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2020 Land Use

2020 Live Conference coming up Apr 23 in Austin. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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2019 Land Use

The 23rd Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. 2019 highlights include: Get case law and legislative updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. Discuss demographics, social and economic characteristics, and trends in major urban areas in Texas and the implications for land value and use. Explore the areas of land use law where the federal government or the state has prohibited or significantly limited municipal regulation. Hear the latest trends in the municipal P3 industry in Texas including a few of the unique constitution, statutory, and practical challenges that local governments face. Examine the changing technology and its effect on land use and transportation planning law. Look at land use issues including right of way creation, state and federal rules regarding cell sites, county authority, short-term rentals, affordable housing, and much more. Earn up to 15.00 hours of CLE credit, including 2.50 hours of ethics credit, and enjoy networking with your fellow land use professionals. Come a day early for the Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more



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2018 Land Use

The 22nd Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. 2018 highlights include: Case law and legislative updates, including key updates on topics such as public rights of way, annexation, state preemption, permits, flooding and floodplains. Analyze the impacts of Reed v. Town of Gilbert on regulations including signs, charitable bins, and solicitation. Explore the use and development of emergency management plans before, during, and after a disaster. Examine the implications that the current social political climate has on land use and development. Review how zoning and economic development efforts can encourage the emergence of creative and other special districts. Hear how a backyard home brewing operation turned distribution brewery is supporting the revitalization efforts of downtown Taylor, Texas. Look at land use issues including projects outside corporate limits, county authority and ETJ, infill development, and much more. more



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2017 Land Use

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. 2017 highlights include: Case law and legislative updates, including in-depth discussion of topics like Sovereign Immunity and Prior Non-Conformities How to overcome the limitations state law places on the ability of cities to sell real property An exploration of Financial and Regulatory Constraints on Commercial Development with Ron Lawrie of Orix Controversies, hot topics, and recent developments in fair housing litigation, regulation, and initiatives An analysis of the recent Texas Supreme Court decision in Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner and its effect on prosecuting future nuisance cases Public and private sector perspectives on the uses, costs, and special requirements of innovative districts and creative spaces A review of developing online security considerations for attorneys, emphasizing ethical obligations, unsettled questions, and practical tips more




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2016 Land Use

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. The conference focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators.   2016 highlights include: The recent cases and state legislation affecting land use regulation in Texas Enforcement issues, remedies, defenses to enforcement, and sovereign immunity. Thursday Luncheon Presentation with George Staples on Municipal Codes of Ethics No Man’s Land: Municipal Authority and Extraterritorial Jurisdictions TWDB Program Update from TWDB Chairman Bech K. Bruun Explore the impact of Harris County Flood Control Dist. v. Kerr on local governments, developers, flooded property owners, and engineers. Friday Luncheon Presentation Sharing Economy: Short Term Rentals TOMA and TORA: What to Do Tomorrow? Land Use Practice under the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Open Records Act Revolving Door and State Bar Rules: Additional Reporting Requirements with Ross Fischer more




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2015 Land Use

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. The conference focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators.  2015 highlights include: Current topics in land use law around the nation The effects of drought and population growth on land use with an emphasis on turf grass limitations, irrigation system requirements and xeriscapes   Environmental issues that impact the use of land in Texas and beyond  Updates in significant land use cases, including The State of Texas v. Cooper, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and Stafford v. Town of Flower Mound An exploration of dark sky cities—the growing trend to protect the natural night sky An update on the limitations of the Fair Housing Act Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics with presentations on avoiding open government pitfalls, the work product privilege, sovereign and governmental immunity, and governmental approvals more




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2014 Land Use

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. The conference focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators.  2014 highlights include: Economic Development Series – anchored by the Economic Development Toolbox, this series of presentations delves into zoning, economic programs, agreements, and the political, regulatory and field issues that arise in the process Overview of recent amendments to Texas alcoholic beverage laws that affect potential land use Impact of oil and gas extraction and transportation, water supply and demand, and regulatory takings on land use Hot topics in zoning with an update on regulations of payday lenders, e-cigarettes and boarding homes Strategies and trial tactics for landowners, developers and governmental entities from land use litigators on both sides of the docket Ethical considerations in land use practice through analysis of real fact patterns where ethical allegations have been raised more




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2013 Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Conference is a must for anyone involved in land use, planning and land use law in Texas. The conference focuses on real-world problems and offers practical solutions, and brings together an outstanding faculty including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. Hear in-depth discussion on how the land development process in Texas actually works with guidance and advice from the experts on the myriad issues confronting the development community and federal, state and local governments. 2013 Program highlights include: Case law and legislative updates Series of presentations on public-private partnerships, including financing and ethical issues Fair Housing and confronting “Not in My Back Yard,” plus new uses in residential areas Special Districts: Policy Issues Demographic Characteristics and Trends in Texas: Implications for Land Use Friday morning breakfast breakout sessions on timely issues 2.25 hours of ethics Come a day early for Land Use Planning Fundamentals—the perfect primer or refresher. more



