Planners from every generation have different perspectives to contribute. From the historical viewpoint of APA Planner Emeritus Network (PEN) members, to the mile-a-minute technical innovations and insight younger generations have to offer. This inaugural joint collaboration between PEN and the Sacramento Valley Section will bring insight of what's changed in planning over the course of 30 years or more, to the challenges facing a new generation of planners. Whether it's politics, technology, water, transportation, climate change, infill, or mixed-use, this cross-generational roundtable panel will share stories and experiences that will address today and tomorrow's planning challenges. There will be plenty of time for audience questions and participation, including breakout group discussions.
Matt Braughton is a multimodal transportation planner for Kittelson and Associates, Inc. Matt works with local, regional, and agencies to encourage and create sustainable transportation systems that support communities’ goals and improve their quality of life. Matt’s work focuses on long-range transportation planning, active transportation, performance measurement, and safety ... Read More
Antero Rivasplata, AICP
Terry Rivasplata is a CEQA and NEPA specialist at ICF. He manages the preparation of CEQA EIRs and Negative Declarations for urban and rural projects, and provides strategic CEQA advice on projects within the company. Terry is also a popular CEQA instructor with the University of California Davis Extension.
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J. Laurence Mintier, FAICP
Janet Ruggiero, FAICP
Janet Ruggiero, a native Californian, received a BS in Social Sciences from the Santa Clara University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University. She has worked for Yolo County, the City of Mountain View and as Community Development Director for the City of Woodland ... Read More
Kacey Lizon is the land use planning manager for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. Her experience includes project management, policy development and implementation, scenario planning, land use planning and forecasting, public outreach, environmental review and impact analysis, regional housing needs planning, and data development and analysis. Kacey oversees SACOG ... Read More
Emily Hyland is an Assistant Planner for the County of Sacramento. Here she is part of the current planning team and acts as the lead planner and environmental analyst for various types of development projects needing County approval. Prior to working for Sacramento County, Emily worked as an Environmental Scientist ... Read More