Conference & Events

APA Arizona's education programs aim to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to make good land use decisions. Our instructors enable new community planning officials to better understand their roles and responsibilities, reacquaint experienced officials with current planning tools and techniques, provide the professional planner with professional development opportunities, and broaden urban planning students' knowledge of statewide best practices.


June 4, 2021 | 9 AM - 3:30 PM

2021 Land Use Law Workshop

Registration is now open! Land Use Update Returns Remotely on June 4, 2021. This year’s workshop covers all of this year’s big land use cases and legislation and focuses on Arizona’s hottest current land use topics. 

We are offering two ways to register. You can use this discount code (2021APALAND) to participate live virtually the day of the event or pay an even lower price for access to the recorded workshop available after the event.  

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how Arizonans perceive and use their homes. The results? Skyrocketing housing prices, plummeting housing availability, and a worsened affordable housing crisis. This year’s keynote panel of leading experts will discuss and analyze the affordable housing calamity in the opening session. 

The second session will feature our most entertaining and enlightening land use scholars dissecting the United States Supreme Court’s 2019 regulatory takings case, Knick v. Township of Scott, and the Arizona Supreme Court’s 2021 Gift Clause case, Schires v. Carlat. Feel free to make your regulatory takings claim into a federal case, but don’t expect to receive a government handout for bringing economic development to Arizona.

After breaking for lunch, the third session is a remote version of our annual audience-interactive session on ethics for planners and lawyers.

This year’s program concludes with a discussion of the continuing Airbnb controversy, featuring the mayor of a town teeming with vacation-homes and a representative of the Arizona Vacation Rental Association.

We look forward to seeing you! Okay—not as much fun as seeing you in person, but we’ll cut you a price break and let you show up in your slippers.

To view the full program schedule and speakers click here.

To register and participate live virtually the day of the event

Important: To receive the discounted rate you will need to choose the OT-Other rate, even if you are a member of the Bar.  If you don’t, you will need to re-register. 

Member-Only Price: $155

Please click here for the step by step instructions on how to register to receive the discounted price using the code 2021APALAND.

To participate live virtually on June 4, 2021, please click here to register now.

To register for access to the recorded workshop available after the event

Member-Only price: $125
Non-member: $155
Student member: $50

You must be logged in as a member in the chapter’s member portal to receive the member rate.

Please click here to register for access to the recorded workshop that will be available after the event.

June 9, 2021

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June 17, 2021

AZ Southern Webinar Flyer

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Registration Cost:

Members: $15

Non-members: $25

Click here to register today!

July 14, 2021

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August 22-25, 2021

Western States Planning Conference
Hosted by APA Arizona and The Western Planner

J.W. Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn  |  Paradise Valley, AZ

August 23-26, 2022

State Planning Conference

J.W. Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn  |  Paradise Valley, AZ

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