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2020 California Land Use Law & Policy Conference

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California Land Use Law & Policy 2020:
“Land Use 2020: The Housing Crisis, COVID-19, CEQA,
and Endangered Species Take Center Stage”

WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2020
WHERE: Live Online!


We’re pleased to invite you to the sixth annual California Land Use Law & Policy Conference, this year rescheduled LIVE ONLINE. This comprehensive, practice-oriented conference is an intensive, streamlined one-day excursion through some of the most important issues facing land use practitioners today.

California’s housing supply and affordability crisis arguably represents the biggest land use challenge for California, relevant for nearly all land use practitioners, planners and other land use professionals. This year we have devoted a good portion of our program on the most relevant aspects of diverse housing issues to get your practice ready for the challenges ahead.

We’ve also added a timely Keynote Session, “Coping with Calfornia’s Housing Supply Crisis During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” with speakers addressing how non-profits, private development, and public agencies are coping with the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

In 2020 the California Environmental Quality Act turns 50. Much has occurred over those years and much more change is expected. Our experts will address these changes and put it all within the context of where we have been, and where we are heading.

We also address many other pressing land use issues: Endangered species law and regulation at both the federal and state levels; California’s new Wetlands Permitting Program; planning in the wildland-urban interface in light of worsening fire danger; and the impacts of climate change-caused sea level rise on coastal land use and development, where the question is: Will the state’s policy of Coastal Managed Retreat be a workable and legal solution?

To guide you through these issues, we’ve assembled some of the best and most knowledgeable faculty in the state. This conference will allow you to learn from in-the-trenches attorneys, planners and policy-makers who are involved in the cutting-edge issues and cases affecting land use challenges in the state.

We invite you to join us online, and interact with the faculty in question and answer sessions after each presentation. Be ready, be prepared, be successful in your practice. If you attend only one California MCLE or Planner AICP accredited land use conference this year, make it this one!

Be sure to register today for this special conference and find out what impact these critical topics will have on each other—and how the potential outcomes will impact your practice, municipality or organization in the future.


Register today for the only land use law conference in 2020 that’s produced by the publishers of California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, a California-based conference provider that has offered publications and conference programs specifically for the California Land Use Bar since 1989. This year, as always, the expert publishers, editors, and advisors of California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter have been instrumental in planning this conference for you.

These seasoned, in-the-trenches legal professionals are uniquely qualified to let you know not only what’s happened but, more important, what’s coming down the pike in the future. And because California’s land use issues are often contentious, we don’t skimp on perspective. You’ll get several different (and sometimes conflicting) views from the top practitioners and key institutional players in the field to deepen your understanding of the issues.

MCLE and AICP Credit:

MCLE accreditation has been requested for this program by the State Bar of California for 7 hours. For planners, this program will correspond to AICP CM credits of 7 hours, including law credits.

Download the conference brochure with full program and other registration options.


Conference tuition of $695 — live online or self-study — includes participation in all sessions, all program materials prepared by the Faculty, and a free three-month subscription to the California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter . Discounts apply for government agency personnel, or when you register two or more participants from the same organization. See our online registration form for details.

Early registration is encouraged. The easiest way to register for the conference is to use the online registration form from the  “Conference Registration” button below. You can also (1) Mail the completed registration form located on the brochure to: Argent Communications Group, PO Box 1135, Batavia, IL 60510-1135; (2) Email the registration form to; or (3) Call 800-419-2741. Full payment or purchase order is due with registration.

We look forward to seeing you—virtually!

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