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Pace law professor John Nolon contributed an Op-ed to The Journal News on solutions to problems caused by major storms such as Hurricane Irene.

An Op-ed by law professor John Nolon was published by The Journal News.

From the article:

“News coverage of the damage wrought by tropical storms Irene and Lee and the Editorial Board’s recent panel discussion on the topic described a perfect storm caused by a rapidly changing physical, financial and political environment.”

“At our law school, through the work of the Land Use Law Center, we are highlighting countless examples of local governments developing sustainable plans, incentives and regulations, guided by intelligent state and federal policies that accomplish these results. These efforts progress despite appeals for less government regulation and spending because they respond to real local problems that cannot be ignored.

Such efforts are not designed to respond to the most recent voter opinion poll, but they are clear-headed, market-realistic, and serious strategies that accord with the greatest American ethic of all: that of being problem solvers in the face of crisis.”

Nolon is professor of law, Pace Law School, and counsel to the Pace Land Use Law Center. He is the author of the book, “Losing Ground: A Nation on Edge,” published in 2007 in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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Pace University to Host Conference on Land Use: Planning for a Just and Sustainable Future

Sustainable development in relation to land use, preservation of neighborhoods, use of natural resources, and the impact of industrialization on Westchester urban centers will be some of the issues addressed at the “Land Use: Planning for a Just and Sustainable Future” conference at Pace University on Friday, April 5.

LAND USE: PLANNING FOR A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Pace University to Host Environmental Conference

PLEASANTVILLE, N. Y. – Sustainable development in relation to land use, preservation of neighborhoods, use of natural resources, and the impact of industrialization on Westchester urban centers will be some of the issues addressed at the “Land Use: Planning for a Just and Sustainable Future” conference at Pace University on Friday, April 5.

Where: Pace University,
The Gottesman Room in the Kessel Campus Center
861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY (Entrance 3)

When: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2002

Agenda:

9:00 a.m. Registration Gottesman Room, Kessel Campus Center

9:30 a.m. Introductory announcements, Gottesman Room, Kessel Campus Center

10:00
-11:30 a.m. Session 1 “Urban Sprawl” in Miller Hall Lecture
Session 2 “Strategies for Sustainability” Goldstein Conference Room. 11:30
-12:20 p.m. Lunch, Gottesman Room

12:30
-2:00 p.m. Session 3 “Environmental Law” Miller Hall Lecture Hall
Session 4 “Case Studies” Goldstein Conference Room
2:00
-3:30 p.m. Session 5 “Philosophy of Place” Miller Hall Lecture
Session 6 “Land Preservation” Goldstein Conference
4:00
-4:15 p.m. Concluding remarks Gottesman Room

4:30
-6:00 p.m. Reception, Butcher Suite

The conference is open to the public at an admissions fee of $35 that includes attendance at 3 sessions and closing reception. For more reservations and more information, contact Dr. Robert Chapman, Director, IERS, at (914) 773-3952 or e-mail rchapman@pace.edu.

The Dyson College of Arts & Sciences’ Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies (IERS) at Pace University and the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Inc. co-host the event.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.