33rd Land Use Law and Planning Conference hosted by UCLA Extension on January 18, 2019

Annual Conference Examines the Housing Crisis and Judicial Updates

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 11, 2019) – The Annual Land Use Law & Planning Conference presents the latest housing, environmental and land use law issues confronting  California, on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles.

“We are interested in substantive dialogue about recent CEQA, Prop. 10 and planning and zoning priorities affecting development,” said Alisha Winterswyk, newly appointed conference co-chair.  “The conference speakers share insights which are important to California professionals in development, environmental affairs and planning, as well as public officials.”

UCLA Extension’s annual conference is a leading source of information on California land use legislation, case law and emerging issues that frame land use development practices in the nation’s most populous state. The conference offers updates, trends and assessments from experts sharing cross disciplinary perspectives from land use planning, legal, development and environmental communities who need to know how land use law and planning is changing and affecting their interests.

This year’s panels include:

  • CEQA 2018: A Year in Review
  • California’s Housing Crisis in the Wake of Prop. 10
  • Planning, Zoning, and Development Law: What’s New from California’s Judicial and Legislative Branches?
  • Quick Hits: Global Warming Solutions Act, Vehicle Fuel Efficiency in the Trump Administration, Affordable Housing, WOTUS, Post-Disaster Land Use Strategies, and others
  • The Mall is Dead…Long Live the Mall

Conference chairs and panel moderators are Alisa Winterswyk, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP; David Smith, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, San Francisco; Matt Burris, Deputy City Manager, City of Rancho Cucamonga; Susan Hori, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; and Margaret Sohagi, President, The Sohagi Law Group, PLC.

The conference is hosted by the UCLA Extension Public Policy Program, led by Stephanie Hoekstra.  Past conference speakers include: Richard Rothstein, Dr. Lucy Jones, and Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles.

The Land Use Law and Planning Conference is approved for 7 hours of CM (AICP) credit and 7 hours MCLE (State Bar of California) credit. The fee is $595 and includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Please register here.  The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is located at 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, (213) 624- 1011.  For a complete conference agenda with topics and speakers visit UCLA Extension Public Policy Program  or call 310-825-7093.

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