Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2017

APA Connecticut Chapter


Friday, June 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

Hartford, CT, United States

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This program is CCAPA's annual review of legislative initiatives and issues from this year's session of the CT General Assembly, discussion of current "hot topics" of concern and a session on ethics, designed to fulfill the law and ethics requirements as well as meet the CM standards for training.  The ethics session will explore issues planners face dealing with the public, commissions and elected officials and consider appropriate responses base on the AICP Code of Ethics.


Planners will also learn about environmental and other issues CT municipalities are now addressing in the face of climate adaptation.  Planners will learn about the City of Hartford’s new Form-Based Code and how the capital city is addressing sustainability issues.


Charles Andres

Charles R. Andres is an attorney at LeClairRyan in New Haven, Connecticut. His practice focuses on land use, municipal law, landlord-tenant, and litigation matters. He has represented municipal planning and zoning commissions, inland wetlands commissions, and zoning boards of appeals throughout the state. He has appeared before local land use ... Read More

Eric Lindquist

Eric Lindquist is an Environmental Analyst in the State Office of Policy and Management (OPM). He is part of a team of four that coordinates the development and implementation of the State Plan of Conservation and Development, and in particular he oversees the development of the Plan’s Locational Guide ... Read More

John Guszkowski

John Guszkowski, AICP is the Director of Planning Services at CME Associates. He has over 14 years of experience as a planner. He has served as Town Planner for the Towns of Thompson and Woodstock, CT and consulting planner for the Town of Essex. He also acted as primary researcher ... Read More

Hiram Peck, AICP

As a professional AICP certified planner for over 25 years, Hiram has worked with municipalities, the federal government/USDA, regional planning agencies, and private clients. His focus has always been on the land and man’s optimal relation to it. As Director of Planning in Avon since 2015, Hiram has ... Read More

Michael Piscitelli, AICP

Michael Piscitelli, AICP, is the Deputy Economic Development Administrator for the City of New Haven and the current President of the Connecticut Chapter of APA. Mr. Piscitelli previously served as New Haven's Comprehensive Planner in the City Plan Department and the first Director of New Haven's Transportation, Traffic ... Read More

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