Annual Ethics Training: When the World Turned Upside Down

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT

Irvine, CA, United States

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In a time of new challenges and changing roles, early patriots during the colonial era found a way to serve their country and themselves.  Today, planners are encountering similar challenges in the face of a federal budget proposal that, as the APA President describes it, “fails to meet the needs of the nation’s communities.” Taking Benjamin Franklin as an example, we will consider several pivotal moments in his life as illuminated by correspondence and then compare his choices to the AICP Code of Ethics.  Would Franklin have been judged ethical by the standards of the planner’s Code?  Drawing parallels from the controversy and turmoil of the American Revolution to the policies of today’s new administration, planners will apply the Code to a hypothetical professional assignment dealing with gentrification. As part of the discussion, we will ask ourselves, “What would Franklin do?”



Carol Barrett, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Current employment Senior Associate Zucker Systerms Last Employment Assistant Director for Land Use, Burbank, CA October, 2012 through December, 2016. Author • Planetizen Blogger on Ethics • “Planning for Social Justice in California: Observations from a Planner,” pp. 31-38, in Carolina Planning Journal, Vol. 38, 2013. • Chapter on Ethics in Planning for ... Read More

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