This blog, maintained by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin, is designed to provide a forum for the discussion of current laws, policies and decisions that affect the use of land. It highlights new court decisions, new state (especially NY) and federal laws and policies, and actions at the local government level that guide and/or impact land use and community development.
Readers may use this blog to keep current on trends in land use law by subscribing to the daily email to bringnews of the case or development of the day and readers may also watch developments in specific areas of the law by using the categorical tags to review all recent posting relating to a particular topic.
This is a very practical blog for the land use practitioner or municipal attorney. An excellent example is last week’s Albany Government Law Review 3-day symposium focusing on religion and land use. The program brought together leading judges, academics and practitioners, many of whom focused on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. See the conference agenda along with links to the podcasts for each of the presentations so that readers of this blog may hear what was discussed.
In addition, Prof. Salkin’s students have launched their own blog, the AGLR Fireplacewhere they blogged live from the symposium.