Second 2023 Warren M. Anderson Legislative Series program focuses on environmentally sustainable affordable housing

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The second program of the 2023 Warren M. Anderson Legislative Series will focus on legal and policy incentives and regulations that impact the development of environmentally sustainable affordable housing.

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School will host the virtual program, “State-Level Approaches to Environmentally Sustainable Housing,” on Wednesday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. 

The series is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required.

Continuing legal education (CLE) professional practice credit is available for attorneys who attend.

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne — currently the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law and Associate Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the incoming 19th President and Dean of Albany Law School — will moderate the panel discussion that will include:

  • Rory M. Christian, Chair and CEO of the New York State Public Service Commission and Board Member of NYSERDA
  • Casius Pealer, Associate Dean and Director of Advancement, Director of Sustainable Real Estate Development, and Shane Professor of Practice at the Tulane University School of Architecture
  • Amar Shah, Manager on the Carbon-Free Buildings team at Rocky Mountain Institute

This event follows a previous program on the Lieutenant Governor’s role in New York government that featured former New York State Governor David A. Paterson. There will also be programs in April and May.

Previous programs can be viewed at albanylaw.edu/government-law-center/warren-m-anderson-series.

The series is named in honor of Warren M. Anderson ’40 who served in the New York State Senate for 36 years, working with six governors. He was the longest-serving majority leader of the Senate, holding that position from 1973 to 1988.

Anderson was best known for working to bail out New York City from its fiscal crisis in the mid-1970s. He was also responsible for establishing the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, which helped fund the education of thousands of New York college students.