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May 10, 2007

TONIGHT! Public Issues Forum: Equitable Use of Eminent Domain


Central Library
2nd Floor Meeting Room

7PM link

The use of eminent domain, the right of a government to appropriate private property for public use, in the New York Region has sparked debate and legal action. A tool that has long been used to obtain land for utilities, roads, and railroads, eminent domain is also used to acquire blighted land for urban "revitalization" and to spur economic development. When and how should the power of eminent domain be used? How can equitable use of eminent domain be assured?


Tom Angotti, Professor in the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

Lisa Bova-Hiatt, deputy chief in charge of condemnation in the Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department

Judd Schechtman, Urban Planner and Environmental Attorney, currently consulting for Sustainable Long Island and private clients

Posted by lumi at May 10, 2007 6:45 AM