Purposeful Strategic Thinking: Surviving and Thriving in a Charged Political Climate (California Planning Roundtable Session) - Part B

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT

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In a lively fast-pace setting, this two-part interactive workshop explores strategies for effective community planning in a challenging political setting. Participants will apply techniques to anticipate and respond to community opposition. Best practices and success stories will be offered. Part A discusses strategies for facilitating a balanced and inclusive decision-making process using an innovative policy plan as a case study. Part B focuses on effective implementation strategies using a complex development project as a case study.


Marc Roberts

Marc has worked for the City of Livermore since 1987, first as a planner, twelve years as Community Development Director, and currently as the City Manager. Marc is a member of the California Planning Roundtable and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Davis and a ... Read More

Janet Ruggiero, FAICP

Janet Ruggiero, FAICP has worked for Yolo County, the City of Woodland, and the City of Mountain View. She retired from the City of Citrus Heights after 10 years as the Community Development Director. She has served as District VI Board Member to the National American Planning Association, as President ... Read More

Brooke Peterson, AICP

Brooke Peterson is an Associate Principal with PlaceWorks and leads their San Diego regional practice. Brooke has extensive planning experience managing planning and development projects throughout Southern California. She is particularly strong in leading teams on complex and controversial projects. She previously worked in urban and environmental planning at ICF ... Read More

Kacey Lizon

Kacey Lizon is the planning manager for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. She oversees SACOG’s long-range planning and livability efforts, including the regional transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy, and implementation of its Blueprint growth strategy. Kacey is a member of the California Planning Roundtable. She earned her ... Read More

Hanson Hom, AICP

Hanson was formerly the Assistant City Manager for the City of Sunnyvale where he oversaw downtown redevelopment. He has sixteen years of experience as Community Development Director with Sunnyvale and San Leandro supervising the planning, housing and building divisions. He is currently the VP for Conference for APA California and ... Read More

Liz Falletta

Liz Falletta teaches architectural and urban design at USC. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching design across disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her courses focus on design as an interdisciplinary activity and explore how the intersecting values of architecture, planning and development can inform the design ... Read More

Contact Info

Hanson Hom, hansonapa@gmail.com