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This Wednesday: Land Use & Local Voices Conference

new york city aerial brooklyn dumbo manhattan skylineJoin community board members, city planners, land use lawyers, real estate developers, elected officials, community activists, and others interested in New York City’s land use process this Wednesday, July 21, 2010, for a one-day conference, Land Use and Local Voices: Is the City’s Land Use Process in Need of Reform? The conference, sponsored by MAS and Manhattan Community Board 1, will explore various perspectives on New York City’s land use process and consider proposals to improve it.  Architects, lawyers, and planners are eligible to receive professional continuing education credits.  Visit MAS.org/landuse for more information. Registration 8:30 am; Conference 9 am – 4 pm. Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street (east of Park Row, near the corner of Gold Street) FREE. Reservations Required: Register Online or call 212 935-2075 PANEL I: Big Apples to Oranges: What’s Distinct About NYC’s Land Use Process? (9:00 am) PANEL II: Time for Change?: Perspectives on Planning in the Five Boroughs (10:45 am) PANEL III: Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements? (2:00 pm) Closing Keynote Interview (3:35 pm)between Julie Menin, MAS Board member and chair of Manhattan Community Board 1,and Eric Lane, Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service at Hofstra University School of Law, and Senior Fellow at Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. Law School. Visit mas.org/landuse for a complete schedule, a list of panels and panelists, and information about continuing education credits available for architects, planners, and lawyers. *Updated: Registration for this event has closed, however spaces are still available. Please register upon arrival.