Increasing Planning Capacity in Small Towns through the Virtual Class room and Community Vistas

APA Idaho


Friday, October 13, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MDT

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This session relates to the “Plan Big” them by providing the outlines of an educational model that takes a comprehensive approach to the needs for planning education and support in the state. It shows the role of different organization in providing education to traditional students, as well as practitioners, elected and appointed officials, communities and individual residents. The session will show an innovative approach that allows students, citizens and professionals from all over the state to learn from each other, mostly without having to leave their office or home.

The session will show participants how they can access a large amount of planning experience and knowledge and what they can do to add their own knowledge and experience to the available materials.  It will ask attendees for their feedback so that they can help shape the model and provide ideas about content and delivery methods as well as opportunities and challenges of this approach.


After the session, participants will know what educational opportunities exist for them and their constituents in Idaho. They will know how to access them and how to contribute their own experiences.


Erik Kingston

Erik Kingston, PCED Erik joined the Idaho Housing and Finance Association in 1995 and oversees diverse projects, including program development, community outreach, fair housing education, as well as partnerships and planning for a range of housing, economic and community development efforts. He coordinates web projects such as, fairhousingforum ... Read More

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