Community Planning Assistance Teams Make Impact
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.
, Chapel Hill
Confirmed SpeakerEmil Malizia is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Institute for Economic Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His expertise spans the related areas of regional economic development, real estate development, and urban redevelopment. For almost five decades, he has conducted research, taught graduate-level and in-service courses, and engaged in consulting for private, non-profit, and foundation clients. His current research and practice focuses on vibrant centers of employment in the U.S. with emphasis on real property performance and economic development synergies. Dr. Malizia has written five books, including Sustainable Development Projects with David Godschalk and Understanding Local Economic Development with Edward Feser. He is author or co-author of over 170 scholarly articles, monographs, and other publications.
, Story County
Confirmed SpeakerLeanne Lawrie Harter, AICP, CFM serves as the County Outreach and Special Projects Manager for Story County, Iowa. After receiving a B.A. from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and M.C.R.P. from Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa), she began her professional planning career in Fort Collins, Colorado, working for both the Advance and Current Planning Departments. In 1998, Ms. Harter accepted the position of Planner for Story County, and after three years, was appointed as the Director for the Planning and Development Department, acting as the floodplain manager for Story County since 2001. In 2014, Ms. Harter transitioned into the County Outreach and Special Projects Manager position. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Harter has been actively engaged at the local, regional, and national levels in professional affiliations. She is an AICP-certified planner (1997) and successfully received CFM certification in 2005. Ms. Harter is a founding-member of the Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association (IFSMA), and throughout her years on the Board, successfully led the Board of Directors in the Chair and Secretary positions. She is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is working towards Certified Economic Developer status in 2017. In her current role with Story County, Ms. Harter develops and coordinates ongoing communication needs and activities for Story County overseeing the implementation of the Communications Plan. In addition, she guides strategic planning, capital improvements planning, economic development efforts and other specials projects. She continues her role as Story County’s floodplain manager, and has been appointed as the CRS Coordinator as well. Ms. Harter has received extensive training in damage assessment and conducts training as needed in the area. She compiled the County’s COOP-COG Plan and, when needed, serves as the Public Information Officer for Story County. Ms. Harter resides in Nevada with her husband Scott and their three children, Amanda, Meredith and Rhett.
, Spanish Fork City
, Spanish Fork
Confirmed SpeakerDave Anderson is the Community and Economic Development Director for Spanish Fork City, Utah. Dave is accredited through the American Institute of Certified Planners, is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Utah Alliance for Economic Development. Dave has extensive experience in many aspects of planning and real estate development having worked in both the private and the public sectors for 17 years. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University and has taught courses in urban planning at his alma mater.
Confirmed SpeakerAnthony Grande, AICP is a Senior Planner at the New York City Department of City Planning – Brooklyn Borough Office. Anthony formerly worked for the City of Unalaska, Alaska, a small community in the Aleutian Islands. In 2015, Anthony managed a land use plan project in Unalaska that followed the results of a 2014 APA CPAT team site visit and report, which contributed greatly to a community driven project. The CPAT process and resulting land use plan both won statewide awards in 2015, and Anthony was named the 2015 Emerging Planner of the Year by the Alaska Chapter of APA.