Advanced Land Use Planning Training: A Deeper Dive

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has developed advanced land use planning training that supports Ontario’s elected officials in the strategic decision making and management of the many facets of land use planning.

Land Use Planning - A Deeper Dive, will develop your skill on addressing complex planning matters that rely on political acuity and how to apply this to the planning challenges you face at the local level. Building on AMO’s Land Use Planning – The Fundamentals,** this course examines, from a strategic perspective, the planning process and the complexities that people can bring to the process. Over three hours, participants will engage in case studies and real life examples that are analyzed and understood through instructor lead instruction and group discussion.

Fee: $300.00 (+hst)

A $75.00 cancellation fee applies.

Limited to 30 participants (first come first served)

The training session runs approximately 3 hours beginning at 9:00 AM. Training time may be subject to change.



Registration is open to elected officials only

2023 Dates

October 3

October 25

November 7



Cathie Brown

Cathie Brown 
Ms. Brown has had a varied career working on municipal interests from a number of roles. This includes working in land use planning for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, directing the seniors’ services and housing department for the County of Huron, and managing the development of source water protection in a large area in southwestern Ontario. She recently retired from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) where she held the role of Senior Advisor for energy, environment and land use planning. 

Ms. Brown also was a board member at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre for a number of years, was a sessional instructor at Western University in rural health and was the Executive Director of The Ontario Rural Council. Cathie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Masters of Public Administration.