In 2012, Lucas Frerichs was appointed to the planning commission for the Davis City Council. Lacking a professional background in the field, he turned to CPE's Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program to gain foundational knowledge to master the work he was doing.
Terry Rivasplata is a technical director at ICF International with over 40 years of experience in CEQA and environmental planning. He is also the recipient of the Association of Environmental Professionals’ 2021 Al Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award.
COVID-19 has changed business as usual, including how we deliver education. Our Land Use and Natural Resources classes have long been a go-to resource for the professional development of the region’s land use planners, environmental scientists, consultants, lawyers and more. But faced with sudden shutdowns, we, like everyone else, had to quickly adapt—moving our face-to-face instruction to remote learning.
Greta Brownlow is a senior manager at ICF. She has 20 years of experience as a planner and project manager preparing CEQA and NEPA documents, for local government agencies, private developers, school districts, universities, transit agencies and utility providers.