Proposed changes to City of Austin land use regulations known as CodeNEXT will be the subject discussed by Jim Duncan on May 18. This is a timely topic--preliminary drafts of both the Code itself and the new zoning maps have now been published, and many City leaders hope to pass CodeNext within one year! Jim is a great speaker and an expert on the subject--in addition to his many accomplishments listed below, he serves as Chair of the City of Austin’s CodeNEXT Advisory Group.
Jim Duncan has been one of America’s leading urban planners for more than half a century. In addition to serving as a consultant to over 300 public sector clients in more than 40 states, he managed planning and development programs for Austin, Texas; Broward County, Florida; Hollywood, Florida; Miami-Dade County, Florida and Ventura County, California. Jim has served as an advisor to two Florida Governors, co-wrote the nation’s first state impact fee enabling act and prepared one of the first comprehensive plans to incorporate “consistency and concurrency.” He co-authored the best-selling APA publication, “Growth Management Principles and Practices” and wrote the “Public Infrastructure” chapter in the ICMA “Planner’s Greenbook.” Jim has served as national president of the American Planning Association and as president of its Florida chapter. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the highest honor of his profession. Jim has a masters degree in regional and city planning from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelors degree in journalism and political science from the University of Texas at Austin. OU has honored him with both an Outstanding Alumni Award and a Regents Alumni Award, the University’s highest honor short of an honorary degree.
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