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.
Invited SpeakerDenise M. Harris, AICP works for the Planning and Community Development Department for the Town of Warrenton in Virginia. Currently, Denise is also the Region II AICP Commissioner and serves as chair of the AICP Ethics Committee. With over 20 years of experience in professional planning, Denise has worked for jurisdictions in Virginia and Colorado, as well as a national consultant for multi-modal transportation. Previously, Denise has held several offices within the APA leadership, including serving as President of the APA-Virginia Chapter from 2004-2008. She has received several awards for her contributions to professional planning. Denise was raised in an original New Town of Reston, Virginia and obtained her Masters of Environmental and Urban Planning from the University of Virginia.
Confirmed SpeakerCurrent: APA/AICP Ethics Officer. Began career as newspaper reporter, before becoming professional planner in 1977. Experience includes: Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, Planning magazine, Camiros Ltd., American Farmland Trust, Chicago Department of Planning, Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and Landmarks Illinois. Instructor, preservation planning graduate courses: University of Illinois-Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999-present). Bachelors degree: Environmental Design (Texas A&M Univ); Masters degree: Preservation Planning (Univ of Illinois-Urbana). Member: AICP's College of Fellows (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.