Providing For Open Space Corridors: Singapore vs. Oregon
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00am to Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:30pm
Providing For Open Space Corridors: Singapore vs. Oregon


Singapore has been successful in meeting public demands for open space without having to acquire new property at high market values while focusing on the improvements within the corridor, which extends the length of the island. Oregon has been successful in adopting a planning regime that has not unduly stretched public resources for land acquisition, but rather has largely taken advantage of a public consensus that favors open space on rural lands and opportunities to obtain public or private open space and transportation corridors on urban lands. In this seminar, Ed will explain the differences by comparing the very different regimes regarding property rights and valuation for purposes of public acquisition in these two examples. 

About the speaker:

Edward J. Sullivan teaches Planning Law at Portland State University, Lewis and Clark Law School and Willamette University College of Law. He is a member of the American Planning Association's Legislative and Policy and Amicus Curiae Committees, co-authors a monthly column on planning law for the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce, and is the author of more than 60 law review articles relating to constitutional, administrative and planning law. Mr. Sullivan is a retired partner in a Pacific Northwest law firm and is a former chair of the American Bar Association's Section of State and Local Government Law.

Time: May 2 at Noon

Location: URBN 220