Planning 101


March 7, 2019
9:00am - 2:00pm


105 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970


Amanda Chisholm - MassDevelopment and Ralph Willmer - FAICP, Principal Planner

This training course will provide participants with an introduction to the basic principles and practices of planning. Participants will learn about different fields of planning.

Participants will have an opportunity to participate in interactive activities where they will get to try their hand at planning, including reviewing community input, analyzing demographic and market data, and formulating recommendations for how a community can meet their planning goals.  Participants will also be directed to additional resources, including Planning 102, which will guide them on how to get more involved in planning processes of interest.

This training is being offered in conjunction with Planning 102 . If you are registering for both trainings, there is a discounted rate of $62.50 each ($125 total) for MACDC Members and $75 each ($150 total) for Regular tickets- You must register at the above link and the Planning 102 link 

To read about Planning 102, Putting the Community Back in Planning >>>

Instructor Bios:

Ralph Willmer, FAICP is the Principal Planner at MAPC, and is a member of the Land Use Division. He has over 30 years of planning experience, focusing on the preparation of community master plans, open space and recreation plans, housing production plans, and the drafting of zoning codes. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1993, and in 2010 was inducted to the AICP College of Fellows in recognition of the significant contributions he made to planning, the profession, and society. Mr. Willmer currently serves as Chair of the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative, an organization that provides Massachusetts planning and zoning officials with the tools to make effective decisions regarding their community’s current and future land use. Mr. Willmer received his B.S. in Environmental and Resources Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY and his M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University in Medford, MA.

Amanda Chisholm is the VP of Real Estate Services at Mass Development. 

Registration fee: 

MACDC Members: $75, Regular: $85

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning