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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control – 40 Years Later

On September 20, 2011, land use professionals from across the country participated in a day long conference to discuss the state of land use and planning regulations and control.  The conference was sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  The event commemorated the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control, written by Fred Bosselman and David Callies.  Both authors were on hand to present a history of the report, which illustrated the shift from local to regional planning and land use in specific regions and states.  Other land use professionals, including Daniel Mandelker, Patty Salkin, Ed Sullivan, Nancy Stroud, Steve Elrod, and Dwight Merriam, among others, participated in panel discussions about the report, and its impact on land use and planning. These discussions included examples of “quiet revolution” success stories (Portland and Minneapolis), an example of a project-based “quiet revolution” (Techny development in Illinois), and the recent shift from a strong state land use program to increased local control (Florida).

A description of the event can be found at http://www.jmls.edu/events/Kratovil%20Conf%20PDF.pdf and a copy of The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control is available for free download at  http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED067272.pdf.


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