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Land & Environment Symposia

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Each Fall the Environmental Affairs Law Review, coordinating with the Environmental Law Society, presents a national symposium on current issues of legal & political importance—toxic lands, windpower, the urban planning legacy of Jane Jacobs, the guru of modern city design (Boston College was chosen to be the archive of Jane Jacobs’ papers), transport planning and design, environmental ethics, public and private constitutional land use rights, environmental press coverage, the green evolution of domestic and international corporative responsibility, and more....

Part of every Symposium is a Field Trip for presenters, students, and symposium attendees.

The Windpower Symposium: 2003, Volume 31, BC EALR

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The Big Dig $14 billion Symposium: 2004, Volume 32, BC EALR

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Brownfields Symposium: 2006, Volume 34, BC EALR

A contaminated "brownfield":

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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Contaminated land being prepared for re-use, and completed new housing on remediated land, in Lawrence, MA

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The Palazzolo Wetland Regulation Symposium:
A Supreme Court case in Boston College’s Backyard (533 U.S. 606, 2001): Volume 30 BC EALR (2002)

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Anthony Palazzolo, eponymous plaintiff in the Supreme Court litigation, who attended the law school symposium, shows students and symposium speakers around his regulated marshland site in Westerly, Rhode Island, during the Symposium field trip.