Levin College of Law

UF Law’s Wolf Family Lecture takes a look at land use regulation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The fifth annual Wolf Family Lecture on the American Law of Real Property will explore pertinent issues facing land use regulation today.

Vicki L. Been, Boxer Family Professor of Law and director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University School of law will present, “Who Controls Land Use Regulation: The Urban Growth Machine versus Homevoters,” Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

“Professor Been is a leading land use scholar whom we’re fortunate to have as our Wolf Family Lecture speaker,” said Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Alyson Flournoy. “Her topic is one that has particular resonance here in Florida where the debate over growth management and citizen participation in the process has been so prominent.”

Been’s Furman Center recently received the MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The prestigious award recognizes the Furman Center as being one of the leading institutions addressing land use and housing issues in progressive and creative ways. Been specializes in land use regulation, property, and state and local governments.

The Wolf Family Lecture Series was endowed by a gift from UF Law Professor Michael Allan Wolf, who holds the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, and his wife, Betty. Professor Wolf is the general editor of a 17-volume treatise, Powell on Real Property. The treatise is the most referenced real property treatise in the country and is cited regularly by the courts, including several citations in the United States Supreme Court.

The Wolf family’s strong ties to the University of Florida date back to the 1930s, when Professor Wolf’s father, Leonard Wolf, was a UF undergraduate student. Since that time, two more generations of his descendants have made their way to Gainesville to study and work.

Past scholars who have delivered the Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property include Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law at Columbia Law School; Gregory S. Alexander, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law at Cornell Law School; Lee Fennel, Max Pam Professor of Law at the University of Chicago; and Joseph William Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School.

The Wolf Family Lecture is free and open to the public.

For additional information:
Matt Walker, UF Law Communications
352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu

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Published: February 22nd, 2012

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