT which was authorized by the federal Farmland Protection Policy Act FPPA The FIC provides an online collection of laws literature statistics and sample documents on farmland protection and stewardship Land Trust Alliance Smart Growth Online Back to Top Legal Resources Cornell s Legal Information Institute Law about Land Use Includes an overview of land use law as well as extensive links to federal state and local sources NYU School of Law Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Home Page Numerous links for Land Use Law links and cases on takings and resources on environmental justice Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy The leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate land use and housing development Back to Top Government Resources Smart Communities Network Creating Energy Smart Communities United States Bureau of Land Management National Home Page It is the mission of the Bureau of Land Management to sustain the health diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations United States Environmental Protection Agency Homepage EPA Web Site Resource for Smart Growth Environmental Protection Department of State and click on Local Government Services New York

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  • Conference Sponsors - 2015 | Pace Law School
    Admits Registrar Bursar Shuttle Bus Schedule Campus Map Departmental Directory Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search You are here Home Conference Sponsors 2015 Breaking Ground Sponsors Well Grounded Sponsors Gaining Ground Sponsors New Ground Sponsors Morning Break Sponsor Afternoon Break Sponsor Reception Sponsor Click here for sponsorship opportunities Apply to Pace Law Alumni Connections Support Pace Law A Z Index Apply Now Alumni Connections

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