Planning for Industrial Uses: Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Industrial Land Uses with Non-Industrial uses

APA Missouri Chapter


Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:15 p.m. CDT

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In the early Twentieth Century, industry typically concentrated at the core of our cities to take advantage of nearby water and rail transportation and workers.  With the adoption of Euclidean zoning and greater reliance on road transportation, industrial uses were, and continue to be, sited outside or at the edges of cities and apart from other uses.  However, when industrial uses are too far from urban services and population, it becomes difficult or infeasible to serve them with utilities, transit, and other infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.  Topeka's case study exemplifies the inherent balancing of land use planning and zoning conflicts on low density residential uses with the benefits of siting an industrial food manufacturing plant closer to the existing urban service area.  Wichita's case study will focus on the challenges of infill industrial development in an urban renewal area in close proximity to residential areas with low income and high-unemployment.


Scott Knebel, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Scott Knebel, AICP Planning Manager Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department Scott is a certified planner and serves as Planning Manager responsible for the department's administrative, advanced planning, downtown planning, and architectural/site plan review functions. With almost 25 years experience, Scott has also been involved with or led ... Read More

Susan Duffy

Confirmed Speaker

Susan Duffy, General Manager of the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority since 2012. Prior to coming to Topeka Metro, Duffy served in several senior management positions in Kansas state government. including Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Kansas Corporation Commission; Fiscal Controller and Director of Research for the Kansas ... Read More

Bill Fiander

Confirmed Speaker

Served as Planning Director for City of Topeka from 2012 to 2018. Served as Deputy Planning Director for City of Topeka from 2003 to 2012. Expertise in planning management, land use planning, growth management, and neighborhood planning. Also previously worked as a planner for the City of Richmond (VA) and ... Read More

Annie Driver, AICP

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Annie Driver, AICP, Current Planner: Annie has been employed as a city planner with the City of Topeka from 2005 to 2018. She has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor's in Geography from the University of Nebraska with minor in ... Read More

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