Planning and the Opioid Epidemic

American Planning Association


Sunday, April 1, 2018, midnight
Thursday, December 31, 2020, 11 p.m. CST

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In 2018, APA’s Planning and Community Health Center and Healthy Communities Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars to explore the intersection of planning and the opioid epidemic.  Designed to share local experiences and national resources, the series is also meant to launch a network of members and peer professionals working to understand the crisis and our roles in it.

The third session, Planning and the Opioid Epidemic, will look at how planners can play a role in fighting the opioid crisis. You will learn more about Trauma Informed approach to Community Development. It involves building community resilience to curb issues such as opioid crisis. You will also learn more about legal issues involved in zoning for community residences including recovery residences and sober living homes.

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Jamie Granger

Jamie Granger is an Associate at Interface-Studio, an urban planning and design practice based in Philadelphia. In this position, he has worked on a variety of plans including the Detroit Future City, Downtown Plans for Grand Rapids MI and Atlanta GA, and an Eco-Innovation Plan for Pittsburgh. Jamie is also a second-year City Planning studio instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent work includes a Community Plan for the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia. Kensington’s long-standing problems of poverty, unemployment, disinvestment, and violence have contributed to it becoming the epicenter of the opioid crisis in the city. The plan sought to address the neighborhoods multidimensional challenges from a community health perspective. Jamie received his Masters of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Urban Studies and Economics from Brown University.

Daniel Lauber

Daniel Lauber, AICP, pioneered the use of spacing distances between group homes allowed as of right in PAS Report No. 300. Both a planner and fair housing/zoning attorney, he has written state-of-the-art zoning provisions for community residences for people with disabilities for dozens of cities across the country including the recent ordinances spurred by an influx of recovery residences in Delray Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona and is currently working on zoning amendments in other cities in Florida and Arizona. He's the author of the model zoning guidelines for group homes issued by the American Planning Association and American Bar Association and has served as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice as well as for many group home operators.