Fall Planning Workshops

This annual half-day workshop series for local governments features presentations on best planning practices for communities.

Upcoming Fall Planning Workshop

Date and Time

Fall 2021

Location

TBA

 

Past Workshops

Event Program

How Do You Keep a Plan Off the Shelf?
Rebecca Leonard, Lionheart Places, LLC
Presentation

How Do You Pay for It?
Kimberley Mickelson, City of Houston Legal Department

How Do You Do It?
John Lettelleir, City of Frisco, and Randy Haynes, City of Bryan
Presentation

Event Program

Does it have to be so hard? Developing effective public engagement plans step by step.
Gary Mitchell, Kendig Keast Collaborative; Kathy Janhsen, H-GAC
Presentation

Is there another way? Rethinking the public meeting.
Shad Comeaux, Freese & Nichols; Geoff Carleton, Traffic Engineers; Rebecca Leonard, Design Workshop; Zakcq Lockrem, Asakura Robinson
Presentation

Did we include everyone? Engaging all of our community.
Amanda Timm, Local Initiative Support Corporation
Presentation

Can I get some help? Getting the community to engage their community.
Eileen Egan and Wayne L. Norden, Near Northwest Management District
Presentation
Fay Watson, Keep Pearland Beautiful
Presentation

Is there an app for that? A toolkit for engagement.
Allie Danziger, Integrate Agency
Presentation
Social Media Revolution (YouTube Video)

Event Program

How Do We Tell Our Story with Data?
Jeff Taebel - Houston-Galveston Area Council
Presentation

How Do We Engage the Community?
Jessica Pugil - Working Partner
Presentation

How Do We Get the Ball Rolling?
Kinder Baumgartner - SWA
Presentation

How Can Communities Market Themselves as a Destination?
Adena Lewis, Bastrop County Tourism and Economic Development
Presentation

How Can Communities Realize Their Potential?
Gary Mitchell, Kendig Keast Collaborative
Presentation

Event Program

What is Low Impact Development (LID)?
Chris Browne, Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ and Associiates
Presentation

What does it look like on the ground?
Steve Sams, Johnson Development Corporation
Presentation

How do we make it work?
Chris Steubing, City Engineer, Sugar Land
Presentation

Nick Russo, Public Infrastructure, Harris County
Presentation

What's Hot?
Bob Adair, Convergent Water Technologies
Presentation

Event Program

Planning for an Aging Tomorrow
Jeff Taebel, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Presentation

Transportation and an Aging Population
Jim Webb, The Goodman Corporation
Presentation

Planning for Seniors and Families
Denis D'Amico, Brookdale Senior Living
Presentation

Affordable Senior Living
Stephan Fairfield, Orchard Communities
Presentation

People of Faith Helping People in Need Achieve Self-Sufficiency
Ernest Lewis III, Mamie George Community Center of Catholic Charities
Presentation 

Event Program

What Does "Healthy Communities" Really Mean?
Dr. Herminia Palacio, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
Presentation

Planning for an Active Lifestyle: Pedestrian/Bicycle Planning
Zakcq Lockrem, Asakura Robinson
Presentation

Are your codes and policies helping or hindering your healthy communities planning efforts?
Rebecca Leonard, Design Workshop
Presentation

Using Livability to Create a Healthy Community
The Honorable Carl Pickett, Mayor, City of Liberty
Presentation

Houston Bike Share – A Building Block to a Better Future
Will Rub, Houston Bike Share/Houston B-Cycle
Presentation

Planning Smart Greenspaces that Result in Measurable Health Benefits for Communities
Roksan Okan-Vick, Houston Parks Board
Presentation

How Can Your Community Capitalize on its Existing Assets?
Sue Darcy and John Havenstrite, Marsh Darcy Partners
Presentation

Event Program

Resources

Cracking the Code: Getting to Greener Outcomes through Local Ordinances
Gary Mitchell, Kendig Keast Associates
Presentation

The Dollars and Sense of Brownfield Redevelopment: Exploring the Economic Benefits
Sue Darcy, Marsh Darcy Partners
Presentation

Wildfire at the Edge of Town: Understanding Risk Along the Wildland Urban Interface
Chuck Wemple, Houston-Galvston Area Council
Presentation

Planning to Survive in the Wildland Urban Interface
Mike Montgomery, Harris County Fire Marshal
Presentation

Event Program

Revitalization as an Economic Engine
Steve Spillette, CDS Market Research/Spillette Consulting
Presentation

Economic Development and Sustainable Planning
Mayor Tommy Kuykendall, City of Fulshear Texas

Dealing with Density
James D. Hill, Civic Design Associates
Presentation

Dealing with Density, Reality Check
Lata Krishnarao, Planning Director, City of Pearland
Presentation

Successful Strategies for Designing with Nature
Gary Mitchell, Kendig Keast Associates
Presentation

Event Program

Establishing the Framework: Why Plan for Livability?
Jeff Taebel, FAICP, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Presentation

Livability Planning Overview
Craig Farmer, FAICP, Freese and Nichols
Presentation

How Does Livability Affect the Bottom Line? - A Case Study of Economic Development Aspects of Livability Planning
Mickey Deison, President, Conroe Industrial Development Corporation
Presentation

Lone Star Executive Airport
Roger Galatas, President & C.E.O, Roger Galatas Interests
Presentation

How Will We Implement this? Solutions for Getting it Done
Scott Polikov, AICP, Gateway Planning
Presentation

H-GAC Tools and Concluding Remarks
Jeff Taebel, FAICP, H-GAC
Presentation