Regulating Planned Unit Development

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: July 12, 2018
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  • What are PUDs (Planned Unit Development)?
  • Why use PUDs?
  • Legal Considerations
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Recorded: July 12, 2018


Learn what Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) are and understand the different contexts in which PUDs are used, including conventional master-planned communities, cluster subdivisions, and new urbanism projects.

This program was recorded on July 12th, 2018.

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Mark White

White & Smith, LLC

S. Mark White is recognized as an expert in zoning and subdivision law, form-based zoning and New Urbanism, land use and takings litigation, housing, development of comprehensive growth management plans, and implementation systems. He has represented clients at every level from city, state and local governments, as well as major private developers, many of whom are involved in environmental permitting proceedings and takings litigation.

Mr. White is a former partner of Freilich, Leitner & Carlisle. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in History and Political Science from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in law school, Mr. White was a Research Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, and worked at the Department of City and Regional Planning as a Research Assistant in the Center of Urban and Regional Studies. He is a former President of the board of directors of the nonprofit community development group Westside Housing Organization, and is a member of the North Carolina and Missouri Bars, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the American Planning Association.

Mr. White publishes extensively on planning and land use issues. He is the co-author of the American Planning Association's model land development code (A 21st Century Land Development Code), and is a frequent speaker at the national meetings of the American Planning Association, the American Center for National and International Law, the Congress of New Urbanism, the University of Wisconsin, and various other professional organizations.

Daniel R. Mandelker

Howard A. Stamper Professor of Law
Washington University School of Law

Professor Daniel R. Mandelker is one of the nation’s leading scholars and teachers in land use law. He is the co-author of a widely-used casebook on land use law, now in its eighth edition, and the author of a comprehensive treatise on land use law, currently in its fifth edition. He also focuses on environmental law and state and local government law, co-authoring a casebook on state and local government law, in its seventh edition, and writing a popular treatise on National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) law and litigation. A member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Professor Mandelker has lectured at national and international conferences and serves on editorial boards. He is the past recipient of the ABA Section on State and Local Government’s Daniel J. Curtin Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been a consultant to local, state, and federal governments and to foreign countries in his areas of expertise. He was the principal consultant and contributor to the American Planning Association’s model zoning and planning legislation project, was the principal consultant to a joint ABA committee that prepared a model law on land use procedures that was adopted by the House of Delegates, and was the principal author of comprehensive planning amendments to the New Orleans city charter.

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