"Land Use" seminar series helps professionals navigate laws and codes

"Land Use" seminar series helps professionals navigate laws and codes
February 7, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

As open land becomes more scarce and planned developments come under greater scrutiny, it is more important than ever for individuals and professionals to understand the many laws and codes governing land use. The “Land Use” seminar series, offered by the Office of Professional Development at Benedictine University’s Moser Center for Adults and Professional Studies, is designed to help individuals, municipal officials, corporations, developers, conservationists and real estate professionals navigate the many laws and codes governing land use. This six-week course is taught by Donna J. Pugh, a partner in the law firm of Foley & Lardner and past chair of the Land Use Committee for the American Bar Association. The “Land Use” seminar series will teach students how to gain variations to allow a proposed development, the rules governing subdivisions and annexation, the ins and outs of administrative relief and administrative adjustments, how to obtain “Part II” site plan or other planned development approvals, and other important development tools. The “Land Use” seminar will be conducted from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 and 17. The tuition for the six-week program is $550. For more information about this program or to register, call the Professional Development Programs office at (630) 829-6125, e-mail professionaldevelopment@ben.edu or visit the web site at www.ben.edu/programs/prof_dev/index.asp.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.