F-102: Land Use - Defining Your Township's Future (4-part series; valid for 6 credits)
Learn the ins and outs of building a great planning & zoning team and discuss how your actions impact your community. Part one of a four-part series, this informative session will help you identify some of the purposes of planning to help you determine what you wish to accomplish. Change can be a positive thing, learn how to manage it effectively.
Once you’ve mastered Foundations, you won’t want to miss segments two through four Defining Your Township’s Master Plan, Zoning Strategies and Emerging Issues. Together they delve into the elements of and ideas behind master planning along with a wide range of emerging trends and strategies in planning and zoning.
This course is divided into four webcasts segments. To receive TGA credit, candidates must view all webcasts segments, complete and pass the post-webcast quiz, and complete and return a Practical Application Commitment (PAC) form (found here) to MTA.
Planning & Zoning Guru
Steve Langworth received a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and spent 6 years as a planning director and zoning administrator for the city of Kentwood, Michigan (among others), and over 20 years as a consulting planner, most recently with LSL Planning in Grand Rapids. Prior to retiring, Steve held the position of Director of Land Use & Long Range Planning for the city of Dublin, Ohio.
Steve has authored numerous Master Plans, Zoning Ordinances, and special studies for communities of all sizes and characteristics. He is a frequent MTA presenter and the principal author of MTA’s Township Guide to Planning and Zoning and Township Planning & Zoning Decision-making Handbook.