Two Great Long Island Land Use Planning and Zoning Programs this Week

Join planners and attorneys, municipal board members and others this Thursday for the APA’s 2015 East End Planning Conference and this Friday for a Bagels with the Boards program on Telecommunications Law for Planning and Zoning Boards.


2015 East End Planning Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 3 PM – 7:30 PM

For more information visit here.

Tour of Marine Sciences Center 2pm – 3pm

Stony Brook University

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Marine Sciences Center (Tour) & Chancellor’s Hall (Conference)

Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, NY 11968


Bagels with the Boards

Friday, September 25, 2015, Program 9 – 10 AM (breakfast 8:30 – 9 AM)

Telecommunications Law for Planning and Zoning Boards by Christopher B. Fisher, Charles J. Gottlieb and Anthony F. Morando, of Cuddy & Feder LLP

For more information and to register visit http://www.tourolaw.edu/landuseinstitute/ or email events@tourolaw.edu.

New cases, including recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, continue to shift the legal landscape relevant to planning for, permitting and siting telecommunications infrastructure. This one-hour program will provide participants with an update on recent changes in the law, and is especially relevant as municipalities continue to see increased deployment of wireless communications infrastructure to address the explosion in data use and demand for mobile broadband. To harness these advancements and growth in technology, municipalities must fully understand recent developments in Federal law to ensure that their local codes are not only compliant with the most recent Federal law and policy, but properly balance their own administrative burdens with the nature of the infrastructure being deployed. Tools to aid in the deployment of wireless infrastructure includes as-of-right sites, town wide planning, amendment of local laws including zoning regulations, as well as development of ongoing policies at the municipal level including use of municipal rights-of-way and properties. Successful use of these tools, however, requires staying abreast of federal law–which is evolving quickly as federal statutes and regulations are amended and as federal courts issue opinions interpreting these laws.

Presenters Christopher B. Fisher, Charles J. Gottlieb and Anthony F. Morando, of Cuddy & Feder LLP, concentrate their practices in telecommunications, land use and zoning, and have been counsel in precedent setting cases involving nuanced areas of zoning and claims under the Federal Communications Act. Christopher Fisher is Chairman of the firm’s Telecommunications Department and a past Chairman of the firm’s Land Use department.


And save the date for future Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute programs:

Oct. 16, 2015Land Use & Zoning for Fair and Accessible Housing including Overview of Regional Trends and Impediments by Chris Jones of the Regional Plan Association; Fair Housing Act Nuts and Bolts by Kevin Dwarka, land use and economic consultant and Senior Fellow at Pace’s Land Use Law Center; Fair Housing Is Accessible Housing by Robin Malloy of Syracuse College of Law, Brian Baer of The Elevated Studio, and Marcie Roth of FEMA; Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing by George D. Williams, Sr., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Legislative Initiatives, and Outreach at HUD/FHEO, and Lorraine Collins, Assistant Commissioner/Director Fair and Equitable Housing Office at NYS HCR; and Disparate Impact by Michael Goldberger, Chief of Civil Rights, Civil Division, Assistant US Attorney, USAO Eastern District of NY, and Peter L. Contini of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini.

Oct. 30, 2015Planning & Zoning for Disaster Resilience by Maggie Palmer, Sam Capasso & Chelsea Holland of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI)

Nov. 20, 2015 – Bagels with the Boards: Reed v. Town of Gilbert – Signs of Our Times by A. Thomas Levin of Meyer Suozzi English & Klein PC

Feb. 26, 2016 – Bagels with the Boards: Form Based Codes by Joel Russell, Executive Director of the Form-Based Codes Institute

Mar. 11, 2016 – Second Annual Long Island Coastal Resilience Summit

Apr. 22, 2016 – Bagels with the Boards: The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain by Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law

May 27, 2016 – Bagels with the Boards: Planning & Zoning for Small and Medium Wind Energy by Sarah Adams-Schoen and Evan Zablow, Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute Director and Graduate Fellow

June 24, 2016 – Bagels with the Boards: Ethics Update by Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin

All Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute programs at Touro Law Center are accredited for CLE (professional practice credits), AICP CM Law credits are anticipated for the Sept., Oct., Mar., April and June programs, and AICP CM general credits are anticipated for the Nov., Feb., and May programs. The Law Center will issue certificates of attendance for self-accreditation for architecture, engineering and municipal board continuing education credits.

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