Model Sustainability Ordinances

SUSTAINABILITY LAW AND PRACTICE CLASS

MODEL SUSTAINABILITY ORDINANCES FOR PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPALITIES

Sustainable development is a growing part of law practice in nearly every practice area and involves many different skills. As corporate, governmental, and nongovernmental clients embrace sustainability, they expect their attorneys to have the necessary knowledge and skills in the specific field.

In this class, which is taught by Professor John Dernbach, students draft sustainability ordinances for Pennsylvania municipalities. The proposed ordinances, along with a narrative explaining them, are set out below. We make them available to assist local governments citizens, and others in considering and enacting such ordinances.

Fall 2018

Model Sustainability Ordinances for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, and the Tri-County Planning Commission

Ordinances and Resolutions for Susquehanna Township

Fall 2017

Model Sustainability Ordinances for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

  • Parklets (by Athanasia Georgakopoulos and Jo-Anne Thompson)
  • Tiny Homes (by Jennifer Breneman and Tyler Semler)

Ordinances and Resolutions for Susquehanna Township (Fall 2017)

Fall 2016

Model Sustainability Ordinances for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

Fall 2015

Model Sustainability Ordinances for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

Fall 2014

Sustainability Ordinance Amendments for City of Harrisburg