What Did We Learn in New York?

APA North Carolina Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. EDT

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We learned so much in NYC! This session is a chance for 5 AICP planners to describe what they heard and saw being presented at the Annual Planning Conference. A chance for those not able to get up to New York to hear what is hot and trending.

This National APA Planning Conference in May, 2017 was extraordinary. 6,000 planners in attendance, many from North Carolina. The program offered many choices, most of which focused on new and emerging information, current trends, and changing circumstances that affect the practice of planning.  This Greenville session is an opportunity to hear from planners who were there, about the ideas and approaches and legal issues that are currently facing communities across the country. For NC planners who where not able to make it to New York for this year's conference, this session represents a great opportunity to hear about the topics currently under discussion. Among the topics that will be presented in this session: Sign Regulations post Reed; Approaches to managing the emergence of driverless cars; Opportunities and legal constraints surrounding the proliferation of drone technologies; What the changing national demographics mean for planning initiatives; The transformation of suburban communities into SUBurban communities; What to expect in the growth of digital communication. The seven planners who will be participating in this roundtable include: Moderator J.B. Cupepper of TC-2, LLC (former Planning Director of Chapel Hill); Roger Waldon of Clarion Associates; Kenneth Bowers, Raleigh Planning Director; John Morck, Wilson Planning Director; Leigh Anne King, Clarion Associates; and Erin Musiol from Rock Hill, SC (former APA staff member), and Glenn Harbeck Director of Planning, Development, and Transportation for the City of Wilmington. The moderator will manage the roundtable discussion, and then open up the session for contributions from the audience (other planners asked about key takeaways from New York) and questions.


Erin Musiol, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Erin currently leads the Long Range Planning Division at the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Prior to joining Rock Hill, Erin was a Senior Research Associate with the American Planning Association in Washington DC and a Research Analyst with Kimley-Horn out of their Charlotte office. Read More

Roger Waldon, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Roger Waldon is a Senior Consultant with Clarion Associates, based in the North Carolina office. Mr. Waldon served as Planning Director for the Town of Chapel Hill for 21 years, directing the Town’s comprehensive planning and growth management functions. His work has emphasized neighborhood conservation and growth management, including ... Read More

J. B. Culpepper, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

J.B. Culpepper is a consulting planner with TC-2, LLC in Chapel Hill, NC. J.B. has both city and county government experience with 9 years as Planning Director for Chapel Hill, NC. She holds a B.A. in Urban Affairs and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from ... Read More

John Morck, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Morck is Manager of the Planning & Community Development Division for the City of Wilson, NC which is responsible for Wilson’s long range planning program. John has been a professional planner for 30 years. His background includes service at the municipal, county, regional and state levels of government specializing ... Read More

Kenneth Bowers, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ken Bowers joined the City of Raleigh, NC as Deputy Planning Director in 2006, was named Interim Director of Planning and Development in April 2014, and was named Planning Director in January 2015. During his tenure with Raleigh he has overseen the preparation and adoption of a new 2030 Comprehensive ... Read More

Leigh Anne King, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Leigh Anne King, AICP, LEED AP, is a Principal in Clarion’s North Carolina office. She leads the planning practice to develop sustainable land use plans, growth management plans, neighborhood plans, affordable housing implementation programs and ordinances for clients throughout the Southeast and nationally. Her primary focus is on developing ... Read More

Contact Info

Benjamin Howell, bhowell@townofmorrisville.org