Ethics Case of the Year

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
CM | 1.50
E | 1.50
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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.


  1. To fulfill the biennial requirements for a professional (AICP) planner's required ethics training.
  2. To provide a basic review of the "Code of Ethics" and the "Ethical Principles" for Appointed and Elected Officials.


Denise Harris , AICP , Town of Warrenton , Warrenton , VA
James Peters , FAICP , American Planning Association , Chicago , IL (see bio)
Lee Brown , FAICP , Teska Associates, Inc. , Evanston , IL (see bio)