Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Areas

On November 6th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, the Ankeny Planning Department is hosting an APA audio/web conference for 1.5 CM credits. The audio and web presentation will be streamed in the City Council Chambers at the Ankeny City Hall at 410 W 1st Street.

There is no charge to attend and no need to RSVP. Please share this invite with any other planners who were inadvertently omitted from the distribution list. More information on this audio/web conference is included below.

Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Areas

Rural areas and small towns face many issues — such as declining downtowns, incompatible development in historic areas, and loss of natural areas and open space — that can be addressed effectively by smart growth and sustainable planning techniques. However, smart growth and sustainability tools are often less adaptable to those types of communities. This program will look at several rural areas and small towns that have adapted those tools to create plans and codes that facilitate smart growth. It will also describe resources that are available to assist communities.

Benjamin A. Herman, FAICP | Director, Clarion Associates
Tareq Wafaie | Associate, Clarion Associates LLC
Cameron Gloss, AICP | Planning Manager, City of Fort Collins

Certification Maintenance
This audio/web conference has been approved for CM |1.5

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