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Law and Sustainability Symposium: The Energy-Land Use Nexus

February 25 , 2011
at the Florida State University College of Law

Tallahassee, Florida

Presented by the Florida State University College of Law and
the Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES).

The shift toward sustainable energy policy requires a critical examination of the role of land use, both in driving demand for energy and in facilitating energy production. This symposium brings together leading legal scholars and practitioners to consider this nexus between energy and land, looking both directions: at energy consumption based on our land use patterns, and land consumption for energy generation.




8 a.m. - Continental breakfast and registration

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introductory Remarks

8:45-10:30 a.m. - Panel One: Energy for Land Use

GHGs and Land Use Planning • Transportation • Built Environment
William Buzbee, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
John Nolon, James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, Pace University Law School
Patricia Salkin, Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean and Director, Government Law Center, Albany Law School

Moderator/Discussant: J.B. Ruhl, Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property, Florida State University College of Law

10:45 a.m. -12:30p.m. - Panel 2: Land Use for Energy

Siting Renewable Energy • Transmission • Public Lands
Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
Robert Glicksman, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington University Law School
Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Florida State University College of Law

Moderator/Discussant: Uma Outka, Visiting Scholar in Energy and Land Use Law, Florida State University College of Law/IESES


12:45-1:30 p.m. - Luncheon with speaker Sharon Buccino, Director, Land and Wildlife Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

1:45-3:30 p.m. - In Practice Panel and Roundtable Discussion with All Participants

Mike Halpin, Director, Power Plant Siting Office, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Terrell Arline, Bay County Attorney (former General Counsel, 1000 Friends of Florida)
Angela Morrison, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams

Moderator/Discussant: Tim Chapin, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University


Symposium sponsored in part by the Florida State University College of Law
Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law


Video of the event is available at www.law.fsu.edu/events/environmentalsymposiumvideo.html.