[Ok-sus] Sustainable Zoning Webinar Today 1pm CDT

Miles, Karen karen.miles at deq.ok.gov
Wed Oct 17 10:08:07 CDT 2012

Sorry for the late notice on this, but I thought some of you may find this interesting.


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From: "Beyea, Wayne" <beyea at anr.msu.edu<mailto:beyea at anr.msu.edu>>
Subject: Sustainable Zoning Webinar Today 1pm CDT
Date: October 17, 2012 9:20:51 AM EDT
To: "landuseplanningmembership at lists.extension.org<mailto:landuseplanningmembership at lists.extension.org>" <landuseplanningmembership at lists.extension.org<mailto:landuseplanningmembership at lists.extension.org>>

Land Use Planning Community of Practice (CoP) Members and Friends:

Please join us TODAY, Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT for a webinar on Zoning for Sustainability: Methods and Trends. The topic will be presented by Dr. Edward Jepson from East Carolina University and Dr. Anna Haines, University of Wisconsin. This is a free webinar presentation, and Non-CoP members are welcome to join. Please pass this communication along to those who may be interested.  The webinar is open to anyone.
Zoning for Sustainability: Methods and Trends.
Webinar Summary:
The webinar will highlight how sustainability concepts and ideas are integrated into zoning codes in U.S. cities.
Webinar Background:
The presenters designed an evaluation tool based on Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (RMLUI) and the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver RMLUI's draft code.  Forty cities in the U.S. were selected on the basis of geographic location and population and whether they responded affirmatively to the question of whether they had "made a deliberate effort to include sustainability concepts and principles" in their zoning codes.
The webinar will summarize the results of the scores and evaluations from the 40 zoning codes and compare and contrast the results.  The presenters will identify and examine the particular concepts that are included most and least and in addition examine scores by population and regional location. The evaluation tool covers residential and commercial uses, including but not limited to urban agriculture, energy systems, density, and natural areas.
Speaker(s) Biography:
v  Dr. Edward Jepson currently teaches in the Urban and Regional Planning program at East Carolina University.  Before that, he was an assistant professor in the Master of Science in Planning graduate program in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, a program that was closed in 2009.  He has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Urban and Regional Planning and a master's degree from Penn State in Regional Planning and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  Prior to his academic career, Dr. Jepson was the executive director of two economic development organizations in Pennsylvania and Iowa over a period of eight years and has also worked as a planning and community development consultant.  He has published numerous papers on the topic of sustainable development, as well as others on topics of more general planning interest.
v  Dr. Anna Haines is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a land use and community development specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Haines received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.  Her research and teaching focuses on planning and community development from a natural resources or environmental perspective. Her current applied research projects focus on the factors that influenced land division in amenity-rich areas of Wisconsin; identifying factors that make small cities and rural areas livable, attractive, and work as an economic development strategy; and decision making by local government officials for bio-fuel plants. Her extension work has focused on comprehensive planning and planning implementation tools and techniques, sustainable communities, and property rights issues.
How to Connect:
You will need a computer with an internet connection and speakers to participate in the webinar. You can access the webinar by logging in as a guest at:
Be sure to test your connection before the webinar starts at:
I hope you will join us for this informative webinar.
Wayne Beyea
National Leader, eXtension Land Use Planning Community of Practice

Wayne R. Beyea, J.D., MPA, AICP
Specialist and Instructor
Michigan State University
School of Planning, Design and Construction
Urban and Regional Planning Program
Extension Greening Michigan Institute
552 West Circle Drive, Room 203G
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office: 517-432-7600
Beyea at msu.edu<mailto:Beyea at msu.edu>

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