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Webinar: Local Planning as a Livability Tool

Watch a video presentation by author and urban planner Jordan S. Yin

About the Presenter

Jordan S. Yin is the author of Urban Planning for Dummies, a leading advocate for community involvement in urban planning, and an enthusiast of all things local. He is a faculty member in the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Yin received his master's and doctoral degrees in city and regional planning from Cornell University.

Livable communities don’t just happen. This webinar series unpacks how communities make and use local plans to guide future change and development in ways that promote communities that are livable for people of all ages.


  1. Local Planning: A Tool for Making Livable Communities
  2. A Place Everyone Can Call Home
  3. Getting Everyone Where They Want to Go
  4. Making Places Meaningful

This local planning webinar covers the process of making community plans and opportunities for public participation in local plan-making.

Among the questions answered: Why does planning matter for making communities more livable places? What are local plans? Who makes plans and why?

Learn how planning helps build consensus around a community's future, coordinates development and promotes accountability for implementing ideas. 


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