Sallan Curated NYC Events

Event Details

Around Town

Legal Issues In Managed Coastal Retreat

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there is a debate on whether to rebuild the areas that were devastated and continue to be vulnerable. Both New York and New Jersey have announced limited programs to offer to buy out certain homes, but these programs are extremely expensive and can lead to checkerboard patterns. This forum will not advocate any particular approach, but will explore these underlying legal questions:

1. What governmental actions in restricting development or reconstruction in vulnerable areas are “takings” that require compensation?
2. How would the government adopt a policy of managed retreat from the coastlines -- through changes in zoning and building codes, restrictions on infrastructure, or other methods? What process would be needed?
3. What is the role of federal flood insurance and private insurance in shaping patterns of development or redevelopment in vulnerable areas?
4. Where has managed retreat been attempted in the past? What is the experience with these attempts, and what procedures were followed?

Sponsor: Columbia Law School Center For Climate Change Law

Speakers: J. Peter Byrne, Professor & Faculty Director - Georgetown Climate Center, Georgetown Law School; Vicki L. Been, Boxer Family Professor of Law & Director - Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University School of Law; Howard Kunreuther, James G. Dinan Professor and Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Anne Siders, Associate Director - Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Moderator: Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice & Director - Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Date: Thursday, March 28, 7 - 9 pm

Location: Columbia Law School, 435 W. 116th St

RSVP: This program is open to the public free of charge but a reservation is required. Columbia Law School

January 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Upcoming Events

Around Town
Green Catwalk Forum
17 Jan
Register now for the sustainability forum where speakers present on new, innovative, unheard of + just plain interesting topics, technologies, trends + organizations
Event Details
Around Town
Wind Energy: The Art Of Coping With Uncertainty
17 Jan
Pending federal tax rewrites, which may be law by the time of this event, could again alter the economics of renewable energy. Key players in a recent large private equity investment in wind energy + other industry experts will discuss + assess the status + prospects for this renewable now
Event Details
Around Town
Current / Bodies: Art And Action In The Waterfront
23 Jan
Don't miss 6 New York artists + writers whose works address the history + future of our waterways as they consider the City's waterfront as a site of continuity + a threshold for environmental change
Event Details
Around Town
The Role of Offshore Wind In Developing A Greener Grid
31 Jan
How will Governor Cuomo’s pledge to commit New York to 2.4 GW of new offshore wind capacity be advanced by pending projects + the level of readiness of our local workforce?
Event Details
Around Town
Never Built NY
18 Feb
Hidden behind NYC's iconic skyscrapers, sprawling subway system + famous public parks is the ghost of the city that could have been. Now, push the boundaries of what the metropolitan future holds. Thru 02.18.18
Event Details
Around Town
On The Waterfront, On The Waterfront
31 May
The Brooklyn waterfront home of the Brooklyn Historical Society hosts a multimedia exhibit for all ages that brings to life the vibrant history of the coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods + ecosystems, OPENS JAN 20
Event Details