Citizens Planning Academy Returns May 2

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Our presenter Renee Magee is unfortunately ill and will need to reschedule.

But, we’re moving forward with the CPA with a presentation from Jaap Vos, director of the Urban Design Center at the University of Idaho Boise and professor of Bioregional Planning and Community Design.

Dr. Vos will present on “Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Boise Bike Friendly”

Same place and time.


The 2018 Citizens Planning Academy (CPA) opens with its first session May 2. To start the series, Renée Magee will present on “Historic Preservation: Linking Past, Present and Future.”

Renée Magee, of Idaho Falls, retired recently after many years as the planning director for the city of Idaho Falls and the executive director of its redevelopment agency. Renée is an Idaho Smart Growth board member and was the 2016 recipient of the Idaho Smart Growth Charles Hummel Award. She holds degrees in English, planning and law, and has worked as a planner, city attorney, historic preservation officer, university professor and advocate for the planning profession in Idaho. Renée has served on the boards of Preservation Idaho, American Planning Association Idaho Chapter, Redevelopment Association of Idaho and Idaho State Historic Preservation Office Review Board. She is an AICP certified planner and a licensed attorney in Idaho.

The CPA is a collaborative project of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho College of Law and Bioregional Planning Program. The monthly series is designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. All sessions are free and open to everyone.

RSVPs are requested: Learn more about the series and see past and upcoming session titles here.