Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

2018–19 Curtin Fellow

Fellowship Reciepient

Erin Lapeyrolerie

Master of City Planning candidate, UC Berkeley
Juris Doctor candidate, UC Hastings

Erin Lapeyrolerie is in the final year of her Juris Doctor (UC Hastings)/Master of City Planning (UC Berkeley) joint degree program. Prior to this, she earned a BA in economics at New College of Florida.

Erin is excited to work with planning and law experts and to independently study the alternative relationships that humans can have with the land and how our relationship with land impacts overall human health and well-being. Examples include regulations around extracting resources from the land and commodification of residential properties.

Erin hopes that the knowledge she gains and distributes through this fellowship will lead to concrete actions that she and others can take to work with communities to create healthy, stable, happy, and sustainable neighborhoods.

About the Fellowship and Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The fellow's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities, creating web resources for membership, and significant involvement in PLD's Early Career Program Committee.


Daniel J. Curtin

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

San Francisco native Daniel J. Curtin, Jr., a former member of APA; an expert on the California General Plan, planning law, and land use regulations; and retired partner and of counsel in the Walnut Creek office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, died in 2006. A well-known author, his long list of publications — frequently cited by the California Courts — includes Curtin's California Land Use and Planning Law, a preeminent treatise on California land use law, which is in its 27th edition; and Bargaining for Development: A Handbook on Development Agreements, Annexation Agreements, Land Development Conditions, Vested Rights, and the Provision of Public Facilities, with David L. Callies and Julie A. Tappendorf (Environmental Law Institute, 2003). (Source: Northern California APA website).

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