On Demand Sessions Available

2021 TAPA Spring Retreat Sessions

2021 TAPA Spring Retreat

Statutory Powers/Common Mistakes by Planning Commissions and BZAs

Presented by TAPA's Legal Advisor Sam Edwards, this 1.5 CM legal session deals with the statutory powers and common mistakes by planning commissions and board of zoning appeals. Watch the session here using the following passcode: 747#haOb


2021 TAPA Spring Retreat

New Access Management and Curb Cut Initiative

TDOT's Bryan Bartnik and Troy Ebbert present this session on access management and curb cuts. This session is 1.0 CM. Watch the session here using the following passcode: %mpkM4Y8


2020 TAPA Fall Conference Sessions

2020 TAPA Fall Conference

Activating Data for Greater Walkability and Bikeability

The panelists will share examples of how they have used data -- both quantitative and qualitative -- to analyze the impact of design on the safety and comfort of people walking, bicycling, and accessing public spaces. They will also offer solutions to enhancing safety and access, with a focus on equity. This is a 2.0 CM session. Watch this presentation on-demand here using the following passcode: @rfSFbe8


2020 TAPA Fall Conference

Legal Training

TAPA’s Chapter Legislative Consultant will present an overview of the last legislative session and will discuss bills that may be introduced in the legislature this coming session that could potentially affect aspects of planning, zoning and growth policy. Additionally, an analysis of case law that affects planning will be presented including both federal and state cases. This is a 2.0 CM session. Watch this presentation on-demand here


2020 TAPA Fall Conference

Ethics Training

In this session, we will review recent real-life situations that put planners in an awkward position. Participants will think through the ethical rules that should guide their choices in these situations and review the procedural steps of an ethics complaint. Bring your copy of the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, while we brush up on rules about Confidential Information, Endorsements, Personal Property, Professional Misrepresentation, Public Engagement, Running for Office, and Social Equity. This is a 2.0 CM presentation. Watch this presentation on-demand here (Presentation starts at 20 min mark).


2020 TAPA Fall Conference

Planning Commissioner and Board of Zoning Appeals Training

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Deborah Fisher, Tennessee Coalition for Open Government: Ms. Fisher will provide an overview of the open records and open meeting laws governing the State of Tennessee. She will review best practices related to government transparency and will also provide an overview of how virtual meetings have been implemented across the state along with lessons learned in this new meeting format. 

10:15 AM to 12:00 PM: Leslie Meehan, Tennessee Department of Health: As planners, most of us enter our profession with the deeply rooted goal of helping shape vibrant, livable communities that welcome all people. However, this aim too often gets sidetracked through the demand of navigating regulations, codes, and policies. How can we find a middle ground between these two, and is there even a way to balance them? This session will be a moderated dialogue where we’ll cover the planning moments that make us most proud, and the times that left us unsure of how to proceed. This discussion will be rooted in the recognition of our drive to be ethical practitioners and will include a discussion on how ethics manifests in everyday practice. 

This is a 4.0 CM credit session.

 View this webinar anytime online here using the following passcode: y+^L34=y