Every spring, municipalities have newly elected and appointed officials that deal with issues of planning, zoning and development. Most of them are lay persons and do not have much experience in dealing with planning and development issues.I am again offering training workshops for plan commissioners, zoning boards, staff and other municipal officials. These workshops will help them deal with planning and issues with more competence, confidence and efficiency. This in turn can increase the defensibility of their decisions and improve the quality of development in your community. These workshops typically last 1-2 hours and each participant receives a copy of my book “Planning Connections – Human, Natural and Man Made”.
I also am available to make pro-bono presentations on a variety of urban planning and design issues to students, professional societies and public service groups. See www.petepointner.com for additional information on my background, the book, workshops and presentations.
On November 3rd 2015 I made a presentation to the Village of Homer Glen. A video of the presentation is now available on YouTube. This presentation covered: How to update and use their Comprehensive Plan; how to influence the character of two arterial corridors in which IDOT is clearcutting the right of way; alternative concepts for creating a new town center; and, how to attract good development and how that is reinforced by their environmental values and priorities. The YouTube ref is:https://youtu.be/F4ditxIarcU