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Conference: Climate Change, Land Use, and Transportation Planning

Dealing With Global Warming and Traffic Congestion Through Land Use Law Reform

Climate change is on the mind of many following the convincing reports this year by the International Panel on Climate Change. Several of the most effective strategies for reducing carbon emissions can be carried out through changes in land use laws that create more transportation efficient development patterns. Join the Pace University School of Law's Land Use Law Center for a half-day conference designed to discover and disclose all workable strategies for using land use law reform and other initiatives to create more transportation efficient development throughout the NY metropolitan area. Experts from the national, regional, and local level will present on successful models for transportation efficient development.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. -- Registration

8:30 a.m. -- Welome and Introductory Remarks

9:05 a.m. -- The Relationship Between Land Use Law Reform and Mitigating Climate Change
Sean F. Nolon, Esq., Director, Land Use Law Center, Pace University

9:30 a.m. -- Attracting Developers To Transit Areas
Robert Dunphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Transportation and Infrastructure, Urban Land Institute

10:00 a.m. -- Land Use Techniques and Mixed-Use Development – Walking the Talk
Arthur Collins, President, Collins Enterprises, LLC

10:40 a.m. -- Break

11:00 a.m. -- Linking Transportation Planning with Community Goals
Gerri Bogacz, Assistant Director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
Randall J. Fleischer, Senior Director for Business Development, Facilities, & Marketing, MTA Metro-North Railroad

11:40 a.m. -- Zoning Solutions to Building In Proximity to Transit Areas
Richard W. Redniss, AICP, CRE-Redniss & Mead, Inc.
Graham L. Trelstad, AICP, Vice President, AKRF, Inc.

12:20 p.m. -- The Land Use Solution – Concluding Remarks
John R. Nolon, Esq., Professor, Pace University School of Law

12:50 p.m. -- Lunch

2:00 p.m. -- Guided Tours of Hudson Park and the Transit Area around the Yonkers Train Station

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