Hot Planning Topics for Planning Commissioners


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Certification Maintenance


CM | 1.25

You'll learn about:

  • Topics that are current or emerging in the planning field

  • How communities are addressing these emerging latest issues

  • How to keep your understanding of planning and community development up to date

Effective planning requires a strategic look at past and present trends in a way that helps offer reasonable predictions of future growth patterns. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, this task can be daunting.

What are the hot topics and current trends in the profession that influence your work as a planning commissioner? This session will look to address a series of topics, including housing and affordability, climate change, hazards, new methods of public facilitation and participation, recent legal developments, new approaches to zoning, and economic development. Planning commissioners and planners will present this session.