Eric Damian Kelly
Eric Damian Kelly is a lawyer and planner with more than 35 years of experience working with local governments on issues in planning and land-use regulation. He holds Juris Doctor and Master of City Planning degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from The Union Institute. He is a Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University. Since 1995, he has served as General Editor of Matthew Bender’s 10-volume treatise, Zoning and Land Use Controls. He is the author of two books, seven Planning Advisory Service Reports and multiple articles and book chapters. He has consulted with more than 150 local governments in more than 35 states. Much of the focus of his more recent practice has been on the intersection of land-use controls and the First Amendment. Eric is a past president of the American Planning Association and was named to the first class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 1999. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Colorado.