Sustainable Land Use Project

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Launched in 2005 following the passage of Oregon's Measure 37, a property compensation initiative, the SLU 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.


Mary Wood

SLUP Fellows

Angela DeLuca - 3L - Sustainable Cities Initiative/ Urbanism Next Fellow

Angela DeLuca was born in the small mountain town of Quincy, California and she attended high school in Chico, California. Angela has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. At the UC Santa Cruz, Angela worked as the National Affairs Director on issues effecting access to higher education and student rights. Angela’s legal work focuses on sustainable business practices. She served as the Director of Finance for the Green Business Initiative from 2016-2017 and is currently the Executive Operations Editor of the Oregon Review of International Law. Angela spent her 1L summer interning with the Municipality of Anchorage’s Civil Division and her 2L summer interning in a business litigation firm in Los Angeles. Angela is currently externing for Vestas Wind System’s North America operation. When Angela is not studying, she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and most activities involving the outdoors. 

Dan Lawler - 3L- Bowerman Fellow 
Dan grew up in Oak Hill, Virginia, just west of Washington DC, but discovered his passion for the natural environment 4 hours southwest while at Virginia Tech. At Tech, he earned a BS in Environmental Policy and Planning, performed research for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department, and developed a deep appreciation for the role that clean water plays in human and ecosystem health.  Over the summer, Dan clerked for a non-profit environmental law center that fights for citizens’ rights to clean water and he hopes to continue supporting community and ecosystem health in the future through public interest water law. Dan loves mountain biking and hiking in his free time.



Summary Sheet

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Related Links

Sustainable Cities Initiative
Municode Library
Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals