Land Use Planning to Support Economic Development
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Monday, December 31, 2018, 2:23 p.m. CST
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This course provides a general understanding of macro-level socio-economic trends, along with related business and industry trends, likely to influence economic development plans and associated land use policies over the next 20 years. By the end of this course, you will understand how land-use policies (e.g., comprehensive and master plans) can further or hinder economic development activity, why it's more important to focus on regional and national trends rather than local trends, and how land-use policies not grounded in local and regional market reality will, eventually, undermine the fiscal and economic climate of a locality.
Todd Poole is president, founder, and managing principal of 4ward Planning Inc., with over 26 years of economic development experience, both as a private sector consultant and public sector practitioner. Specifically, Todd has extensive experience in the following areas: comprehensive and master planning, transit-oriented development, economic and fiscal impact analysis, regional transportation planning, redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization, park and trail revenue analysis, adaptive reuse, and development advisory. This project work has covered locations throughout the eastern seaboard and into the mid-west. Prior to entering private consulting, Todd served in the public sector at various levels of government, including deputy policy director to the Governor of New Jersey, where he oversaw statewide housing and economic development policy. Todd began his career as an economic development practitioner and worked in several small- and medium-sized communities throughout New Jersey. His hands-on experience has included developing small business loan programs utilizing CDBG funding; creation of employment training and job access programs; industrial land sales and development; and administration of business retention and recruitment programs. Todd holds a Master of Public Administration (focus in finance) and B.A. in political science and economics from Rutgers University. He is also certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) by the National Development Council. Todd is a member of the American Planning Association and past member of Urban Land Institute.