Lessons to be Learned: How the Courts Handle Planning Issues

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, October 19, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT

CM | 1.50
L | 1.50

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The presenters are both planners and attorneys, and individually represent the public and private sides of the planning equation. Thus, each brings, perhaps, a slightly different perspective to the facts, issues, handling of applications, and the court decisions. The key to this session is not to overwhelm attendees with the minutiae of legal process, but to focus on the salient practice points that led to the litigation and what the key elements of the decision are important to everyday planning practice, regulation and implementation efforts.

Session Objectives:
1. Knowledge of new cases in federal and state courts.
2. How planners can use these decisions to improve their regulations and daily practice.
3. Understanding current trends by litigants, courts, and planning ideas.


Bill Dahlstrom

Bill Dahlstrom combines the practical knowledge learned as a professional land planner with his legal training to provide a most unique approach to land use matters. He focuses his practice on all areas of land use and incorporates a planning problem solving process in land use and land development issues ... Read More

Kim Mickelson

Kim is the Senior Ass't City Attorney for Planning and Development at the City of Houston. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the immediate past president of the Texas Chapter of APA, a member of the APA Legislative and Policy Council, the Chapter President ... Read More

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Barbara Holly, rholly@spamarrest.com