Basic Municipal Planning - On-Demand Webinar


Sponsored by the Township Planning Association (TPA), this webinar will provide an in-depth review of the basic components to local land use planning as provided by the state’s Municipal Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968). For as Yogi Berra once said, “You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.” Land use planning allows your township to know where it wants to go, which then allows it to make decisions that support where it wants to be in the future.

This presentation will be especially helpful to any new township supervisor, manager, or member of your planning commission, and will address the main components of local land use plans, including the official map, subdivision and land development ordinances, and zoning ordinances and zoning hearing board considerations.

Land use planning is vital to the economic, social, and environmental health of your township and the state as a whole. Land use decisions drive local development patterns and impact your township’s revenues, service delivery costs, community transportation options, and environmental integrity. Because the effects of your land use decisions are enduring, it is important they be done well. This webinar will help those new to township government, whether as a newly- elected official or newly-appointed member of your planning commission, be better prepared to make those decisions.

** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollees

Registration Fee:

    Member* -  $30.00
    Non-Member –  $40.00

            *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)