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City Planning and Climate Change

This audio file was recorded on June 8, 2010.

Michael Coté, Urban Planning Researcher
Teresa Clemmer, Vermont Law School

What can and should city planners be doing to adapt to the inevitable threats and crises posed by climate change?


Nutrients Happen: A Story About Lawyers, Algae, and Money

This audio file was recorded on June 4, 2010

David Mears, Vermont Law School

A recent Vermont Supreme Court case involved Montpelier’s wastewater treatment plant. Where does Montpelier’s wastewater go and why does that matter for Lake Champlain?

Where Wild Things Aren’t: The Supreme Court in Review

This audio file was recorded on June 23, 2009

Pat Parenteau, Vermont Law School

Is the Navy’s sonar program more important than whale conservation? Is it okay to destroy a pristine Alaskan lake by filling it with mine waste?

Are Conservation Easements Forever?

This audio file was recorded on June 18, 2009.

Jessica Jay ’97, Conservation Law, P.C.

This lecture will explore the perpetual nature and durability of conservation easements and address the surrounding legal principles.

Residency Restrictions for Convicted Sex Offenders

This audio file was recorded on June 12, 2009.

Dwight Merriam, Land Use Group, Robinson & Cole, LLP

Sex offender registries have evolved into residency restrictions for a broad range of sex offenders. What is good public policy in this area?

Comparing Energy Regulation in China and the U.S.

This audio file was recorded on June 11, 2009.

Lifen Wang, State Electricial Regulatory Commission of China

This lecture will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different energy regulatory systems in China and the United States.

Collaborative Governance: What It Is, Where It’s Going

This audio file was recorded on June 5, 2009.

Philip J. Harter, University of Missouri School of Law

President Obama says that government should be collaborative. What does this mean for federal, state, and local governments?

Human Rights Mired in the Canadian Oil Sands

This audio file was recorded on June 4, 2009.

James Grijalva, University of North Dakota School of Law

Often lost in the controversy over Canada’s oil development are the human rights of indigenous people to environmental self-determination.

An Ocean Agenda for the Obama Administration

This audio file was recorded on June 2, 2009.

Mike Sutton, Monterrey Bay Aquarium

President Obama has an unprecedented opportunity to safeguard the marine environment.

Smart Grids: What Are They and Why Should We Care?

This audio file was recorded on May 28, 2009

Paul Hines, UVM School of Engineering

This talk will focus on the smart metering portion of the smart grid and its implications for the public and the legal community.