Emerging Issues in Planning & Zoning 2020 - On-Demand Webinar Series

Recorded On: 09/10/2020

We are taking the summer’s hottest evening workshop series virtual! If you’ve attended MTA’s face-to-face series, you already know this program identifies hot topics and emerging issues in planning and zoning, and is a must for planning commissioners, township board members and zoning administrators.

Get tips for how your planning commission and zoning board of appeals can navigate the new virtual environment we’ve all been thrust into during the pandemic. Dig into mining operations and short-term rentals and gain insights into how townships can mitigate the legal issues while addressing the concerns of its residents. Review the fundamentals of planning and zoning for both wind and solar energy and learn more about utility-scale, non-residential solar arrays. This entire series combines a how-to guide with real-life practical experiences

Not only has it gone virtual, our ever-popular Hot Topics workshop has been divided into four separate hour-long webinars. The four segments include:

  • Taking Your PC & ZBA Meetings Virtual
  • Mining Operations & Short-Term Rentals
  • Intro. to P&Z for Wind and Solar Energy 
  • P&Z for Utility-Scale Solar Energy 

REGISTRATION RATES

MTA members: $94 per person
Non-members: $136 per person

Is your township subscribed to MTA Online at the Plus or Premium level? Then this series is FREE to you! Simply login, then click on MY WEBCASTS then search for this title to start watching now.

Continue the learning with our discounted book package! 
MTA has packaged two of our most popular publications, revised in 2019, and is making them available to you at discounted rates. Get both of these helpful tools for just $72 when registering for our Emerging Issues in Planning & Zoning  webinar. The Township Guide to Planning & Zoning provides a detailed look at the planning process and outlines elements of a successful planning program. Planning & Zoning Decision-making aims to help planning and zoning officials reach defensible, effective decisions and build a strong community based on sound planning principles and procedures. Contact MTA directly at (517) 321-6467 to order your package today!

Catherine P. Kaufman

Attorney & Partner

Catherine P. Kaufman is an attorney and partner at Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC. Her practice includes all facets of municipal representation, with a concentration on land use, zoning and planning matters. She has served as advisor to municipal planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal, as well as to private citizen and environmental groups. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, she has also worked as a land use planner and is active in statewide planning organizations. An honors graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, she received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.

Continue the learning

MTA’s Planning & Zoning Book Package, available at a discounted rate for registrants of this webcast, includes 2019 editions of the Township Guide to Planning & Zoning and Planning & Zoning Decision-making. The Township Guide to Planning & Zoning provides a detailed look at the planning process and outlines elements of a successful planning program, while Planning & Zoning Decision-making aims to help planning and zoning officials reach defensible, effective decisions, and build a strong community based on sound planning principles and procedures.

Package rate for both books: $72* (member rate)

Township Guide to Planning & Zoning: $49.50* member ($79.50* non-member)
Planning & Zoning Decision-making: $35* member ($51* non-member)

*rates do not include shipping.

How To Order? 

Online: Order online at MTA’s new bookstore
Fax: Print the downloadable order form and fax to (517) 321-8908. 
Mail: Print the downloadable order form and mail to Michigan Townships Association, P.O. Box 80078, Lansing, MI, 48908-0078.

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