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. Local Land Use Response to Sea Level Rise Report The Center created a report for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) detailing how states and local governments are addressing sea level rise impacts and storm hazards through innovative ordinances and regulations. The report was developed in conjunction with TNC's Coastal Resilience interactive web mapping tool, which assists decision-makers in assessing alternative future scenarios that address sea level rise, storm surge, and community vulnerability. . Wind Energy Guidebook In partnership with the Pace Energy and Climate Center, the Land Use Law Center created a land use framework for municipalities to plan for and regulate wind energy development. The framework contains a policy statement for local adoption, approaches to local studies and citizen participation, information regarding development moratoria and local planning, as well as guidance on writing a local wind law and opportunities for intermunicipal cooperation and financial incentives. This project was completed for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of its initiative to update the State Wind Energy Toolkit. . Fair & Affordable Housing Project With support from the Ford Foundation and in conjunction with the Housing Action Council (HAC), the Center is providing technical assistance to communities affected by the Westchester County Implementation Plan and Settlement Order, helping them permanently overcome the impediments to creating fair and affordable housing. Through this assistance, the Center and HAC are laying the groundwork for a systemic change within the region to create welcoming communities that reexamine current patterns of zoning, density, and planning."The program inspired me to return to my community energized and empowered. By molding consensus around the challenges that face us, this program helped us change the way we confronted problems, ignited a sense of urgency, and helped us redefine democracy."- Marc Molinaro New York State Assemblyman"The LULA is a model program for the nation; one that is institutionalizing sustainable development at the local level."- Paul Johnson Former Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

1916 New York City passes first Comprehensive Zoning Law in the country1922 Standard Zoning Enabling Act promulgated1926 Supreme Court declares zoning constitutional in Euclid v. Ambler Realty1928 Standard City Planning Enabling Act promulgated1940s World War II gives rise to post-war boom, resulting in an increasingly sprawled pattern of land development1955 Professor Jacob Beuscher publishes Land Use Controls, the first collection of cases and materials intended for a law school course on land use regulation, and predecessor to the Land Use casebook by Professors Patricia Salkin and John R. Nolon, founder of the Land Use Law Center1962 Directory of Law Teachers by the Association of American Law Schools lists 31 professors teaching courses in land use law, showing for the first time the presence of a land use curriculum in law school education1970s Post-Euclidean period begins in response to sprawl1971 President's Council on Environmental Quality publishes "The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control," describing the development of land use laws in nine states that returned the control of land use to a state or regional level, largely at the expense of local zoning1972 Seminal growth management case Golden v. Ramapo is decided, declaring that growth control measures are within local authority1973 Oregon passes Senate Bills 100 and 101, creating the first state-legislated growth boundaries1981 John R. Nolon, eventual founder of the Land Use Law Center, is honored for his pioneering and nationally recognized work in housing policy1987 World Commission on the Environment and Development, headed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, releases Our Common Future, defining sustainable development1990s The advent of Local Environmental Law1992 Earth Summit results in Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Agenda 21, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change constituting a global comprehensive plan for sustainable development1993 Founding of the Land Use Law Center (LULC) at Pace Law School President Clinton establishes President's Council on Sustainable Development to develop bold, new approaches to achieve economic, environmental, and equity goalsKey Events in the History of Land Use & Sustainable Development Law