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Policy Briefing: Mount Laurel Revisited, Beyond the Supreme Court Decision

December 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


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AH-porch-people-300x200The program will open with a summary of highlights of the just-published book, Climbing Mount Laurel (Princeton University Press), a systematic evaluation of the impact of Ethel Lawrence Homes in Mount Laurel Township on its low and moderate residents, its neighbors and on the Township.

Then two panels will evaluate the September 26, 2013 New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on the Council of Affordable Housing’s round III methodology for calculating each town’s affordable housing obligation.

The forum will include an explanation of the key findings of the Supreme Court’s decision and insights from housing experts into what the third round fair share numbers might be and implications of the Court’s decision on municipalities, homebuilders and low and moderate income households.


8:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:45 Program
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introduction
8:45 – 9:45 Panel 1

Moderator: Phil Caton, Principal, Clarke Caton Hintz

    • David Kinsey, FAICP, Kinsey & Hand – How have the families and community faired under Mt. Laurel
    • Henry Kent-Smith, Esq., Fox Rothschild – Highlights of the Supreme Court Decision
    • Art Bernard, Consulting Planner, Art Bernard and Associates – The Methodology: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

9:45 – 10:45 Implications of the Decision

Moderator: Phil Caton, Principal, Clarke Caton Hintz

    • Jeff Surenian, The League of Municipalities
    • Kevin Walsh, Associate Director, Fair Share Housing Center
    • Creigh Rahenkamp, Rahenkamp Associates

10:45 Closing Remarks: Ann Brady, PlanSmart NJ

Speaker Bios

For more information on the Supreme Court’s decision, you can access the ruling here and a narrative about the effects of the Mount Laurel Decisions here.

 *AICP CM and CLE Credits have been applied for.


December 13, 2013
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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