2022 State Planning Conference

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2022 Arizona State Planning Conference Registration Now Open!

The 2022 Arizona State Planning Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona on August 24-26 where we will be going “Back to the Future”.

This year we are looking to invigorate our planning efforts moving forward while leaving inequitable, unsustainable, and downright planning practices in the past. Join us as we jump back in time to the 80’s while we look forward to what’s next. This year's conference will offer 30 sessions and 4 mobile workshops covering such topics as statewide and national planning trends, affordable housing, sustainability, economic development, land use and policy innovations, mobility advancements, and rural planning.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Patricia Algara, founder of award-winning BASE Landscape Architecture and With Honey in the Heart, a non-profit that creates healthy habitats for and educates people about pollinators, and co-founder of the Algarden Demonstration Urban Farm, a center for permaculture education and natural beekeeping. Patricia will present and reflect on how her love for bees has led her on a path that transformed how she approaches design as activism while harnessing the creative process.

PLENARY SESSION
HOT HOT HOT local phenomenon: Dirt to Development Podcast Live. Podcasters Adam Baugh & Jason Morris (Land Use Attorneys and Partners at Withey Morris) will provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest developments in Arizona - and the people, politics, developers, brokers, architects, and neighbors that make it all happen. 

This conference will be like no other you have attended in the past — it will be disruptive and innovative. Plan to attend, and we will see you there!  Download the flyer here

Virtual Conference Registration - This is a virtual on-demand option. It will be recorded and then available September 12, 2022 through March 31, 2023. The conference sessions recorded will be available for CM credit through March 31, 2023.  

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