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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Paul Allred

Planning Commissioner
Kaysville City

Paul Allred, Kaysville City Planning Commissioner. Recently retired Director of Community & Economic Development, Holladay City.


Talking Heads, What I Wish I Would Have Known on Day One »

2022 Fall Conference, September 9, 2022 3:40 pm

Planners can learn from listening, talking, and observing other planners and professionals. Three recently retired planners (planning experts), with decades of experience, will reflect on the totality and breath of their careers. These reflections will provide answers to the question, “what do you wished you had known earlier in your career?” A professional civil engineer and practicing attorney will offer another perspective, answering the question, “what do you wish planners knew?” The insights of the session panelists will provide attendees with invaluable relationship, decision-making, and professional development guidance. This session will benefit all planners, including students, citizen planners, and professionals at various stages of their careers.

Public Input is Bad, Actually: Designing Effective Land Use Public Processes »

2022 Fall Conference, September 9, 2022 2:30 pm

The title for this session comes from a recent piece in The Atlantic magazine, and probably jibes with the way many planners feel about land use public hearings. The story’s author says about such hearings, “the process is fundamentally flawed: It’s biased toward the status quo and privileges a small group of residents who for reasons that range from the sympathetic to the selfish don’t want to allow projects that are broadly useful.” In a paper titled OVERPARTICIPATION: DESIGNING EFFECTIVE PUBLIC PROCESSES, Yale Law School Professor Anika Singh Lemar says, “Integrating community engagement into an effective administrative process requires addressing the various ways in which existing public participation processes have failed to serve their purported goals.” This session will look at the processes we currently use for public input on land use decisions, and propose a new model in an effort to balance public input, legal standards, and expertise

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