This webinar will discuss the central role of comprehensive plans in creating sustainable communities and share a set of best practices and experiences with planning at the local level. Drawing from APA’s recent PAS report, “Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans,” David Rouse, Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services with APA, will discuss the four years of research that led to this latest publication. He will also give an overview of the report, which defines the comprehensive plan standards for sustaining places, provides a collection of best practices, presents a process for applying the standards, and explores trends affecting the practice of comprehensive planning. Joining David are Patrice Carroll, Senior Planner for the City of Seattle, and Matthew Dugan, Development Services Process Coordinator for the City of Austin. As representatives from communities who helped to develop and test the Sustaining Places comprehensive plan standards and scoring system, they will share their experiences and lessons learned.
CM Credits Pending