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Land Use Expert to Explore New York City’s Rezoning

January 31, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- A New York University School of Law expert will discuss New York City's massive rezoning effort at Vermont Law School's eighth annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Chase Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.Image of NYC

Professor Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at the NYU School of Law, will deliver a lecture titled "Explaining the Motivations Behind Land Use Regulation: New York City's Rezonings of Almost One Quarter of Its Land."

Since 2002, New York City has enacted more than 100 neighborhood-sized zoning changes throughout the city. Been will explore the city's motivations for making these changes, their implications for the future of the nation's most important urban area and the lessons policymakers and courts can draw from a comprehensive analysis of a city's rezoning decisions.

The Williams Lecture is hosted by Vermont Law School's Land Use Institute and Environmental Law Center.

About the Williams Lecture
Norman Williams came to VLS in 1975 after a distinguished career in public service and teaching, particularly in land use planning. He played a key role in founding VLS's Environmental Law Center. The Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law series is a gift of Frances Yates, trustee of VLS, in memory of Norman Williams and Anya '90 and Charles Yates '90.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, home: 802.649.2235,

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