Planners Training Service Two-Day Workshop

Water Resources: Best Practices for Planners

Chicago • November 4–5, 2013

Advanced Training for Practicing Planners

Water, water everywhere — in regulations, in site plans, in headlines. How do you stay current with all the new developments?

Catch up with the latest trends and technologies at an in-depth workshop from PTS. It starts with a big-picture overview of water resource engineering and regulation. Then it delves into details every planner needs to know about stormwater management, watershed protection, and more. You'll take away practical tools to make site plans and zoning codes a better fit for your community's water resources.

Lincoln Institute of Land PolicyCosponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Registration is now closed.

You'll learn about:

  • Water resources engineering and infrastructure
  • The Clean Water Act and stormwater regulation
  • Watershed modeling and assessment basics
  • Key code provisions for water-friendly sites
  • Site- and watershed-level practices and tools
  • Stormwater myths and green-practice costs
  • Trends in wastewater management, water supply and reclamation, and emerging contaminants

Course Agenda

Download a draft agenda (pdf)

This agenda is subject to change. Workshop registrants will receive the final agenda after registration closes.

Certification Maintenance (CM)

AICP members earn CM | 14 credits for on-site participation in the full two-day workshop. Partial credit is not available for participation of less than two full days. The workshop will not be available in streaming media.


November 4, 2013

8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.–noon

Noon–1 p.m.
Lunch (provided by APA)

1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

November 5, 2013

7:30 a.m.–8 a.m.
Continental breakfast

8 a.m.–noon

Noon–1 p.m.
Lunch on your own

1 p.m.–3 p.m.


Paul Brown, AICPPaul Brown, AICP, has more than 40 years of experience in planning and managing environmental facilities and public utilities. He spent much of his career at the global engineering and construction company CDM Smith, serving numerous state and municipal clients along the West Coast. Currently, he is a visiting professor and director of applied research at the University of South Florida's Patel College of Global Sustainability. He has written, edited, or contributed to books including Eugenie Birch's Growing Greener Cities.

Juli Beth Hinds, AICPJuli Beth Hinds, AICP, is principal of Birchline Planning, LLC. Her planning practice, teaching, and research focus on the intersection of land-use planning, water resources, and infrastructure. She has worked for U.S. EPA and municipalities on code, ordinance, and program and plan development to support green infrastructure implementation. Her experience also includes work with public agencies and private-sector clients on regulatory strategies, financing, and integrated planning. Hinds is a past chair of APA's Environment, Natural Resources & Energy Division and a recipient of the Vermont Planners Association's Professional Planner of the Year award.

Peter MacDonaghL. Peter MacDonagh is director of design and science for Kestrel Design Group, where he specializes in state-of-the-art ecological restoration, urban forestry, stormwater planning and green-roof technologies. During his 26-year career, he also has completed natural areas management plans, botanical inventories, and mining reclamation projects. He serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Design.

Bob Newport is a stormwater specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 office in Chicago. He works with states, regional agencies, and local units of government on issues of land use, development practices, and stormwater management. He also plays a key role in Region 5's Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure activities. In addition to his 20-plus years with the EPA, Newport has nearly a decade of private-sector experience.