CLEANR hosts public conferences that bring together a variety of perspectives and disciplines for a range of audiences. UCI Law has hosted or co-hosted a number of interdisciplinary conferences on various environmental topics. In addition, CLEANR hosts an annual conference series in the fall on environmental law and another in the spring on land use law, both focused on problems of particular interest to practitioners and policymakers.

Upcoming Conferences

Global Food Summit: Towards Regional Resilience

November 4, 2015
Beckman Center for the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering

This conference will focus on local and regional food security resilience, bringing together UC faculty and affiliates with innovative community leaders in Orange County around issues of food systems sustainability. This conference is hosted as part of the Toward a Sustainable 21st Century series, an initiative of a foundation of global reach and a research university to do together more than they can do separately on significant unsolved problems of global society in the areas of marine resources conservation, and threats to ecosystem and environmental health caused by toxic chemicals and the absence of effective governance structures which promote sustainability. Details, including agenda and online registration >

The Many Faces of Next Generation Redevelopment in California

Spring 2016
Co-Sponsored with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Development is booming again throughout California, and is occurring largely on redevelopment sites. Infill of the urban core, remediation and reuse of contaminated properties, and repositioning open spaces and infrastructure are examples of the land uses fueling the current development cycle. This next generation of redevelopment leverages a new set of planning tools and policies that replace extinct community redevelopment agencies. This symposium will explore mechanisms such as public-private partnerships, infrastructure financing and special use districts, evolving affordable housing policies, and land value capture regulations that are driving development and economic growth.

Past Conferences >