Summary of recent planning-related federal and Upper-Midwest court cases and legislation

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Thursday, February 4, 2016
8:42 a.m. - 8:42 a.m. CST

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This session will provide a very timely and informative overview of the recent court cases and legislative developments for the past year related to the upper Midwest (primarily Wisconsin) including the significant United States Supreme Court decisions affecting planning. It will also provide an up to minute update about recent acts passed by the Wisconsin legislature and pending legislative proposals related to planning. 

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Gary Taylor

Invited Speaker

Gary Taylor, JD, AICP Interim Director, Community & Economic Development Program, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Community & Regional Planning Iowa State University Gary Taylor is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Community & Regional Planning at Iowa State University. He also holds a faculty affiliation with the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture at ISU. Gary is currently serving as Interim Director of the Community and Economic Development unit of ISU Extension and Outreach. He publishes, conducts workshops and provides technical assistance to citizens and government officials in a variety of subject areas including land use and local government law, land use planning, and intergovernmental relations. Prior to joining ISU Mr. Taylor was an Extension Local Government Specialist with Michigan State University, and an attorney and planning consultant for firms in Oregon and Washington. Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University.

Brian Ohm

Invited Speaker

Brian Ohm is a professor in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a planning law specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He is an attorney and has written numerous publications on various planning law topics and is a frequent presenter on planning law topics at seminars and conferences.