A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure
Urban infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges facing land use and environmental lawyers, planning professionals, and government staff. Urban Growth Professionals must consider myriad issues in the future including transportation problems, conflicts between property owners and developers, redevelopment issues, and environmental and social concerns. This symposium will provide participants with vital and relevant knowledge about current trends and innovations in the fundamentals of urban development.
Participants will learn from experts in the field of urban infrastructure and take away practical knowledge about solutions to the problems they face every day. From financing infrastructure to taking care of wastewater properly, to protecting our environment, each speaker will discuss the knowledge he or she has acquired through both research and practice.
Our international speakers will provide a unique look into similarities and differences between US and foreign solutions. The symposium will also consider which practices best implement urban infrastructure that is both fair and efficient. Subsequent to the conference participants will receive the Juergensmeyer Festschrift issue of "The Urban Lawyer" in which the symposium papers will be published.
A Thursday night reception and networking opportunity will be followed by dinner that evening to celebrate Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer's distinguished career over 45 years of teaching and practice of land use law.
Professor Juergensmeyer was the first endowed chair-holder at Georgia State and serves as Co-Director for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. He is a Professor of Law Emeritus of the University of Florida. He is currently Adjunct Professor in City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology.