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Drafting a Green Ordinance: Case Study

High energy costs and increased public support for sustainable initiatives are driving local governments to respond affirmatively with the adoption of green codes - local ordinances that mandate and incentivize more efficient forms of development. Unfortunately, there are few good models to follow and little operating experience to judge what works and what will not. There is an obvious need for real world, practical, and proven approaches to reaching achievable and sustainable local controls.

This OnDemand Webinar will equip local planners and elected and appointed officials with the necessary tools to conceptualize, draft, enact, and self-critique a green land use code. We start with the basics about what such a code is expected to do. Then, we move to the principles of planning and drafting, with a focus on operational examples. The faculty will point out those provisions that have been shown to be effective and what participants should avoid. The concluding section drives hard into the end product, the enactment, and the critical follow up and recalibration of the code.


Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Green Code Basics

  • Emergence of Green Codes
  • Principles of Typical Codes
  • A Workable Template

Drafting the Green Code

  • Fitting It to the Community
  • Need for Planning
  • Keeping It Simple

Adoption and What Follows

  • Achieving Consensus
  • Negotiating Changes
  • Enactment, Follow Up, and Recalibrating
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This course was last revised on October 12, 2011.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Graham Billingsley, FAICP

Orion Planning Group

  • Significant experience covering more than 35 years of practice
  • Educated in planning, landscape architecture, and architecture, and has practiced in all three fields
  • For 23 years he was in the public sector, first as chief planner for Urban Design with the City of Dallas, Texas and then land use director for Boulder County, Colorado for 18 years
  • Developed land use codes, conducted studies or projects in comprehensive planning, economic development, downtown revitalization, demographic and economic analysis, opinion surveying, landscape architecture, architecture, historic preservation, urban design, process management, housing studies and has acted as an expert witness in numerous land use legal cases
  • Spoken extensively on planning issues at national and state conferences
  • Previous president of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the professional institute of the American Planning Association
  • Received awards from North Carolina, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, and the American Planning Association
Judy Dorsey

Judy Dorsey

Brendle Group

Judy Dorsey, P.E., LEED® AP, CEM

  • Founding president and principal engineer at Brendle Group
  • 18-year career has included developing a unique expertise in engineering centered on demonstrating the business case benefits of addressing climate change and pursuing sustainability
  • Recognized leader in sustainability and climate protection efforts throughout the Western U.S.
  • In 2008, was selected from over 200 nominees for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award in the consultant category
  • In 2006, received the distinguished alumna award from the Colorado State University Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • In 2004, received the ’40 Under 40’ award, which recognized the top 40 entrepreneurs in Northern Colorado under age 40
  • Serves as the executive director of the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster and is one of the thought leaders behind Fort ZED
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Joanne Garnett, FAICP

Orion Planning Group

Joanne E. Garnett, FAICP

  • Experience includes urban, rural, and regional planning, community development and alternatives analysis, housing assessments, transportation assessments and recreation studies
  • More than 30 years of professional planning experience in the public and private sector
  • Specialized in assisting local governments with their short-term and targeted planning needs
  • Past national president of both the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP

Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP

Dwight Merriam, Attorney at Law

  • Founded Robinson & Cole LLP’s Land Use Group in 1978
  • Represents land owners, developers, governments and individuals in land use matters
  • Fellow and former president of the American Institute of Certified Planners, former director of the American Planning Association, immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government Law, fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Teaches Historic Preservation Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list in the area of Land Use Law since 2006 and is in the Top 100 New England Super Lawyers (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Featured speaker at many land use seminars, and presents monthly audio land use seminars for the International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • J.D. degree, Yale; Masters’ degree in regional planning, University of North Carolina; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of Massachusetts
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Gregory S. Sampson, LEED AP ND

Robinson & Cole LLP

  • Attorney in Robinson & Cole LLP’s Land Use Practice Group
  • Advises companies, organizations, and government entities in a variety of land use and environmental matters, including those involving green building and sustainability mandates and incentives
  • Former environmental planner with 10 years of experience working for a New England planning and design firm
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Suffolk University Law School; B.S. degree, cum laude, University of Notre Dame
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Timothy C. Twardowski

Robinson & Cole LLP

  • Attorney in Robinson & Cole LLP’s Land Use Practice Group
  • Former assistant city attorney for Park City, Utah, where he advised the city’s Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment
  • Member of the Legislation Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association and the Property Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member of the Public Land Use Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals in Franklin, Massachusetts
  • Graduate, cum laude, Vermont Law School; B.A. degree, Saint Anselm College
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Product ID: 384724
Published 2011
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