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2/8 - Free Development Process Webinar for Public Officials

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

The planning process can be a lengthy and cumbersome process for everyone involved. Elected and appointed public officials are caught in the spotlight, charged with making sense of all the information and persuasive arguments presented to them in order to move a development forward or halt it in its tracks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some insight on the various perspectives as it relates to planning and development review? Developers say they want predictability and a clear understanding of the review process, but sometimes question the regulations. Engineers set standards to ensure public safety and add public value, but they sometimes seem excessive. Planners enforces development standards and bring all the players to the table in hopes of agreeable outcomes that benefit the community, but some say they make the process take too long. The City Manager is often brought in to negotiate while representing the welfare of the community simultaneously balancing the political interests and economic needs. Listen to all four parties and an elected public official as moderator, as they discuss their point of view, best practices and things they wish every public official knew about the development review process.

Be sure to join your peers for: Public vs Private Perspectives: The Development Process as told by a Developer, Engineer, Planner & City Manager for Public Officials

February 8, 2019 12:00 - 1:30 PM CST

1.5 CM Credits

This FREE webinar is hosted by APA's Colorado Chapter and is part of the American Planning Association (APA) Chapter Webcast Series.


The APA-IL is a member of the of the Planning Webcast Consortium which consists of APA Chapters and Divisions that produce educational webinars for the urban planning community. Members of the Consortium may view any of the webcasts for FREE! Planners that need to maintain their professional certification (AICP) may also receive professional development credits when viewing the webinars live. Upcoming FREE webinars include:

The American Planning Association - Ohio Chapter generously administers the Consortium and the schedule of webinars can be viewed on their website. Be sure to check the schedule periodically since webinars are announced throughout the year. Illinois planning officials are always welcome to register! Can't watch the live webinar? No problem! Recordings of past webinars are available via the Consortium's You Tube Channel at Pdf's of past presentations can also be found on the Ohio Chapter webpage.

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