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Citizens’ Planning Academy

Citizen's Planning Academy

How to Become an Effective Advocate on Planning Issues in Your Town

The Citizens’ Planning Academy is a collaborative project of Idaho Smart Growth, the College of Law and the Bioregional Planning Program. This monthly lecture series is designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics.

2019 Program

  • February 6
    So we're the fastest growing state, how does planning fit in?
    Panel speakers: Rob Hopper, Patricia Nilsson, Jaap Vos and Kelli Badesheim
  • March 6
    Is congestion really the problem? Talking transportation.

    Don Kostelec
  • April 3
    Where do I start? Step by step guide to taking action.
  • May 1
    The good, the bad and the ugly of public engagement.
  • June 5
    What's law got to do with it?
  • August 7
    Let's crunch the numbers. Does smart growth make economic sense?
  • September 4
    Is your city covered? Comprehensive planning nightmares and heroes.
  • October 2
    Idaho urban renewal - stories from communities large and small.
  • November 6
    Priced out - how planning and zoning affects affordable housing.


Presentations take place 6 – 7:30 p.m. Mountain time on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Legacy Pointe
Idaho Water Center
322 E Front St, Boise, ID 83702

You can now attend remotely! Join our Zoom meeting from any internet-connected device:

Off-street parking is available in two parking structures adjacent to the Idaho Water Center: the Idaho Water Center and Ada County Courthouse garages. The first hour is free and parking is free after 6:15 pm. More information on parking can be found here.

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Bioregional Planning & Community Design

Phone: 208-364-4595

Fax: 208-885-9428


Bioregional Planning & Community Design

Physical Address:

322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4595

Fax: 208-885-9428