Putting Plans Together and Planning for Water

APA Oklahoma Chapter


Tuesday, September 27, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. CDT

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This two-part session will focus on the importance of long-range comprehensive planning in Oklahoma municipalities. The first half of the session will be a panel discussion with city staffs about their experiences in the comprehensive planning process from RFP/RFQ through implementation of a final plan. The second half of the session will focus on including water resources in the planning process. Water planning is critical in developing sustainable communities.  Water planners will discuss water-related challenges municipalities have faced and will discuss why and how this emerging topic in planning is so important for Oklahoma and the region. From these discussions, attendees will learn about:
· the processes and importance of comprehensive planning;
· examples of comprehensive planning in different size cities;
· how existing comprehensive planning lends itself to water planning and what elements are missing;
· the many ways water shortages occur in municipalities;
· case studies of how municipalities have responded proactively and reactively to water challenges; and
· how local water planning plays a role in regional and statewide plans.



Anais Starr, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Anais Starr, AICP Planner II City of Norman, Oklahoma Anaïs Starr graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in Geography and in 2000 with a M.A. in Regional and City Planning both from the University of Oklahoma. She currently holds a position at the City of Norman as a ... Read More

Daniel Harrison, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Daniel Harrison is a Project Manager and Senior Urban Planner with Freese and Nichols, Inc. He specializes in both long-range planning and current planning for municipalities and counties. His work focuses on comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision regulations, land use and population projections for clients in Texas and Oklahoma. Read More

Tom Gooch

Confirmed Speaker


William Denson

Confirmed Speaker