Design Review for Officials

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$60.00


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How would you describe your community — and how do you plan to keep it that way? As the pace of change quickens, communities face a bigger challenge in defining and maintaining their character. Will more regulation help, or will voluntary guidelines work? What legal considerations shape the design review process? This presentation will help you understand your role in supporting good planning that defines and achieves your community's goals.

Co-sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Group Viewing: Training products for planning commissioners and the public may be used for group viewing.

This is a commission and board training product.


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About the Speakers

Friederike Mittner
Friederike Mittner, AICP, is the City Historic Preservation Planner and CLG coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach overseeing more than 5,000 cultural resources. Ms. Mittner has worked on the resurvey of the City’s existing historic districts, designation of new districts and sites on both the local and National Register’s, completed Section 106 reviews and coordinated the regulations for building size, scale, and mass within the City's historic neighborhoods. This process included an intensive public outreach component. She was responsible for the application and designation of the City by the White House as a Preserve America Community. Ms. Mittner is also a member of the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, which is responsible for the cultural resources in unincorporated Palm Beach County. On a broader level, Ms. Mittner is the Vice-President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and a trainer with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Florida with a historic preservation track. She meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards in Architectural History. Ms. Mittner has over 20 years of planning, preservation and construction experience. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Planning Association (APA), National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC), the National and Florida Trust’s for Historic Preservation. She enjoys working with property owners, clients and developers to achieve viable preservation projects for both commercial and residential uses.

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Nore Winter
Nore Winter, principal and owner of Winter & Company in Boulder, Colorado, is an urban designer and planner with extensive experience consulting nationwide. He focuses on design strategies that promote distinctive characteristics of individual communities and neighborhoods while enhancing economic vitality, sustainability and heritage conservation. He has developed design guidelines and context-sensitive zoning standards for more than 100 communities across the nation, including Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Memphis, Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, Raleigh and Salt Lake City and he recently consulted with Montgomery County, Maryland on implementing a "Design Excellence Program." He is currently on the team developing the new zoning code for Los Angeles, where his focus is on compatible infill in all of the city's residential zone districts. Noré has received awards for “Contributions to the Built Environment” from the Colorado and Western Regional divisions of the AIA. He is frequently a featured speaker at conferences and conventions, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Planning Association and statewide preservation organizations. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Tulane University and a Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design from UCLA.

Carolyn Torma
As the Director of Education and Citizen Engagement for the American Planning Association, Carolyn Torma develops education that leads the profession of planning and provides fundamentals on best practices. Education areas include youth engagement and training for planning commissioners and officials. She edits the publication, "The Commissioner". She serves as the director for the National Planning Conference education program working with an array of work groups. Other programs include the annual webinar series on varied topics such as "Planning Law Review" and the live conference webcasts such as "Negotiation Skills for Planners." The APA education program works with many partners to deliver programs as live workshops, on demand programs, articles, and webinars. Previously, she worked in historic preservation in Michigan, Kentucky, and South Dakota. Responsibilities included developing the state preservation plan, creating the "Architecture and Community History" course, and overseeing survey, folk arts, historical archaeology, and designation. Her published articles focus on ethnic architecture and the architecture of work. She was a Bush Leadership Fellow in urban affairs and public policy at the University of Delaware. She holds a master's degree from Emory University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.