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FORUMS ON THE ROLE FOR PLANNING
Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:00am to Friday, September 28, 2007 - 11:30am

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FALL TERM, 2007,

FORUMS ON THE ROLE FOR PLANNING

IN THE FUTURE OF OREGON

 

Presented by Arnold Cogan, FAICP, Planner-in-Residence

 

Three Forums Sponsored by the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

The theme of the first three of a series of forums concerns Oregon's land use planning program. In particular, Goal 1, Citizen Involvement, and Goal 2, Land Use Planning. The forums will be held in room 303 of the Urban Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month. Specific topics are as follows:

September 28
Arnold Cogan will introduce the series with a discussion of the challenges likely to face graduate planners as they embark on their professional careers and with the political, social, economic and philosophical stresses on our land use planning practices. Mr. Cogan will ask participants the topics they would like future forums to cover. Issues under consideration include global warming, infrastructure planning, regionalism and social equity.

October 26
This session will be devoted to the subject of State Land Use Goal 1, Citizen Involvement. Joining us for this session will be Elaine Cogan, a principal with Arnold in the firm of Cogan Owens Cogan. With more than 30 years professional experience, Elaine is a specialist on the subject of public involvement and has written the definitive book, Successful Public Meetings. We will discuss old techniques that still work and newer ones to meet the challenges of today. What works? What doesn't? What are the roles of planners?

November 30
With the recent election having decided the fate of Ballot Measure 49, what is the direction land use planning should take in Oregon? Joining us for this forum will be Bob Stacey, AICP, Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon and Lane Shetterly immediate past Director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. They will discuss the Big Look effort authorized by the 2005 Legislature and cut back by the 2007 session, the continued efforts by the property rights movement to curtail the role of the state land use program and other pertinent topics.