2018 Citizen Planner Advanced Academy

The Return on Investments in Your Community: Planning for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Land Uses)

June 7, 2018 - Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

Creating and sustaining high-quality communities requires responsible land use policies and careful decision making. Many popular projects consume resources while other developments generate tax revenue but might be less desirable. Whether it’s placemaking, the sharing economy, renewable energy systems, medical marijuana facilities, or other hot topics, local leaders must understand what their community wants, who pays for it, and how it impacts the municipality. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from land use experts when the Citizen Planner Advanced Academy returns in 2018!

Master Citizen Planners will earn 6 hours of continuing education - enough for all of 2018!

Registration coming soon!

Tentative Agenda:

9am - Registration

10am - Welcome

10:15 - Morning Expert Panel - Perspectives from the Developer’s Side of the Table

12pm - Lunch with Case Law and Legislative Update - Mark Wyckoff (retired)

1pm - Session 1 - It’s Not Just About the Money - Revenues, Costs, and Other Community Considerations

2:15pm - Break

2:30pm - Session 2 - Community Engagement on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Getting to the NIMBY’s and BANANA’s

3:45pm - Closing

4:15pm - Depart