Community Planning Institute

  • Basic Info

The DCA Office of Planning, in partnership with the Georgia Planning Association, offers a series of classes called the Community Planning Institute to Georgia’s planning commissioners, elected officials and local government staff. The Institute provides information about planning for land use, growth and development.

Community Planning Institute (CPI) - Spring
May 9-10, 2019 - City of Madison (Public Safety Building-Meeting Hall)

For CPI Registration and Lodging Registration select link below:

Presentations for the Madison CPI are listed below (copies of the presentations are not provided, if you wish to have a copy of the presentation print and bring to the class):

PDF icon Planning Essentials

File Rules for Local Comprehensive Planning in Georgia

File The PlanFirst Program

PDF icon Downtown Planning - Building the Foundation for a Vibrant Downtown Through Planning

File Incentive Programs for Revitalizing Your Downtown

File Best Practices in Neighborhood Revitalization & Local Housing Improvements

File Using Your Plan Effectively

File Community Engagement & Comprehensive Planning

File Regulatory Tools for Implementation: Zoning; Ordinances; Maps & Enforcement

Preparing and Implementing your Comprehensive Plan is a 2-day class that covers the local planning process. You may be eligible for a scholarship for this CPI Class through the Denise Abboud Memorial Fund, Georgia Planning Memorial Foundation at The Georgia Planning Association website. For more information, click on the buttons link at the bottom of the page.

This class provides

  • An overview of the importance of community planning– why we plan and who should be involved;
  • A review of Georgia’s planning requirements; 
  • How to engage your constituents in envisioning and planning for their future;
  • Plan implementation tools, including successful examples from PlanFirst communities;
  • Other plan implementation tools such as zoning or form-based codes.

To view the previous agenda, click on the Agendas button link at the bottom of the page.

FALL CPI - November 14-15, 2019, Location TBA