The 2017 Land Use Institute (February 1-2, in Miami, Florida) has wrapped! 


Save the date: Join your colleagues for the 32d edition of the Land Use Institute, April 19-20, 2018, at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, in Detroit, Michigan.


Details will be posted here as they become available. 


At right: Deborah Rosenthal delivering the Richard F. Babcock Keynote Address on Feb. 2, 2017 "From the Ground Up: Unshared Assumptions in Law & Planning."

2017 Miami

For the 2017 Land Use Institute (Feb. 1-2, 2017 in Miami, Florida), Planning Co-chairs Frank Schnidman and Dean Patricia Salkin assembled a national faculty, and an agenda which covered numerous areas, including: Affordable Housing; Agricultural Land; Comprehensive Planning; Development Agreements; Eminent Domain; Environmental Justice; Exactions; First Amendment; Historic Preservation; Impact Fees; Moratoria; Non-Conforming Uses; Takings; Variances; Vested Rights and Wetlands. Details of the 2017 program here. Printable brochure (pdf) here




2018 Detroit  

We've already set the date and venue for the 2018 edition of the Land Use Institute, so save April 19-20, 2018 on your calendar, and plan on joining your colleagues in Detroit, Michigan at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. 


Further details will be posted here once available. 




We thank our sponsors for helping to make the Land Use Institute a success: Akerman, LLP; the ABA Section of Litigation, Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trust Litigation Committee; the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; the Miami Downtown Development Authority; and


Interested in being a sponsor of the 2018 LUI? Contact us





Local government land use decisions affect economic development and quality of life. They can also create major challenges to efforts by property owners to develop and use their property, as well as to residents as they cope with growth and change. This program is designed for attorneys, professional planners, and government officials involved in land use planning, zoning, permitting, property development, conservation and environmental protection, and related litigation. It not only addresses and analyzes the state-of-the-art efforts by government to manage land use and development, but also presents the key issues faced by property owners and developers in obtaining necessary governmental approvals. In addition, the entire approach of the program is to provide practice pointers that give immediate “take home value.”


This outstanding program features:


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