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RESOURCES & OUTREACH . Gaining Ground Information Database The Land Use Law Center's Gaining Ground Information Database is a free and ever-expanding online database featuring best practice models used by government to control the use of land in the public interest. It can be browsed by research topic and includes a collection of federal, state, and local ordinances; commentaries; research papers; and research aids. . Zoning School The Zoning School is an at-home land use training program for local government officials. Created by the Center, the program satisfies the four-credit annual training requirement for local board members in New York State. . Newsletter The Center's Gaining Ground Newsletter is a free, electronic newsletter containing information and resources designed to help communities achieve a sustainable future. It is disseminated to over 7,000 people, including elected officials, planners, lawyers, environmentalists, business leaders, and many others involved in land use, sustainability, and community development. The newsletter features community profiles; land use innovations and successes; and updates on Center research, publications, events, and municipal assistance programs. . Publications To highlight the exciting work of the Center and address the interests of local leaders, practitioners, students, and academics, the Land Use Law Center produces a range of publications on key topics in land use, environmental law, and alternative dispute resolution. For publication descriptions and details on how to place an order, visit the "Publications" page on our website. . Website For information on the above resources, as well as further information about the Center, upcoming events, podcasts, and more, visit virtually every state, large and small U.S. communities struggle to control sprawling land use patterns while they attempt to promote smart growth. Environmentally sound land use law and practice directly addresses these issues. The critically acclaimed suite of books available from the Land Use Law Center deals with land use and its control through effective policy, law, and practice. They are comprehensive, easy-to-use, and practical references for land use professionals, academics, and citizens.

OUR TEAMJessica A. Bacher, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Law, Managing Director of ResearchMargaret E. Byerly, Esq., MEM, Staff AttorneyMichael J. Goonan, Esq., LLM Graduate FellowJeff LeJava, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Law, Managing Director of InnovationAnn Marie McCoy, Director of AdministrationBuck Moorhead, RA, CPHD, TrainerJennie C. Nolon, Esq., MEM, LEED-AP, Senior Staff Attorney, Manager of Urban ProgramsJohn R. Nolon, Esq., Professor of Law, Founder and CounselRosemarie Noonan, Esq., TrainerMarjorie Shansky, Esq., TrainerTiffany B. Zezula, Esq., Managing Director of TrainingOn May 12, 1999, the United States Congress presented John R. Nolon, Founder of the Land Use Law Center, with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his "outstanding and invaluable service to the community."