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Climate Change and Zoning: Considering Federal and State Law in Land Use Planning (LULD50E)


 
  • Product Format
  • Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Daniel P. Dalton  
  • Conference Date
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

Understand the Relationship Between Zoning, Transportation Planning and Climate Change

Demographic research says that American population will shoot up by 100 million in the coming 40 years. With all these additional residents, the demand for housing and nonresidential development is going to increase exponentially, and over 70 million new homes and 100 billion square feet of nonresidential space will needed to be generated to accommodate this population surge. Given, that most houses will have couples and young single/immigrants/aging empty nesters, most of these 100 million populations will be oriented to an urban lifestyle. This is a complete contrast to the demand seen in US in the last decade of growth, which had 2/3rd of the new housing dedicated to single family detached units.

A report published on July 2007 by the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment Synthesis Team confirmed that zoning, as well as municipal actions in general, rank higher when compared with the options which are readily available to the decision makers when it comes to mitigating and adapting to climate changes. Out of these three options, the Executive Summary highlighted, “Using state and municipal zoning laws, building codes, and incentives to encourage energy-efficient buildings, discourage urban sprawl, provide low-emission transportation alternatives, and avoid development in vulnerable coastal areas and floodplains.

This webinar by expert speaker Daniel Dalton will review the relationship between zoning, transportation planning, and climate change. It will discuss the relationship between land use densities and transportation choices, review the trend toward transit oriented development in higher density communities, and transportation efficient development in lower density areas. The session will also present several case studies where land use and transportation planning are beginning to intersect, and ends with a strategic approach for communities to consider.

Session Highlights:

In this session, you'll get answers to the following, and more:

  • What national laws considering climate change impact local zoning?
  • What state laws considering climate change impact local zoning?
  • How to prepare a land use plan that includes climate change regulations?
  • What should be considered when presented with local zoning and climate change issues?

Who Should Attend

Land use attorneys; Land use planners; Developers; Planning commissioners; City council members; Zoning board members; real estate professionals, and clergy

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

 

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About the Presenter(s):

Daniel P. Dalton, the founding member of Dalton & Tomich PLC in Detroit, Michigan, concentrates his practice on litigating land use and zoning disputes on behalf of religious organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Dalton has been highly rated, was recognized as a top land use lawyer in the U.S. in 2011, and was named one of the top 25 attorneys in Michigan in 2010. In addition, he was elected to serve the City of Plymouth, Michigan as a City Council member and serves on several boards and committees throughout the country. Mr. Dalton also chairs the Religious Land Use committee of the ABA State and Local Law Section and is a life member and fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Planning Association and Michigan Planning Society.