G2. The Implementable Comprehensive Plan Revisited

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

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Born at the 2011 APA PA Conference, the Implementable Comprehensive Plan is “learning to
walk.” An Implementable Plan promotes focus on real community issues instead of the MPC
template, a results-oriented and engaged process instead of the writing of a big book, and
creation of capacity to implement instead of hoping for action after the plan is done. The
session will revisit the five keys for an Implementable Plan. It will address misconceptions that
an Implementable Plan is not a “true” comprehensive plan. Presenters will talk about “aha!”
moments in an Implementable Comprehensive Plan they are assisting in the City of Jeannette.


Jim Pashek, RLA, LEED GA

"Jim Pashek is CEO of Pashek Associates, a community planning and landscape architectural firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm was established in 1986. Jim obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Penn State University and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Pittsburgh. He ... Read More

Denny Puko

Denny Puko manages planning services and the Municipal Assistance Program for the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Since joining DCED in 2004 he has helped upwards of 100 local planning efforts and undertaken policy projects like the State Land Use and Growth Management Report and the Local Permitting ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com