Ethics Case of the Year
You'll learn about:
A range of ethical scenarios, useful for both public and private planners, based on the most challenging ones received by the AICP Ethics Committee during the previous year
The ethical obligations of the "Code of Ethics," as well as the "Ethical Principles" for non-professional planners, including elected and appointed officials and board members.
The types of ethical issues most commonly faced by planners and public officials.
To provide an opportunity for audience members to respond to specific questions raised by these common ethical scenarios.
A presentation of the 2016-17 "Ethics Case of the Year" by members of AICP's Ethics Committee, which created the case for use in continuing education for ethics training. This year's Case of the Year includes real-life case studies, drawn from those reviewed by the committee during the previous year. Following a brief introduction of recent news regarding planning ethics, the panelists will review up to eight distinctive ethical scenarios, posing questions for the audience to answer, and discussing the issues that are raised.
- To fulfill the biennial requirements for a professional (AICP) planner's required ethics training.
- To provide a basic review of the "Code of Ethics" and the "Ethical Principles" for Appointed and Elected Officials.
, Town of Warrenton
, American Planning Association
Confirmed SpeakerJIM PETERS, FAICP Peters is APA’s Ethics Officer, having been appointed by the AICP Commission in May 2015. He has more than 30 years experience as a professional planner, including at the American Farmland Trust, Camiros Ltd., the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Illinois, the Planning Accreditation Board, and Planning magazine. He is an adjunct instructor in the urban planning program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and in the historic preservation program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has a master’s degree in preservation planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University. He was elected a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2014.
, Teska Associates, Inc.
Confirmed SpeakerLee M. Brown, FAICP Lee Brown is a Past President of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a Fellow of AICP, with more than 35 years of professional planning experience. He is President of Teska Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that provides urban planning and landscape architecture services throughout the Midwest and in the Mid-Atlantic. He has led the preparation of comprehensive plans, business district revitalization plans, neighborhood plans, corridor plans, and special area redevelopment plans in more than 100 communities. Along with his day (and night) job, he is active in APA, having served as the Illinois Chapter President, and on the AICP Commission; since 2000 he has been a Site Visitor for the Planning Accreditation Board, has championed AICP’s Community Planning Assistance Program, the Commission’s Core Competencies Initiative, and the comprehensive Exam revision. Lee’s undergraduate degree in Urban Planning is from the University of Illinois, and his graduate degree in urban planning is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.