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Monday, April 8, 2013

National Planning Conference in Chicago April 13-17

More than 5,000 planners and decision-makers from around the globe are heading to Chicago for the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Conference. Ancel Glink is participating in the conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago April 13-17.
The APA Conference offers workshops, tours, informative sessions and networking events for the planning community.  Ancel Glink Attorneys Julie Tappendorf and David Silverman will be participating in the following sessions:
-        It’s Getting Hot in Here: Taking place Sunday, April 14 from 9:45 am – 11:45 am, this session examines how different states are implementing the climate change and sustainability policies advanced by the National Environmental Policy Act. David Silverman and additional speakers will discuss how the courts are responding to the various legislative initiatives and how recent court decisions have related.
-        Career Reality – Speed-Dating for Planners: Julie Tappendorf and David Silverman will both be participating in this engaging session, which provides planning students the opportunity to chat with professionals in planning’s various fields. Students will learn about job responsibilities, required skills and career paths, while meeting and interacting with leaders in the planning field. The two-part session is taking place Sunday, April 14 from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
-        Addressing Development Entitlements: David Silverman is partaking in this informative session that details the development entitlements in subdivisions throughout the Intermountain West region of the U.S. The session explores a 4-year long study from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Sonoran Institute on the region and will culminate with the release of a final report on the study. Attendees can learn about the extent and nature of the entitlement issues and what communities can do to address and avoid issues. The session will be held Monday, April 15 from 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm.
-        Achieving Development through Community Agreement: Learn the best strategies for meeting development goals. The authors of the book "Development by Agreement: a Tool Kit for Land Developers and Local Governments," Julie Tappendorf, David Callies, and Cecily Talbert Barclay will explain how diverse stakeholders have reached agreements on affordable housing, conservation, local jobs and amenities, parks and schools without employing traditional zoning practices. Learn about the legal bases and potential pitfall at this session on Tuesday, April 16 from 7:15 am – 8:45 am.
You can learn more about the conference on the APA's website


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