Ethics Workshop

APA Florida Chapter, Emerald Coast Section


Friday, March 11, 2016
10:30 a.m. - noon CST

Destin, FL, United States

CM | 1.50
E | 1.50

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AICP Code of Ethics




Presentation Outline: David W. Depew, PhD, AICP, LEED AP



1. Planners have ethics a. What are ethics i. Generally


ii. Historical evolution of western societal ethics


iii. Everyday application


b. General areas of responsibility for planning professionals i. Public


ii. Clients/employers


iii. Profession/colleagues


iv. Self


c. New Code i. Amended 6/1/2005


ii. Organization 1. Principles


2. Rules


3. Procedures






2. Examples a. Responsibility to the Public i. Rights of others


ii. Long Range consequences


iii. Nexus of decisions


iv. Timing


v. Clarity


vi. Accuracy


vii. Social Justice


viii. Equity 1. Access


2. Treatment




b. Responsibility to Clients/Employers


c. Responsibility to the Profession


3. Procedures a. Informal Advice


b. Formal Advice


c. Advisory Rulings


d. Charging misconduct


e. Right of Counsel


f. Responses and Investigations


g. Dismissal or Issuance of a Complaint


h. Answering a Complaint


i. Hearings and Decisions


j. Settlements and Sanctions


4. Questions and Interaction a. Hypotheticals





David Depew, AICP

Confirmed Speaker