Law + Ethics for Planners Seminars Presented by Planetizen Courses in Los Angeles, March 16th

Planetizen Courses

PLANNING LAW SEMINAR 9:30am - 11:30am

Code Drafting and the Law

This one-hour lecture summarizes the legal considerations for drafting zoning and development codes, from statutory authority to due process and takings.

Legal Issues for Form-Based Codes

This one-hour lecture explores the legal issues related to form-based codes, including statutory authority, the use of graphics, and constitutional issues.

Instructor: Mark White, AICP, Attorney, White & Smith, LLC
2 AICP CM credits, fulfills Law CM requirements. AICP CM event #e.23186.

1pm - 3pm

When Business-Friendly Happens to Planners

In a down economy, every elected official wants business-friendly customer service. This two-hour lecture explores what this means to planners with adopted plans and ordinances.  How can planners meet the expectations for expedited everything while being attentive to their legal and moral obligations, including the AICP Code of Ethics? This session will help identify how planners can help lead the implantation of business friendly practices.

Instructor: Carol Barrett, FAICP
2 AICP CM credits, fulfills Ethics CM requirements. APA CM event #e.23187.


Early Registration by Thu March 14, 2013

$25 per seminar

$40 for both seminars

$150 for both seminars AND a one-year subscription to Planetizen Courses

On-Site Registration

$30 per lecture, if space allows

On-campus parking

$10 per day (not included in event pricing)

Recommended parking in Parking Structure X, Entrance 3 off Figueroa

Lunch is on your own. There are several on-campus lunch venues.


Register Online at
Questions? Email or call Cate Miller at 877-260-7526 x101


We will be recording this event for Planetizen Courses. By registering for this course, you acknowledge that your voice or image could be captured on the course recording.


Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 101 Auditorium

University Park Campus

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA  90089

Recommended parking in Parking Structure X, Entrance 3 off Figueroa



Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, your instructor, has been thinking about practical planning ethics since she was first directed to do something illegal on the job, almost thirty years ago. Ms. Barrett is a highly acclaimed expert in planning ethics. She is author of Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners, widely regarded as the definitive work on planning ethics. Carol is a former president of the American Planning Association's Texas Chapter. She is also a past member of the AICP Ethics Committee and the Joint APA/AICP Ethics Awareness Committee. She served on the 1978 Committee, chaired by Jerry Kaufman, which drafted the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Mark White, AICP, Attorney, White & Smith, LLC, your instructor, is recognized as an expert in zoning and subdivision law, form-based zoning and New Urbanism, land use and takings litigation, housing, development of comprehensive growth management plans, and implementation systems. He has represented clients at every level from city, state and local governments, as well as major private developers, many of whom are involved in environmental permitting proceedings and takings litigation.

* AICP CM credit is pending approval by the American Planning Association. AICP is a registered trademark of the American Planning Association (APA) and the APA's Institute. Neither APA nor AICP are affiliated with Planetizen or this event.

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February 26, 2013 - 3:16pm
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