Coordinating Progress in Multijurisdictional Planning
You'll learn about:
- How adjacent and overlapping planning areas are interdependent and benefit from coordination
- The cost benefits to taking a collaborative approach to planning in multijurisdictional areas due to efficiencies created during the planning process and understanding between entities that creates value in the long term
- Strategies for organizing and facilitating multijurisdictional planning efforts in ways that ensure that all parties have a voice in the process and feel that their interests are represented
Fragmented approaches to planning and development within different jurisdictions can make it difficult to plan holistically for the future. This has real cost implications on the communities and, over the long term, threatens to adversely impact the quality of life of the people who live and do business there. This session presents two case studies that exemplify how planers can build consensus on land use, infrastructure and economic development issues in multijurisdictional contexts: the Crossroads Area Plan in an area where three counties converge in central Ohio, and a joint comprehensive planning process for Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina.
The Crossroads Area Plan focused on planning for a roughly 1,000-acre area along the State Route 161/Post Road and Hyland Croy Road corridor that is facing significant development pressure, which is straining existing infrastructure (road, water and sewer, and stormwater). Plan Together: Put the Pieces in Place was a multi-jurisdictional planning process conducted by the City of Columbia and Richland County that led to the development of two unique plans-separate documents with unifying goals and policies-adopted by each jurisdiction in 2015. Both case studies will be used to illustrate techniques for developing a shared vision, and capitalizing on opportunities, for local and county governments and their constituencies in complex regions.
, Richland County
Confirmed SpeakerMs. Tracy Hegler is the Planning Director for the Planning and Development Services Department in Richland County, SC, which is home to the State’s capital city and a population of over 390,000. In this role, Tracy oversees the County’s zoning, land development, long range planning and neighborhood planning. Prior to that, Tracy served as a Senior Project Manager with Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc., developing designs and reports for multi-modal transportation programs. Her work centered on traditional neighborhood design principles, with development structure identified first, and then transportation solutions crafted to fit the specific, desired context. Before joining HPE, she worked with the Florida Space Authority as the Manager of Spaceport Transportation Planning and then Director of Planning and Spaceport Transportation. Here she was responsible for developing a Five Year Work Program for the state of Florida’s space-related transportation needs and assisted in coordinating with NASA/Kennedy Space Center and the USAF/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the long-range comprehensive master planning for the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in Sociology and a master’s degree from Florida State University in Urban and Regional Planning.
, Planning NEXT
Confirmed SpeakerJamie A. Greene, AIA, FAICP, is the founding Principal of PlanningNEXT, a national community planning practice. His work is focused on developing and facilitating planning processes that enable communities—leaders and general citizens alike— to think creatively about quality of place choices, considering the strong connections among emotional attachment, physical environment and economic prosperity. Planning NEXT has worked with many communities in Ohio as well as communities in 20+ states. Over the past seven years, Jamie’s firm has received top comprehensive planning awards in six different states: Pennsylvania, Hawaii, South Carolina, Ohio, Alabama and Indiana. In 2014 the firm had two projects they supported recognized for National Excellence at the Annual Meeting of the American Planning Association, including Plan Cincinnati (Daniel Burnham Award for the top comprehensive plan).
, City of Columbia
Confirmed SpeakerJohn S. Fellows is a husband, father, and an Urban Planner and Urban Designer in Columbia, SC. John began his career in Milwaukee, WI and has worked in various capacities in Cleveland, OH, Philadelphia, PA, and Milwaukee, WI metro areas prior to becoming Planning Administrator with the City of Columbia, SC. Columbia is the state’s largest city and its capital city. His interest in urban design and planning has focused on the built form of the city and the spaces within cities. His passion includes public space, the relationship of children to the urban environment, and active transportation. John’s educational background includes a BSAS in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Housing from McGill University in Montreal QC. In addition to being an AICP member, John is also an an associate member of the AIA.
Confirmed SpeakerDave Gulden, AICP serves as the Director of the Logan-Union-Champaign Regional Planning Commission where he works to achieve sustainable development for the region, while maintaining and improving the quality of life. Dave brings over 15 years of experience covering a wide cross section of planning and development consisting of roles at development corporations, a municipality, and a state agency. Dave has a degree in Urban Geography from The Ohio State University along with a graduate certificate in Real Estate Development and Finance from Cleveland State University.