Planning and Zoning 101: City Managers - Establish the Municipal Planning Function

Every manager should have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of city and county planning – whether your jurisdiction is planning to establish its first planning department or is currently spreading the planning function across departments.

Join Dana Hazen, AICP, an educator, public speaker, and practicing city/county planner for 31 years in a webinar to help local government managers and assistant managers gain a working knowledge of the field.

You and your staff will discuss:

  • Enabling Legislation
  • Boards and Committees
  • Antiquated Zoning Practices
  • Contemporary Zoning Issues
  • Form-Based Zoning
  • Redevelopment/Infill
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Home Occupations
  • Small Cell Facilities
  • Design Review
  • GIS: A Tool for Research, Analysis, and Decision-Making
  • Signs

Dana Hazen

Director of the Department of Planning, Building & Sustainability, City of Mountain Brook, AL

Dana Hazen is the Director of the Department of Planning, Building & Sustainability for the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama.  She was the first City Planner for Mountain Brook and has managed the city’s planning function for 10 years.  Her prior planning experience included working as a planner for Jefferson County, Alabama and also for the City of Newport Beach, California.  She completed her master’s degree in public administration in 2007 and has been a member of the American Planning Association’s Institute of Certified Planners since 2000.  Over the past several years Dana has served as an adjunct professor in the MPA program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham teaching a course in Local Government Planning, and brings 31 years of planning experience to us today.


Open to view video.
Open to view video. 90 minutes
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available