Ethics - A Game Show!

Session 7A | Thursday | 1:00 – 2:15 PM PT

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About the Session

Learn about the new AICP Code of Ethics that became effective on January 1, 2022. The AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct requires AICP members to act in the public interest and not ignore the acts of others who violate the Code. The update reemphasizes the commitment to equity and inclusion, to opposing harassment, and to preventing misuse of the AICP credential. This interactive 75-minute session, presented by three members of the College of Fellows, is designed to meet the CM Ethics requirement. Understand current planning ethics topics, including how the AICP Code of Ethics applies to challenging issues facing professional planners today. Test your knowledge with an interactive fast-paced and challenging quiz show to assess your understanding of the new Code of Ethics and case studies. Following a short introduction to the new AICP Code of Ethics - including a summary of current issues - the attendees will be grouped into teams to compete in a game show. 

Topics will include equity and inclusion, side-jobs, plagiarism, and conflicts of interest.

About the Moderator

Karen Wolf, FAICP
AICP President-elect

Karen Wolf, FAICP, has more than 30 years of experience as a planner in Washington State. She recently retired from King County where she was an advisor to elected leaders. She is the President-elect of the American Institute of Certified Planners Commission after representing Region V on the AICP Commission for two terms. She the co-Chair of the AICP Ethics Committee and past Chair of the AICP Exam Committee. Karen is an affiliate instructor at the University of Washington in the departments of Urban Design and Planning and Civil and Environmental Engineering and serves on the UW Professional Council for UDP. She has a Masters in Urban Planning and a Bachelors in Economics, both from the UW.

About the Speakers

Steve Butler, FAICP

Steve Butler, FAICP, has been a professional planner for over 35 years. He currently works as the Planning and Policy Manager for MRSC, where he conducts research and provides planning advice to cities, towns, and counties throughout Washington. He has been involved in most aspects of community planning, both in the pubic and private sectors, in the states of Washington, Oregon, Maine, and Wisconsin.Steve has been the President of both APA Washington and the Maine Association of Planners. He is a cochair of the APA WA's "Youth in Planning" Task Force. Steve served on the AICP Ethics Committee and also served as a member of the AICP Ethics Code Update Task Force. in 2008, he was inducted into the AICP's College of Fellows. Steve also serves on the UW Professional Council for the Department of Urban Design and Planning. Steve received a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in Sociology from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY.)

Paul Inghram FAICP
Puget Sound Regional Council

Paul Inghram, FAICP. is the Director of Growth Management for the Puget Sound Regional Council where supports the implementation of the regional plan, VISION 2050. Prior to PSRC, Paul worked for the city of Bellevue, Washington, leading efforts to plan around future light rail stations, revitalize neighborhood shopping centers, and update the city's comprehensive plan. Paul has also worked as a planning consultant serving communities throughout the Puget Sound area. Paul was honored to serve as the President of the American Institute of Certified Planners and on the Board of the American Planning Association and continues to be actively involved in the planning profession. Paul also serves on the UW Professional Council for the Department of Urban Design and Planning.


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