Sustainable Land Use Project

Launched in 2005 following the passage of Oregon's Measure 37, a property compensation initiative, the Sustainable Land Use Project addresses legal issues surrounding how we choose to develop, or not to develop, lands within our communities. Fellows evaluate land use laws, theories, and practices to ensure sustainable development.

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SLUP Fellows

Ariana Buchanan - 2L - Bowerman Fellow

A Eugene native, Ariana grew up in her mom's bike trailer listening to NPR. She cultivated an enthusiasm for city planning running and biking through Eugene's expansive park network, which lead her to Portland State University, where she received a B.S. in Urban & Public Affairs, summa cum laude. She has spent considerable time in German-speaking Europe, where she grew an affinity for innovative and effective mass transit. Ariana found herself back in Eugene at the opportunity to earn both a law degree and a master's degree in community and regional planning. Ariana is particularly interested in the intersection of land use, urbanism, and public policy.

Benjamin Harder - 2L- Bowerman Fellow 

Ben is an Ohio native and lived in central Ohio until moving to Oregon to pursue environmental law.  He studied at Denison University where he graduated with a B.A. in environmental studies and political science and a minor in German. He also played DIII football there.  Land-use and sustainable community development are central to Ben’s world-view, which is inspired from his time living in Freiburg, Germany.  This passion has further developed through being a legal extern for the League of Oregon Cities.  He hopes to use his legal degree to help foster a society that values community, nature, and political awareness.

Anthony Jannelli - 2L- Bowerman Fellow 

Anthony was born and raised in Oregon and has spent the majority of his adult life as a resident of Oregon. Born in rural Douglas County and raised in Eugene, Anthony developed an appreciation for the natural world at a young age. He moved north to attend Portland State University where he majored in Political Science and minored in Legal Studies. During his undergraduate tenure at Portland State University, Anthony studied the intersection law, policy, and environmentalism. His studies included resource, land and waste management, food ethics, and climate change. Anthony is currently a second-year law student at the University of Oregon School of Law and has worked on the Sustainable Land Use Project since June of 2020. His work with SLUP includes research involving the implementation of House Bill 2001 in Oregon locales, research involving floodplain management by local governments in Oregon, and research involving natural hazard mitigation techniques through the lens of land use law.

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