Planning for Sustainability

Join us for “Planning for Sustainability” on Thursday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Tuskegee. UNA’s Continuing Studies and Outreach offers this one day course which qualifies for Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official (CAPZO) recertification. It is also approved for 2.0 CMO hours and 7.0 CM hours. The cost is $169/$159 when three or more register. You may register for this course online at, select Alabama Planning Institute, or call 256-765-4862. NOTE: This course will also be offered in Bay Minette on Friday, July 17, 2009.

Course Description: 
In these uncertain economic times,most everyone is becoming more interested in sustainable development, and much has been accomplished regarding green building techniques. Even sustainable city governance is widely talked about by our colleagues in the city management profession. However, in between all this, relatively little has been done to pull together concepts and techniques that city planners may apply to their own unique situations here in Alabama. How can we plan in ways that will help our own communities balance and sustain their diverse environmental and cultural systems over time? Clearly, this is a time for effective planning and good urban and environmental design. This short course will demonstrate how to account for the given form and the made form, combined with a method for coping with these issues and more-planning processes and techniques that may be used by planners in places faced with conflicts between development pressures and natural environments.

Meet Your Instructor:
DARRELL C. MEYER, FAICP, has over 40 years professional experience, including 19 years as founding chair of the Graduate Program in Planning of the School of Architecture at Auburn University, where he is Professor Emeritus. As Director of Planning Services for KPS Group, Darrell is responsible for all planning/urban design projects, directing and managing Planning and Landscape Architecture staff resources. His expertise includes city planning and urban design, downtown revitalization and preservation, and campus master planning. Darrell authored the Alabama Planning Handbook, has devised numerous community planning programs, and has served as an expert witness on planning, zoning, and annexation matters. He received a Master of Regional Planning in 1971 from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts, in 1968 from California State University.

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