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2024 California Land Use Law & Policy Conference

“California Land Use Law & Policy 2024:  Housing, CEQA, and Other Critical Issues”


WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2024
WHERE: Live Online


California land use law, policy, and planning continue to evolve at an amazing pace. As we move into 2024, California’s housing issues have been made more challenging with interest rates remaining high. Housing—and all the challenges that come with it—is the key focus of this year’s conference. This year we are pleased to have a Keynote Presentation from David Zisser, head of the Housing Policy Development Division of the State Department of Housing & Community Development, who will address efforts by California to improve the state’s housing shortage and related issue of housing affordability. In addition, Housing Elements, Regional Housing Needs Allocation, Density Bonus Law, and the Housing Accountability Act all take center stage at this year’s important conference.

We also recognize that your practice will necessarily involve other important and crossover areas of law, so we also provide updates in the areas of Endangered Species Act Law, “Waters of the United States” and, perhaps the overriding issue of them all, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  

We have assembled a stellar faculty of experts in their fields whose daily practices are directly related to their speaking topics. They will present on these critical and evolving topics and give you access to their thoughts on where the issues have come from, where they are headed, and how they are being, or will be, implemented. 

Where is land use law and policy heading and what do you need to stay current on to be ready in your practice? You’ll find out in one intense day of presentations at Argent Communications Group’s California Land Use Law, Policy, and Planning Conference 2024. This is a must-attend conference for any land use law or planning practitioner wanting to better understand these recent changes.

Our conference co-chairs—Scott Birkey, Esq. of Cox, Castle & Nicholson and Lauren Langer, Esq. of Best, Best & Krieger—have assembled experts in these fields to present on these critical and evolving topics, and to give you access to their thoughts on where these recent land use trends have come from, how they are to be implemented, and where they are headed. This is a must-attend conference for any land use law or planning practitioner wanting to better understand these recent changes.

We invite you to join us online, and interact with the faculty during 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 for the only land use law conference in 2021 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, boots-on-the-ground legal professionals are uniquely qualified to let you know not only what’s happened but, more importantly, 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 TBA.

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


Conference tuition of $695 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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