April 11, 2014
Growing, Growing, Gone: Innovative Ideas in Resource Management for a Growing Population
Sponsored by the McGeorge Law Review at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
About the Symposium
This symposium will discuss how we can proactively respond to a growing population through legal reform and careful planning to ensure that we do not overburden our natural resources.
8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
- Professor Leslie Jacobs, Director of the Capital Center for Public Law & Policy
- Ken Alex, Senior Policy Adviser to the Governor and Director of Governor's Office of Planning and Research. Mr. Alex's expertise is energy, environment, and land use issues. Before joining the Governor's Office, he was the Senior Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General's Office, and the co-head of the Office's global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, Ken led the California Attorney General's energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California's energy crisis. OPR is currently working on a document on issues and policies that protect and promote the State's environment and economy as California moves towards a population of 50 million in a climate change constrained world.
9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Urban Land Use
Generally we have a fixed amount of land but many competing uses such as housing, transportation, commercial, industrial, agriculture, wildlands and working lands. As the population expands, how do we balance these and other competing uses?
- Moderator: James Andrew, Land Use and Environmental Attorney, State of California
- Professor Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Martha Dina Arguello, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Professor Jeffrey Michael, University of the Pacific
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Morning Networking Break
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Rural Land Use
- Moderator: Phil Pogledich, Senior Deputy County Counsel, Yolo County
- Professor Kalyani Robbins, University of Akron School of Law
- Braiden Chadwick, Founding Partner, Mitchell Chadwick
- Aimee Rutledge, Executive Director, Sacramento Valley Conservancy
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote Address
- Introduction: Professor Stephen McCaffrey
- Dr. Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute. Dr. Gleick is renowned the world over as a leading expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues. Author of many scientific papers and nine books, including the influential series The World's Water and Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, as well as the newly released A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy.
1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Panel 3: Water
California's limited water supply is already a great source of conflict. This panel will discuss ways to efficiently use our existing water sources.
- Moderator: Hon. Ronald Robie, Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
- Professor Paul Stanton Kibel, Golden Gate University School of Law
- Professor Jennifer Harder, UC Davis School of Law and McGeorge School of Law
- Alf Brandt, Legislative Director, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Networking Break
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Panel 4: Energy
A growing population means more demand for electricity. How do we provide that power without contributing to global climate change?
- Moderator: TBD
- Kristen Castaños, Partner, Stoel Rives
- Professor DuVivier, University of Denver, Strum College of Law
- Michael J. Levy, Chief Counsel, California Energy Commission
5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
- Professor Rachael Salcido, Faculty Adviser, McGeorge Law Review
5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hosted Reception (McGeorge House)