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2022 Land Use Update: Resilience, Kicking SFR Zoning’s S, EVs, & More

Total Credits: 5.5 CLE, 1.0 Ethics, 5.5 Real Estate Law Specialization

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Real Property |  Environmental & Water Law
Original Program Date:
Jun 03, 2022


Resilience is key to economic and community development in the wake of the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and foreign conflicts.  During the first session, experts in community and economic development, resilience, and sustainability will discuss tools to help businesses and communities grow and adapt. Discussion will include regulatory and policy changes cities and towns can implement to address business and workforce needs, and promoting resilience through equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
Many states and municipalities are taking the S out of SFR zoning by allowing multiple residential units by right in zoning districts previously set aside exclusively (and some say with exclusionary effect) for single family homes. One of the leading land use scholars of our time will describe the trend in our second session, which will also include a presentation about the City of Tucson’s recently adopted accessory dwelling unit ordinance and an overview of efforts to adopt by-right zoning during the 2022 Arizona legislative session.
The housing theme will continue during lunch (included), with a presentation by Denver land use lawyer and adjunct professor Brian Connolly on how planners and lawyers can advocate for state and local legislative reforms to address the housing affordability crisis.
The afternoon begins with our annual audience-interactive session on ethics for planners and lawyers and ends with our annual overview of current land use legislation and case law.
Worried about the price of gas? The mid-afternoon session is a panel discussion of the efforts to require and accommodate electric vehicle charging stations and the legal issues associated with renewable energy development. Panel members will also discuss current Phoenix and Tucson EV and solar readiness initiatives.

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Doug Jorden, Jorden Law Firm, P.C.
Frank Cassidy, Frank Cassidy, P.C.
Sandra Hoffman, City of Phoenix

Nicole Antonopoulos, City of Flagstaff
Karen Apple, City of Phoenix
Dan Bursuck, City of Tucson
Brian Connolly, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
Tom Dorn, Dorn Policy Group, Inc.
Braden Kay, City of Tempe
Tim Kinney, Timothy Kinney PLLC
Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix
Koren Manning, City of Tucson
Arthur C. Nelson, University of Arizona
Jon Paladini, Pierce Coleman, PLLC
Court Rich, Rose Law Group
Jerry Stabley, 
APA-AZ Chapter President