Local Planners Stop by Class to Debate Land Use Decisions

TRC 316 Planners Presentation

The students in TRC 316 (Land Use Planning and Economics) were joined by three Vermont planners to debate “Can municipalities in Vermont make land use decisions that lead to compact settlement patterns?” Facilitated by instructor John Adams (left)

Our guests were (left to right)

  • Paul Conner, Director of Planning and Zoning, City of South Burlington
  • Lee Krohn, Senior Planning, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Dean Pierce, Director of Planning and Zoning, Town of Shelburne Vermont

TRC 316 is one of the core classes in the Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning.

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Phoebe and Paola

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Phoebe outside of Metro Station

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