Fusion Learning Partners (previously GTS Educational Events), as part of its Land Use Training & Education Program, is proud to present on-demand Land Use virtual trainings. The 2020 Virtual Land Use Conference was held on Monday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 13th, and content is now available for post-conference purchase. Watch these trainings anytime and anywhere! Content includes the most popular Land Use topics for those new to the field, looking for a refresher or looking to expand knowledge on a specific topic.
Select whether you will be purchasing an All Access Pass, or choose trainings a la carte.
For further information about the Land Use Training & Education program, please visit the Land Use Training and Education website.
Contact Fusion Learning Partners952-885-8087, support@fusionLP.org
Pricing is inclusive of sales tax where applicable.
See below to select on-demand sessions to purchase.
ALL ACCESS PASS
Receive access to all 6 trainings - 10+ hours of content!
Planning & Zoning: The Essential Elements | Phil Carlson of Stantec | 2 hours 32 minutes
This workshop covers the nuts & bolts of planning and zoning, providing the essential information needed to understand planning, zoning and subdivision regulations. Participants will learn how planning and zoning tools can assist in development and redevelopment, as well as understand the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders involved in the planning process. Topics covered include – an introduction to land use planning, tools used for planning and zoning, planning exercises, procedures in the planning process, and discussion and questions.Audience – Designed for anyone new to land use planning or interested in a review of the fundamentals.
Beyond the Essentials of Planning & Zoning | Phil Carlson of Stantec | 1 hour 37 min
In this workshop, participants will learn how planning and zoning tools are used to deal with a variety of development issues influencing a community’s built environment. The complexities of variances and CUPs are a major focus, but participants' suggestions were also covered. The presentation will cover the what, when, and why (with “how-to’s” and “how-not-to’s”) with examples and case studies!
Subdivision 101 | Erin Perdu of WSB | 1 hour 45 minutes
The subdivision ordinance has important statutory authorities that are lacking from planning statutes and your zoning ordinance. The subdivision ordinance does regulate the creating of new parcels of land, but the ordinance can also be the tool for dedication of public lands, the installation of public and private utilities, and the collection of development fees. The subdivision training may be of interest for planners, engineers, administrators, parks, and legal professions.
Tailoring Opportunity Zones to Your Community | Panel hosted by Elissa Hansen & Karl Schuettler of Northspan | 1 hour 8 minutes
Since their designation in 2018, Opportunity Zones have generated significant attention as a potential tool to drive new investment in long underserved communities. While OZs are already generating millions of dollars of investment, they also come with serious concerns for the communities in which they are located. Opportunity Zone projects also look very different in urban and rural areas, and communities must tailor their approaches to best coordinate local development opportunities with potential sources of funding. In this session, the partners behind the MN Opportunity Collaborative will provide an overview of the incentive, explain how communities can leverage Opportunity Zones through collaboration on projects, outline how to make sure projects result in genuine social impact in Minnesota, and provide a hands-on opportunity to work through a case study that brings all of these ideas together.Panelists include Elissa Hansen of Northspan, Karl Schuettler, of Northspan, Dannielle Lewis of Wipfli & Terri Thao of Nexus Community Partners
Comp Plan Implementation | Molly Just of WSB | 1 hour 46 minutes
Now that you have updated your comprehensive plan take advantage of that momentum and get implementing! We’ll cover what must be implemented, what should be implemented, and how to tackle implementation when it requires collaboration outside the planning department.
Manage Risk: Know the Legal Basics of Planning & Zoning | Mike Couri of Couri & Ruppe, P.L.L.P. | 1 hour 53 minutes
Through a review of the fundamental principles and key legal issues that guide land use decisions, as well as interactive discussions of case studies, participants in this session will learn how to make sound and legally supportable land use decisions. This workshop covers the legal basics of planning and zoning including statutory authority and constitutional limits, open meeting law, conducting public hearings, making findings of fact, the 60-day rule and avoiding litigation.