Creation of Regional NetworksThrough its programs, the Land Use Law Center creates strong regional networks of dedicated leaders to whom it can easily disseminate cutting-edge best practice models and newly developed tools and techniques for sustainable conservation and development. These networks include: . Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) Since 1995, the Center has graduated over 2,500 leaders across five states from its four-day LULA training program and has garnered over 100 formal resolutions of support from local governments and businesses. The Alliance is a network of dedicated leaders, which remains in close contact with the Center after graduation from the program. As part of the expansion and growth of the LULA program, the Center has partnered with Cornell University's Community and Rural Development Institute, Albany Law School's Government Law Center, the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., and the Utah Land Use Institute to train leaders under the LULA model. . Mayors Redevelopment Roundtable (MRR) Initiated in 2008 with Congressionally-directed funding secured by Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the MRR is a partnership of ten cities in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York State - cities that have a combined population totaling over 500,000, over 15% of whom live at or below the poverty level - working together, organized and led by the Land Use Law Center, on shared strategies for revitalization and sustainable growth. The Center meets quarterly with the MRR group and works closely with the mayors, their attorneys, and development staffs, state and federal agencies, and other professional partners to ensure that the cities engage in transformative initiatives, build a base for continued and efficient intermunicipal and regional cooperation, and develop incentives and regulatory strategies to further a sustainable pattern of human settlement. "What you are doing here [in the MRR] is really unique. It's not going on anywhere else in the State."- Honorable Robert J. Duffy, New York State Lieutenant Governor"Through the Center's Roundtable programs, our communities are taking a new approach to sustainability and economic prosperity. Rather than competing with each other, these communities are fostering collaboration. By creating and guiding this network of cities on a regional scale, the Center is laying the groundwork for truly transformative change."- Jennie C. Nolon Senior Staff Attorney & Manager of Urban Programs, Land Use Law Center"When we address a problem, there is reluctance to act without knowing what other communities are doing; we often don't have the time and resources to research the options. The Roundtables help us to find answers and create consistency among our communities. This is the way all communities should be handling land use and development issues."- Mary F. Foster Mayor, City of Peekskill
. Corporation Counsels Roundtable (CCR) The CCR addresses the many shared legal issues faced by the ten cities in the Mayors' Redevelopment Roundtable. As part of the CCR, the Land Use Law Center, with support from Pace Law School's Kheel Center, facilitates a bi-monthly discussion among attorneys representing these communities to discuss their common issues and possible solutions. The Center serves a research and advisory role for issues related to sustainable land use and environmental law, as well as for guidance on how to effectively resolve disputes and build consensus. . Chief Elected Officials (CEO) Roundtable The CEO Roundtable, constituted by leaders from the communities affected by the Westchester County fair and affordable housing Implementation Plan and Settlement Order and similar communities in other parts of the sub-region, was initiated in 2010 by the Center, with support from the Ford Foundation, to collaborate on the implementation of fair and affordable housing strategies in suburban communities.The Westchester Municipal Planning Federation awarded the Land Use Law Center with its Special Recognition Award on June 8, 2000, recognizing the Center's "successful efforts for planning on a regional level."