Center for Real Estate Law

12th Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law & Practice:

40th Anniversary Quiet Revolution in Zoning and Land Use Regulation

Held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at The John Marshall Law School

In 1971, the President's Council on Environmental Quality published The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control. The book described in detail the innovative land use laws in nine states which returned the control of land use to a state or regional level, largely at the expense of local zoning. This constituted the "quiet revolution." The Kratovil Quiet Revolution Conference will bring together national scholars and experts in land use to analyze the lasting impact of The Quiet Revolution in several jurisdictions around the country and examine the future of land use policy.

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This national debate started with two scholars in Chicago, so it is a fitting site for a reexamination of the issues surrounding this 40-year old national debate and the legislation it produced. The Kratovil Quiet Revolution Conference will begin with an analysis of the impact The Quiet Revolution has had on our nation and land use policy. National speakers representing several states involved in The Quiet Revolution will analyze how The Quiet Revolution unfolded in these jurisdictions. The second panel will focus on issues of regional planning in Chicago and the surrounding region. The final panel of the conference will take a look to the future of regional planning and lessons learned from The Quiet Revolution.

As part of the Center for Real Estate Law's mission, the Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law & Practice was established in 1993 to bring together leading scholars, practitioners and industry professionals to consider cutting-edge issues important to commercial real estate attorneys, their clients, industry leaders and our society. The Kratovil Conferences are unique because they address the policy and practical implications of issues of concern to the real estate industry and to the attorneys who practice in the field. It is the only forum presented by a law school involving the interaction between scholars, leading practitioners and industry leaders on topics related to commercial real estate law and practice. The Kratovil Conference addresses the need to engage both practitioners and scholars in the real estate area in order to produce scholarship that is directly relevant to the real estate industry. In connection with the Kratovil Conference, the Center works with The John Marshall Law Review to publish articles authored by speakers at Kratovil Conferences in a special symposium issue.

Welcome and Introduction

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Corkery Welcome:
John Corkery
Dean; Professor
The John Marshall Law School
Hammond Introduction:
Celeste Hammond, ACREL Fellow, CRE
Professor; Director,
Center for Real Estate Law

The John Marshall Law School

Panel I: Quiet Revolution Country: A Selective Retrospective

Callies 9:15 a.m.
Introduction & Moderator:
David L. Callies, ACREL Fellow, FAICP
Kudo Professor of Law
University of Hawaii at Manoa
William S. Richardson School of Law
Banta 10:40 a.m.
Observations on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan after Forty Years
John Banta
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
Ray Brook, New York
Sullivan 9:30 a.m.
The Quiet Revolution Goes West:
The Oregon Planning Program 1961-1982

Ed Sullivan
Garvey Schubert Barer
Portland, Oregon
Einsweiler 11:15 a.m.
The Metropolitan Council of
Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Robert C. Einsweiler, FAICP
Former Director of Planning
Metropolitan Planning Commission
Former Director of Planning
Metropolitan Council
Stroud 9:55 a.m.
A History and New Turns in Florida Growth Management Reform
Nancy Stroud
Lewis Stroud & Deutsch, P.L.
Boca Raton, Florida

Panel II: Chicago and the Midwest

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Connor Moderator:
Susan Connor
The John Marshall Law School
Anaya 1:50 p.m.
Lessons Learned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
William J. Anaya
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Chicago, Illinois
DeVries 1:30 p.m.
The Lakefront Industrial Heritage Corridor (LIHC), a Multijurisdictional "Game Changers" Model, ULI Chicago Infrastructure Initiative
Jon B. DeVries, CRE, AICP
Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Roosevelt University
Chicago, Illinois
Elrod 2:15 p.m.
The Techny Land Experiment – An Attempted Quiet Revolution in Suburban Chicago
Steven Elrod
Partner; Chairman, National Land Use Team
Holland & Knight LLP
Chicago, Illinois

Panel III: Looking Forward: The Quiet Revolution Lessons and Progeny

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Mandelker 3 p.m.
Implementing Growth Management Programs: Alternatives and Recommendations
Daniel R. Mandelker
Howard A. Stamper Professor of Law
Washington University School of Law
Merriam 4:20 p.m.
Homeowner Associations: Bane, Boon or Both for the Quiet Revolution
Dwight Merriam, ACREL Fellow
Robinson & Cole LLP
Hartford, Connecticut
Salkin 3:20 p.m.
The Quiet Revolution and Federalism:
Into the Future

Patricia E. Salkin, ACREL Fellow
Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished
Professor of Law; Associate Dean; Director, Government Law Center

Albany Law School
Bronin 4:40 p.m.
Interjurisdictional Issues in Siting Energy Infrastructure: The Quiet Revolution and Renewables
Sara Bronin
Associate Professor of Law; Co-Director,
Center for Energy & Environmental Law

University of Connecticut School of Law
Duerksen 3:45 p.m.
Sustainable Development Regulations:
A Quiet Revolution Redux??

Christopher J. Duerksen
Managing Director
Clarion Associates LLC
Denver, Colorado
Bosselman 5:05 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Moderator:
Fred Bosselman
Professor of Law Emeritus
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Special Acknowledgements

The John Marshall Law Review

In conjunction with The John Marshall Law Review, the law school will preserve scholarship and distribute beyond the conference audience by publishing articles from the conference in a symposium issue on real estate law.

Special thanks to the American Planning Association for help promoting the Kratovil Quiet Revolution Conference.


CLE Credit: approx. 6 hours
AICP Members:
This event has been approved for 6 CM credits (1.5 law)


$7,500 Platinum Sponsors
Clarion New Media Lambda Alpha International
$5,000 Gold Sponsors
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chicago Title Insurance Company Holland & Knight LLP
$2,500 Silver Sponsors
Clarion Associates, Inc. Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP
$1,000 Bronze Sponsors
Firstgate Group Victoria and Robert Berghel Margaret Gallager Associates William K. Reilly
$500 Supporters

Janet Johnson, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Gregory Spitzer, Partner, Paul Hastings