Aug 3, 2009    #095
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

UMKC School of Law hosts lecture on sustainability, green development and law

Author and professor speaks Sept. 17.

Bob Freilich – an author and Ruby M. Hulen Emeritus Professor of Law at the UMKC School of Law – will discuss the sustainability movement at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the UMKC School of Law E.E. (Tom) Thompson Courtroom, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. This 2009 John B. Gage Lecture is free and open to the public.

Professor Freilich will discuss the sustainability movement, focusing on how the new stimulus and transportation acts encourage states and localities to adopt sustainable energy policies. He will focus on specific state, city-county, and regional plans that have been successfully implemented and will conclude with some suggestions for the Kansas City region.

Freilich recently published the “21st Century Land Development Code” (American Planning Association, 2008) with S. Mark White. The book offers a complete planning and law model code, which integrates traditional Euclidean zoning with green codes, new urbanism and smart growth. It covers sustainability, traditional neighborhood development, transit-oriented development, mixed use centers, subdivision regulations, official mapping, adequate public facilities, variances, conditional uses, religious uses, adult uses, telecommunications and complete forms and procedures.

Freilich’s “From Sprawl to Sustainable Growth: Successful Growth Management, Green Development and Renewable Energy Systems” (American Bar Association, 2009) will be published in November. Freilich lives in Los Angeles and practices land use law in his new firm, Freilich & Popowitz LLP. He also teaches at USC and UCLA Schools of Law.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.


This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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