On October 11-13, 2012 the College of Law hosted a gathering of academics and land use professionals in Boise, titled Realizing Sustainable Communities in a Post-Recession West. That gathering, organized by Professor Jerrold Long, brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars in an attempt to identify and describe an attainable, sustainable West, and the community, policy, and legal tools that might achieve it. The gathering sought to identify real tools and approaches that might be implemented in real places. Consequently, the conversation centered on a case study from Teton County, Idaho, presented by the local officials and activists who work every day to develop that community. Professors Dale Goble and Stephen Miller also participated in the gathering and assisted in its organization.
The participants were:
Craig Anthony (“Tony”) Arnold – Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use; Professor of Law; Affiliated Professor of Urban Planning; Chair of the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville;
Randy Carpenter – Northern Rockies Program Director, Sonoran Institute, Bozeman, Montana;
Tim Duane –Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz;
Dale Goble – Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law;
Steve Hollenhorst – Dean, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University;
Maureen Kilkenny – Senior Fellow, National Center for Food and Agricultural;
Jerrold Long – Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law;
Don McLeod – Associate Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming;
Stephen Miller – Associate Professor of Law and Director, Economic Development Clinic, University of Idaho College of Law—Boise ; Pete Nelson – Professor of Geography, Co-Head, Atwater Commons, Middlebury College;
Angie Rutherford – Planning Administrator, Teton County, Idaho;
Kathy Spitzer – Prosecutor, Teton County, Idaho;
Anna Trentadue – Program Director/Staff Attorney, Valley Advocates for Responsible Development, Driggs, Idaho;
Phil Watson – Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Idaho.