Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

cover of 2019 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning brochureThe 2019 series begins in January 2019.  To purchase a recorded copy of a program from past years, please see the links below.

Keeping Up with Changes in Wisconsin’s Planning and Zoning Enabling Laws Wed., January 9, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Over the past several years, Wisconsin’s legislature has enacted numerous laws impacting local planning and zoning. The laws address a variety of local land use practices including conditional use permits; nonconforming uses, structures and lots; vested rights; moratoria; development-related fees and more. This program summarizes those laws so local governments can review their ordinances and practices to insure they have not missed any of the changes and comply with the new laws. Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison/UW-Extension.
This teleconference has already taken place. To purchase a recorded version, visit our Previous Programs from 2019.

Complying with the New Housing Report Requirements Wed., February 13, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Affordable housing is a critical issue for many communities in Wisconsin. During the last legislative session, the Wisconsin Legislature passed 2017 Wisconsin Act 243 to address housing affordability. Act 243 requires that by January 1, 2020, cities or villages with a population of 10,000 or more must prepare two reports: the first on the implementation of the housing element of the community’s comprehensive plan and the second on the community’s residential development fees. This program covers the legal requirements as well as tools and approaches available to communities to prepare the reports.
Presented by Kurt Paulsen, PhD, AICP, and Brian Ohm, JD, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison. 
To register on line click here https://goo.gl/3UD1Ea or by phone call 608-262-0810.

Regional Planning for Change in a Big Way: Foxconn Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
In 2017, the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County was selected as the site for Foxconn Technology Group’s new liquid crystal display panel glass fabrication facility. The facility is projected to be approximately 20 million square feet (large enough to hold 11 Lambeau Fields), located on approximately 1200 acres (larger than a number of cities and villages in Wisconsin), and will be the largest such facility in the state and one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the world. The facility is expected to create 10,000 construction and related jobs. This program explores the regional impacts of the development on land use, stormwater runoff, transportation, and housing and the planning necessary to address those impacts by Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Presented by Ben McKay, AICP, Chief Community Assistance Planner, Kevin Muhs, Deputy Director, and Laura Herrick, Chief Environmental Engineer, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. 
To register on line click here https://goo.gl/xuCRF4 or by phone call 608-262-0810.

Planning for the Autonomous and Connected Future – From Horseless to Driverless Carriage Wed., April 10, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
According to the American Planning Association, the time for planning for self-driving vehicles is now! Fortunately for Wisconsin, UW-Madison and a team of public and private entities across the state have been integrally involved in autonomous and connected vehicles for the past three years. This program provides a background on this technology and its intersection with urban and regional planning. The program outlines potential future scenarios that impact planning efforts, reviews the current and future state of automated and connected vehicle technology, and highlights the current work underway in Wisconsin and at the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds. The program concludes with a discussion of the way planning can shape automated and connected vehicles and vice versa.
Presented by John Riehl, PhD, Transportation Systems Engineer, Traffic Operations and Safety Lab, College of Engineering, UW-Madison. 
To register on line click here https://goo.gl/J48fSB or by phone call 608-262-0810.

Annual Case Law Update Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions from the past year affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin. Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison/UW-Extension. 
To register on line click here https://goo.gl/awYnkD or by phone call 608-262-0810.

Each teleconference is $20. For more information about each teleconference, download the 2019 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning brochure.

To register online, use the link in the program description. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Continuing Education Credit for 2019 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences

For live attendance at these teleconferences, Continuing Maintenance (CM) from American Institute of Certified Planners and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) from the Board of Bar Examiners, accreditation has been applied for.

Recorded Versions

For information on purchasing previously recorded programs:
Programs from 2018 – click here
Programs from 2017 – click here.
Programs from 2016 – click here.
Programs from 2015 – click here.
Programs 2014 and earlier – click here.

Archived Materials