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2012 Land Use

Held at the new AT&T Conference Center and Hotel, Land Use Planning provides practical and detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. Topics include:      • Bennett Sandlin, Executive Director of the Texas Municipal League, presenting Thursday’s keynote         luncheon presentation, The Future of Texas Cities      • Practical Advice Regarding Regulatory Takings by Kevin Maguire      • Annexation and the ETJ presented by Scott N. Houston, Director of Legal Services at the Texas         Municipal League      • Drafting Good Regulations: How to Say It—a discussion of the overlapping roles of lawyers and         non-lawyers in drafting, implementing, and interpreting land use regulations      • Development Agreements: Basics and Beyond and Doing the Deal—a real-world discussion of         negotiating, enforcing, and amending development agreements      • A detailed discussion and analysis of the regulation of the oil and gas activities in Texas—practical and         timely tools and advice      • Practical Issues and Best Practices when Working with Boards and Commissions on Land Use      • Water: Dealing with Drought and Limited Supplies—problems, predictions, and water resource         alternatives      • Ethics Jeopardy presented by Claude Ducloux      • Getting to Yes: The Theory and Practice of Negotiation in Real Estate Deals—a developer’s application         of various negotiating strategies in real estate transactions In addition to the Conference, we offer Wednesday’s primer, Land Use Planning Fundamentals—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. Register for the Conference and Fundamentals together or as standalone courses. Wednesday’s topics include:      • Land Use Planning 101: Basic Concepts, Key Issues, and Vocabulary      • Land Issues Involving Small Cities discussed by Dorothy Palumbo      • Platting Basics and Zoning Fundamentals—platting and zoning overviews      • What Planners Wish Lawyers Understood—a best practice discussion of legal issues, planning, and         lawyers      • Chickens, Signs, and Other Hot Topics—a brief overview of various regulatory trends and timely         subjects more



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2011 Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Conference examines how municipalities, counties and developers are dealing with market conditions under "the new normal." The 2011 program provides in-depth coverage of tools, strategies, financing and funding opportunities in 2011 and 2012 as well as select coverage of green and sustainable development, sovereign immunity, mobile food vendors – plus 2.25 hours of ethics credit. The 2011 program features special acknowledgment  Susan Rocha's many contributions to the profession. Come a day early for Land Use Planning Fundamentals—ideal for officials, attorneys, planners, developers and engineers new to the land use process or looking for a refresher and update. more



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2010 Land Use

Join leading regulatory officials, developers, attorneys, planners, engineers and land use experts at the 2010 Land Use Conference. See the program for the full agenda and schedule. This year's program is being held at the brand new AT&T Conference Center and Hotel on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. The center offers great rooms, a superb meeting space, and is within walking distance of downtown and campus amenities. NEW THIS YEAR—Wednesday Afternoon Austin Tour: Join us on a unique tour of the Mueller and Seaholm redevelopment projects, with commentary from and discussion with the projects' master planners and developers, and city staff. Space is limited; register for the tour early! Come a day early for Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for officials, attorneys, planners, developers and engineers new to the land use process or looking for a refresher. more



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2009 Land Use

Conference This program is a must for anyone involved in any aspect of planning and land use in Texas. The conference focuses on real-world problems and practical solutions, and brings together an outstanding panel of noted experts on Texas land use law, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, plus state and local regulators. The 2009 program addresses land planning and development issues in troubled times, including a keynote opening address by Jay Hartzell, Director, Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the University of Texas, and offers substantial coverage of what the development community and local planning officials are doing to recycle and redevelop in a down real estate climate. Learn how the land development process in Texas actually works, with practical guidance and advice from the experts on the multitude of issues confronting both the development community and local government. Boot Camp The Land Use Boot Camp addresses how governmental regulation affects real estate and community development, and both describes and explains the sometimes mystifying terminology used by planners, developers, and land use lawyers. An excellent primer or refresher. more



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2008 Land Use

This program is a must for anyone involved in any aspect of planning and land use in Texas. The conference focuses on real-world problems and practical solutions, and will bring together an outstanding panel of noted experts on Texas land use law, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, plus state and local regulators. These experts will discuss how the land development process in Texas actually works, including their perspectives on the multitude of issues confronting both the development community and local government. New this year: The Wednesday afternoon Boot Camp (separate registration) will address how governmental regulation affects real estate and community development, and both describes and explains the sometimes mystifying terminology used by planners, developers, and land use lawyers. An excellent primer or refresher! more



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2007 Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Law Conference addresses how governmental regulation affects real estate and community development, and both describes and explains the sometimes mystifying terminology used by planners, developers and land use lawyers. The focus is on “real world” problems and practical solutions, and brings together an outstanding panel of noted experts on Texas land use law, including developers’ attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, plus state and local regulators. These experts will discuss how the land development process in Texas actually works, including their perspectives on the multitude of issues confronting both the development community and local government. This is the premier annual land use conference in Texas and a must for anyone who is involved in any aspect of planning and land use in Texas. more



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2006 Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Law Conference addresses how governmental regulation affects real estate and community development. more



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2005 Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Law Conference addresses how governmental regulation affects real estate and community development. more



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2004 Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Law Conference addresses how governmental regulation affects real estate and community development. more


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2003 Land Use Planning


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