April 13, 2018

Government land use processes focus of ABA conference April 19-20 in Detroit

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2018 — Legal experts, city planners and other government officials from across the country will address local government land use processes and decisions that affect the economic development and quality of life of a community during the American Bar Association 32nd Annual Land Use Institute: Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation in Detroit, April 19-20.

32 Annual Land Use Institute: Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation Sponsored by the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law

Thursday-Sunday, April 19-20

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson Avenue             
Detroit, Mich., 48226    

Phyllis L. Crocker, dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will give the welcome address on Thursday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Dennis Archer, former mayor of Detroit and former ABA president, will be a panelist on the program, “The Land Use Issues Impacting the Fall and Rise of Downtown Detroit,” on Friday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. Archer is chairman and CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC and chairman emeritus of Dickinson Wright PLLC.

The meeting will present a wide range of topics from eminent domain use, solving homelessness, federal laws and regulations that affect land use decision making, public/private partnerships, climate change and development to autonomous vehicles and the city’s having adequate housing supply.

The complete agenda can be found here.

There is no charge for media covering this event but registration is required. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

The program is held in collaboration with the Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law, Section of Infrastructure and Regulated Industries, Forum on Construction Law, and the Young Lawyers Division.

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