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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Tim Keane

Director of Planning and Development Services
City of Boise, Idaho

Tim Keane was appointed Director of Planning and Development Services for the City of Boise, Idaho on March 9, 2022. Previously Tim served as Commissioner of City Planning for the City of Atlanta, Georgia under three separate mayoral administrations from 2015 to 2022. In both Boise and Atlanta Tim has been responsible for design, permitting, zoning, preservation, housing, community development and transportation planning. Prior to Atlanta, Tim was Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston, South Carolina for 11 years. In Charleston, Tim was responsible for all matters related to planning, urban design, preservation, and economic development. Tim was also the first Planning Director for the Town of Davidson, North Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Planning and Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Tim was a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture


The Death and Life of American Planning »

2023 Fall Conference, September 28, 2023 10:10 am

An era in American City Planning which began in Cincinnati in 1925 is finally ending. Our changing climate is forcing cities to figure out how to grow in the opposite direction. Decentralization didn’t work and has contributed to the crisis we have today. This session will explore the current state of the practice and its application in Boise, Idaho.

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