April 01, 2018 Section News

32nd Annual Land Use Institute: Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation

April 19–20, 2018

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

651 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Thursday, April 19, 2018

1:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Welcome—Phyllis L. Crocker, Dean, University of Detroit, Mercy School of Law; Robert H. Thomas, Damon Key Leong Kupckak Hastert, and Chair, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Honolulu, HI; Mayor Mike Duggan, City of Detroit, MI (To be invited)

Course Overview—Mr. Schnidman

2:00 p.m.

Update on Planning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain Decisions

Moderator: Mr. Merriam; Panel: Mss. Agrimonti and Rosenthal; Profs. Callies and Eagle; Messrs. Ackerman, Cope, Dalton, and Gray

3:45 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00 a.m.

Ethical and Professionalism Considerations for the Land Use Practitioner and Government Lawyer

Moderator: Mr. Schnidman; Panel: Dean Salkin and Mr. Brown

6:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the Day

6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception held jointly with the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law Meeting participants and other co-sponsor organizations.

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Federal Laws, Regulations, and Programs Affecting Local Land Use Decision Making

Moderator: Mr. Gowder; Panel: Mss. Agrimonti, Kellington, Powers, and Rosenthal; Messrs. Cope, Dalton, Gray, Merriam, and Thomas

10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

Annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Keynote Address: “The Role of Planning and Law in Solving Homelessness”

Introduction: Mr. Schnidman; Speaker: Ms. Wendie Kellington; Response Panel: Ms. Rosenthal, Mr. Gray, and Prof. Eagle 12:00 noon

Lunch Break (Sponsored On-Site Box Lunch)

• Women in the Law Luncheon Session (Co-Chairs Ms. Rosenthal and Dean Salkin)

• Young Practitioners Luncheon Session (Co-Chairs Messrs. Merriam and Gowder)

1:00 p.m.


• Nuts and Bolts of Land Use Practice: Eminent Domain, Vested Rights and Regulatory Takings: Where Are We Now

Moderator: Mr. Thomas; Panel: Prof. Eagle; Messrs. Ackerman and Roston

• Public Private Partnerships

Moderator: Ms. Chumbler; Panel: Messrs. Kasdin and Marquez

• Climate Change and Resilient Development

Moderator: Ms. Powers; Panel: Messrs. Gowder and Merriam

2:30 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m.


• Nuts and Bolts of Land Use Practice: Client Representation-Developer, Government and Citizen Groups

Moderator: Mr. Thomas; Panel: Ms. Agrimonti and Mr. Kasdin

• Autonomous Vehicles-Local Planning for Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Moderator: Mr. Gowder; Panel: Ms. Kellington and Mr. Merriam

• Housing Supply and Affordability—Planning Alternatives and Legal Consequences

Moderator: Dean Salkin; Panel: Prof. Callies; Messrs. Gray and Marquez

4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:30 p.m.

The Land Use Issues Impacting the Fall and Rise of Downtown Detroit

Moderator: Ms. Massaron; Speakers: Maurice D. Cox, Director, Planning & Development Dep’t, Detroit, MI; Jared Fleischer, Vice-President, Government Relations, Quicken Loans; Michael McLauchlan, Vice-President, Government Relations, Ilitch Holdings; Response Panel: Dennis W. Archer, Chair & CEO, Dennis W. Archer PLLC, Former Mayor of Detroit; Neisen Kasdin, Managing Partner, Akerman, Miami, FL (Former Mayor, Miami Beach);

6:00 p.m.


To register for the Spring Conference, visit www.landuseinstitute.org.