2023 Land Use Law Update Workshop-Registration Now Open


2023 Land Use Law Update:
Economic Development, Water, Housing & More

Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe
2100 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
Friday, June 9, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
(Check-in starts at 8:30 am)

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This event qualifies for 6 Certification Maintenance credits and one law credit

During the first session, experts in planning and economic development will discuss the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Discussion will revolve around the nexus of planning and economic development and will feature how TSMC is a key driver for both and what its impact means for the future of Phoenix.

The potential for future low-runoff conditions in Arizona and limitations on water use are coming key parts of the development discussion. In the second session, three water experts will discuss what non-experts in the development community need to know—how we got here, what to expect, and where we should be paying attention.

The lunch hour will feature keynote remarks from Joy Rich, AICP.  Joy recently retired as County Manager of Maricopa County after a distinguished career in planning and governance. She will reflect on her experiences and explain how planning does (and does not) fit well with management. 

The afternoon begins with an exploration of innovative affordable housing tools from three of the state’s major cities.  This will be followed by a discussion on sustainable development, with a focus on resilience hubs and parking for livable communities.  Our day ends with our annual overview of current land use legislation and case law.

We look forward to seeing you in person this year!

Seminar co-chairs:

Cameron Artigue, Gammage & Burnham

Hannah Bleam, AICP, Land Use Planner, Withey Morris Baugh, PLC

Christina Rubalcava, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Flagstaff



Nicole Antonopoulos, City of Flagstaff Sustainability Director

Alexandra Arboleda, Attorney & Board Vice President, Central Arizona Water Conservation District

Joshua Bednarek, City of Phoenix Planning Director

Tom DornDorn Policy Group, Inc.

Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe Interim Sustainability Director

Alex Hayes, Withey Morris Baugh, PLC

Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix Economic Development Director

Jason Morris, Withey Morris Baugh, PLC

Samantha Keating, City of Phoenix Deputy Housing Director

Koren Manning, City of Tucson Planning Administrator

Michelle McNulty, City of Flagstaff Planning Director

Jennifer Mikelson, City of Flagstaff Housing Analyst

Dr. Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, U of A 

Sarah Meggison, AICP, City of Tucson Housing Development Manager

Genevieve Pearthree, City of Flagstaff Resilience Analyst   

Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy

Joy Rich, AICP

Members $185
Student members $95
Non-members $269
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