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1995 President's Council on Sustainable Development designates the LULC's Hudson River Advisory Board for Sustainable Development program as a "national model" of sustainable development planning At the request of Congress, LULC establishes the Land Use Leadership Alliance (originally known as the Community Leadership Alliance), the first leadership training program to focus on the importance of collaborative decision-making in the land use context1997 LULC creates the Gaining Ground Information Database (originally the Land Use & Community Assistance Service), the first and most extensive electronic resource database to support local leaders and disseminate best practice models for land use1998 LULC students are first to discover environmental laws contained within municipal ordinances, uncovering a field of study in "local" environmental law1999 LULC completes a model Critical Environmental Overlay District ordinance - the first of its kind in the country2000s Smart Growth movement2000 LULC establishes a Smart Growth Strategic Resources Program for New York State2001 LULC publishes the first article on the discovery of local environmental law LULC helps Pace Law School create a joint degree program with Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, enabling law students to broaden their studies to issues of land use planning and environmental management2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development is held to adopt concrete steps to implement Agenda 212003 LULC creates the first at-home study and certification course for land use leaders in New York State 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decides Lingle v. Chevron, clarifying and narrowing the scope of regulatory takings doctrine2008 U.S. Census Bureau projects a population of 400 million by 2039 (a 33% increase over the 2006 population), a prediction necessitating serious evaluation of the way we plan and develop land2009 American Planning Association presents LULC founder John R. Nolon with its National Leadership Award for a Planning Advocate, citing his work to create and build the LULC's Land Use Leadership Alliance training program, describing it as "the most extensive land use leaders training program in the country"2010 Pace Law School establishes the first LLM degree program in Land Use and Sustainable Development Law2012 U.N. holds Rio+20 Conference to renew global commitment to sustainable development LULC founder, Professor John R. Nolon and Professor Patricia Salkin publish the first law school casebook on Land Use and Sustainable Development Law

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