Land Use Webinar Series: Winter/Spring 2018

This series of monthly land use webinars will present in-depth information on land use topics affecting the communities of Pennsylvania.
Land Use Webinar Series: Winter/Spring 2018 - Webinars
Language: English
Note: Fees vary based on professional credits. Click Register for more information.
$40.00

Starting at FREE

Starting at FREE

Description

When: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Wed., Mar. 14, 2018
Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
Wed., May 16, 2018
(12:00 PM - 1:15 PM)

registration deadline: May 15, 2018
11:59 p.m.

This series of monthly land use webinars will present in-depth information on land use topics affecting the communities of Pennsylvania. Fees vary based on professional credits. Click Register for more information.

Professional credits are offered through the American Planning Association.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Planning for Private Drinking Water Supplies

Private water wells and springs are vital to the rural water infrastructure in Pennsylvania, which provides drinking water to approximately three million rural residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of rural homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of their management. In the absence of state regulations and proper voluntary measures, some municipalities have attempted to fill the gap by enacting local ordinances for private water systems. This webinar will provide results from over 30 years of research and outreach at Penn State to help planners understand private drinking water supplies and available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

Wednesday, February 21, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Land Use Planning with a Changing Climate

This webinar will describe what is known about contemporary and expected climate change in Pennsylvania, how the impacts of climate on people and places in Pennsylvania are highly dependent on land use and landscapes, and the essential role of land use planning, broadly defined, for adapting climate change. It will describe concepts planners interested in addressing climate change may find useful, including the kinds of climate change information that is available. The webinar assists in determining what is and is not "actionable," and provides guidance such as decision-making considerations and paradigms that planners and other officials may find useful.

Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most

A planner is instrumental in taking all of the resources available within and helping a community to fulfill its long-term vision. This process is not easy, considering one of the community’s biggest assets is people. Not all residents feel their opinions count. Invisible but powerful forces of culture and history also motivate — or discourage — people from participating. The humanities can be a resource in overcoming these challenges and activating residents. Using the humanities, Community Heart & Soul offers practical examples and hands-on tools to successfully find, engage, and take action on what matters most to people in a community.

Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Addressing the Parking Challenge – Smart Parking Planning for Downtown Development

Parking, especially structured parking, is often a critical design, density, and financial component of downtown / urban development. Structured parking is often required to achieve the necessary development density for downtown redevelopment projects. This webinar will explore the important role that parking planning, design, and financing plays in the redevelopment of downtowns and transit oriented locations. The webinar will also outline best practices related to financing, designing, right-sizing, and developing parking to support downtown / urban development.

Wednesday, May 16, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Sign Regulations That Encourage Outstanding Design

How does your community regulate signs so they fit in with applicable design guidelines and community aesthetic desires? Jurisdictions often struggle with the regulation and administration of signs and aesthetics. This session will focus on the elements of great design for signs and zoning tools that can assist in the creation of signs that contain the elements of outstanding design. A case study will be presented on the City of Phoenix’s experience in performance based zoning to encourage the creation of designs that utilize comprehensive sign plans. A second case study will discuss the Town of Gilbert, Arizona Heritage District transformation, and how signs played a role in that transformation.

Who is this for?
  • Land owners
  • Farmers
  • Elected & appointed officials
  • Developers
  • Community members who are involved in decision-making processes regarding using or preserving natural resources

Agenda

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

12:00 pm Planning for Private Drinking Water Supplies Private water wells and springs are vital to the rural water infrastructure in Pennsylvania, which provides drinking water to approximately three million rural residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of rural homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of their management. In the absence of state regulations and proper voluntary measures, some municipalities have attempted to fill the gap by enacting local ordinances for private water systems. This webinar will provide results from over 30 years of research and outreach at Penn State to help planners understand private drinking water supplies and available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

12:00 pm Land Use Planning with a Changing Climate This webinar will describe what is known about contemporary and expected climate change in Pennsylvania, how the impacts of climate on people and places in Pennsylvania are highly dependent on land use and landscapes, and the essential role of land use planning, broadly defined, for adapting climate change. It will describe concepts planners interested in addressing climate change may find useful, including the kinds of climate change information that is available. The webinar assists in determining what is and is not "actionable," and provides guidance such as decision-making considerations and paradigms that planners and other officials may find useful.

12:00 pm Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most A planner is instrumental in taking all of the resources available within and helping a community to fulfill its long-term vision. This process is not easy, considering one of the community’s biggest assets is people. Not all residents feel their opinions count. Invisible but powerful forces of culture and history also motivate — or discourage — people from participating. The humanities can be a resource in overcoming these challenges and activating residents. Using the humanities, Community Heart & Soul offers practical examples and hands-on tools to successfully find, engage, and take action on what matters most to people in a community.

12:00 pm Addressing the Parking Challenge – Smart Parking Planning for Downtown Development Parking, especially structured parking, is often a critical design, density, and financial component of downtown / urban development. Structured parking is often required to achieve the necessary development density for downtown redevelopment projects. This webinar will explore the important role that parking planning, design, and financing plays in the redevelopment of downtowns and transit oriented locations. The webinar will also outline best practices related to financing, designing, right-sizing, and developing parking to support downtown / urban development.

12:00 pm Sign Regulations That Encourage Outstanding Design How does your community regulate signs so they fit in with applicable design guidelines and community aesthetic desires? Jurisdictions often struggle with the regulation and administration of signs and aesthetics. This session will focus on the elements of great design for signs and zoning tools that can assist in the creation of signs that contain the elements of outstanding design. A case study will be presented on the City of Phoenix’s experience in performance based zoning to encourage the creation of designs that utilize comprehensive sign plans. A second case study will discuss the Town of Gilbert, Arizona Heritage District transformation, and how signs played a role in that transformation.

Instructors

Water wells, springs and cisterns Pond management Watershed management Water conservation Shale gas drilling and water Acid deposition

More by Bryan Swistock 

Community and Economic Development Community and Landowner Opportunities and Challenges of Unconventional Shale Development Community and Citizen Engagement Strategic Visioning Meeting Facilitation Land Use Planning/Decision-Making Community/Commercial District Revitalization Local Governance Issues, Specifically Intergovernmental and Inter-Community Collaboration Non-Profit Formation, Function, and Management
Community and Land Use Planning Strategic Planning Community Visioning Grant Writing Facilitation Local Government

More by Neal Fogle 

Land Use Planning Grant-writing Strategic Planning Volunteer Management Facilitation Local Government Private Water Systems Ponds & Lake Management

More by Peter Wulfhorst, AICP 

Todd Helmer

R. Mimi Iijima

Catherine Lorbeer

Zachary Norwood

Andrew Sheaf

Leanne Tingay

James Zullo

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