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Web-based plan to be presented at National Planning Conference

Emi Randall, AICP, RLA, Director of Planning and Zoning for PDS and James Fausz, AICP, Long Range Planning Manager, will be presenting at the National Planning Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on the Direction 2030 online plan. They will be part of a team presentation that details digital planning documents, which also includes Doug McDonald, AICP, CNU-A from Plano, Texas and Martin Scribner, AICP from the City of Maricopa, Arizona. The group will focus on the different approaches of their respective planning efforts, lessons learned from adoption to implementation, and highlight some of the changes in direction that have been necessary along the way.

“It’s very exciting to be speaking in front of my peers about this innovative approach to planning” Fausz said. “Direction 2030 was presented in Seattle in 2015, and we’ve learned a lot since then, both technologically and in terms of how the plan is used.  Hopefully the discussion will inspire others to work on creating their own online plans” he continued.

The group is currently working on putting the finishing touches on their presentation. Their anticipated program includes an overview of the basics of each plan and a panel discussion on some frequently asked questions regarding this plan delivery method.  Be sure to watch for a post-presentation update soon.