Planning and Urban Water Management
You'll learn about:
Why it is important to coordinate land-use planning with water management
The “typical” amount of coordination occurring right now across America
Best practices and the successes of other communities
Tools and strategies to promote integration
Researchers from the University of Arizona, Brendle Group, and Western Resource Advocates recently explored the connections between land-use planning and water management in two research projects supported by Water Environment and Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. This session presents the results of both projects.
Learn why integrating land-use planning and urban water management is required to implement many innovative water strategies and discover the best tools and strategies to promote integration. Hear about the results of two research instruments—a questionnaire that surveyed water managers regarding collaborative efforts with planners and APA’s Water Working Group 2016 survey of association members. Case studies from both research projects will examine specific instances of integration and coordination, such as coordinating building and plumbing codes with greywater reuse. Cases where integration opportunities were missed or simply did not occur will also be shared.
, University of Arizona
Confirmed SpeakerPhilip Stoker is an Assistant Professor of Planning and Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. Philip holds a PhD in Metropolitan Planning, Policy, and Design from the University of Utah where he completed his thesis on urban water use and sustainability. His academic foundations are in ecology, planning, and natural resource management. He has conducted environmental and social science research internationally, including work with the World Health Organization, Parks Canada, the National Park Service and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Philip has expertise in urban water demand and the integration of land use planning with water management. His research on urban water demand has focused on how land cover, built environmental characteristics, social conditions, and demographics all interact to influence water use in Western U.S. cities.
, East Brunswick
Confirmed SpeakerBill Cesanek, AICP is a Vice President for urban and infrastructure planning at CDM Smith, a global environmental and infrastructure consultancy. With more than 30 years of experience fostering interdisciplinary approaches to urban, regional, and infrastructure planning, his work includes sustainability planning, watershed and water resource management, environmental impact study, smart growth planning, disaster resilience analysis, and information technology. He has worked closely with major cities throughout the U.S.; currently supporting the City of Philadelphia's "Clean City Green Waters" program. Bill has Bachelor and Master of City and Regional Planning degrees from Rutgers University, where he also teaches sustainable infrastructure planning in its Graduate School of Urban Planning & Policy. Bill is Chair of APA's Water Working Group, helping to identify improved practice, policy, and tools at the intersection of water and planning.
, Brendle Group
, Fort Collins
Confirmed SpeakerMrs. Sommer leads the planning practice at Brendle Group . She is an experienced planning consultant and facilitator for a range of clients including municipalities, counties, regional organizations, universities, and the ski industry. She manages and supports a variety of projects including sustainability plans, community energy plans, climate action plans, and research efforts. As a local government planner early in her career, she led multi-disciplinary teams through the development review process. She also has extensive experience developing long range comprehensive and master plans for communities across the West.
, Fort Collins