Community Planning Assistance Teams Make Impact

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • The opportunity that exists for communities to benefit from the Community Planning Assistance Team program
  • The experiences of four communities that utilized Community Planning Assistance Teams to address specific revitalization needs
  • Insights on whether a Community Planning Assistance Team may be able to help address the needs of various communities and how to best utilize Community Planning Assistance Teams as a resource

Community Planning Assistance Teams provide practicing planners with an opportunity to employ expert resources to address specific needs that communities may not be able to meet on their own. Panelists will describe four distinct CPAT projects condcuted in Shreveport, Louisana; Story County, Iowa; Spanish Fork, Utah; and Unalaska, Alaska. The panelists will describe the motivation behind using CPATs to promote revitalization in those communities and why the CPAT worked well. A moderated panel discussion will focus on the CPAT projects’ success and what things may have been done differently to make the CPAT more effective. Attendees will gain a clear understanding about what can be accomplished with a CPAT and whether a CPAT may be an appropriate tool to use in their community.


Emil Malizia , FAICP , , Chapel Hill , NC (see bio)
Leanne Harter , AICP , Story County , Nevada , IA (see bio)
Dave Anderson , AICP , Spanish Fork City , Spanish Fork , UT (see bio)
Anthony Grande , AICP , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)