Growth Implications for Florida Subject of UF Nelson Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Growth management experts from around the nation will meet with legal practitioners at a September symposium to discuss important land use and growth issues in Florida and the United States.

The University of Florida Levin College of Law second Richard E. Nelson Symposium will take place here September 27, at the UF Hotel & Conference Center. The one-day event, entitled “Smart Growth and Beyond: Lessons for Florida,” begins with an 8:30 a.m. welcome by law school Dean Jon Mills.

Topics will include approaches to smart growth in Canada, Maryland and Georgia; American anti-terrorist planning and design strategies; land use and race; and European growth experiences.

Featured speakers will be John DeGrove, former Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs and now eminent scholar emeritus at Florida Atlantic University; Professor Richard H. Schneider, UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning; Mary Jane Angelo, Senior Assistant General Counsel, St. Johns River Water Management District; and Professor Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown University Law Center.

Seven and one-half hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits have been approved by the Florida Bar for the event, made possible by an endowment to the Levin College of Law from Richard and Jane Nelson of Sarasota.

Richard E. Nelson, symposium honoree, served as Sarasota County Attorney for 30 years. He is past president of the Florida Association of County Attorneys, former chairman of the Local Government Law section of the Florida Bar, and received multiple awards and recognition for contributions to local government law.

Registration and conference information is available by contacting Barbara DeVoe, director of conference planning for the law school, at 352.392.8070 or at devoe@law.ufl.edu. The registration deadline is September 13.

Published: August 19th, 2002

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