Legal Issues & Trends in the National Capital Area: Part of the National Capital Planning Commission’s Speaker Series

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 6:30-7 p.m., the National Capital Planning Commission will host a free event that is open to the public on Legal Issues & Trends in the National Capital Area.

To RSVP, please visit the website: http://www.ncpc.gov/Calendar/home-event.php?id=186. The event will be held at the offices of the National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004 (near the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro Station).

The National Capital Region has long been a leader of innovative planning, despite the various legal frameworks used by its jurisdictions. Join a panel of legal and planning experts as they examine the region’s legal authorities, how these authorities shape approaches to planning, and their impacts on achieving shared goals. Attendees will learn how planning laws vary between Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; the role of federal and regional entities; and how current trends may influence these laws.

Moderator: Anne Schuyler, General Counsel of the National Capital Planning Commission

Panel Members:

David Lieb, Associate General Counsel of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Peter May, Associate Regional Director for Lands, Planning, and Design, National Park Service (National Capital Region) and Member of the DC Zoning Commission

Sharon Pandak, Esq., Partner of Greehan, Taves, Pandak & Stoner, PLLC, General Counsel of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and former County Attorney of Prince William County, Virginia

Jennifer Steingasser, Deputy Director of Development Review & Historic Preservation, DC Office of Planning

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