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APA Planning and Law Division WEBINAR

Gentrification, Displacement, and the Law

Thursday, October 10, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

CM I 1.50 I Law
CLE 1.50 through Illinois State Bar

Gentrification is one of the complex planning challenges of our times, but the legal limits on how local communities can respond to these pressures are often unclear. While there is no shortage of well-meaning ideas about how to slow the gentrification process or mitigate its impacts, some of those ideas may not be legal, and others could have significant unintended consequences. This webinar will review those laws that impose obligations to protect America's citizens against some forms of pressure and discrimination, as well as those that prohibit certain local government actions. This review ill include the Community Reinvestment Act, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and constitutional limits on interference with contracts or the fundamental right to buy and sell property. However, the real action on gentrification is at the local level, so panelists will also review selected municipal laws and policies.


Join PLD before registering and your webinar is half the price!

Individual rate:
- $20 PLD member
- $45 non-member
One person/registration fee per computer

Group rate: $140
One registration fee allows any number of people to watch from one computer

Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

For registration questions e-mail or call (312) 334-1250.

Register here.


Don Elliot, FAICP

Bill Anderson, FAICP

Bijal Patel, Esq.

Chris Schildt