Kansas City, Missouri- October 31, 2018 – On Friday, October 26, 2018, Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes attorneys Steven Lucas and Melissa Vancrum, who both hold Master of Urban Planning degrees, presented at the American Planning Association Bi-State Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Planning for Tomorrow” was attended by more than 350 professional planners, planning officials, lawyers, architects and developers from Kansas and Missouri. Steven and Melissa’s presentation, “Environmental and Land Use Law Update: ‘Can the Notorious RBG Save the Planet?’” highlighted how the new Supreme Court of the United States could impact environmental and land use law. The presentation also reviewed federal, Kansas and Missouri land use cases.
The American Planning Association is an organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.
About Steven M. Lucas
Steven focuses his practice on land use and zoning for a variety of clients, including individuals, businesses and political subdivisions. He provides counsel on matters such as permitting proceedings, economic incentives, real estate development, environmental issues and compliance with local, state and federal renewable energy development regulations. Steven frequently provides educational training for public officials, commissions and municipal attorneys regarding planning and land-use law.
About Melissa L. Vancrum
Melissa focuses her practice on land use and zoning for clients including individuals, businesses and political subdivisions. She counsels clients on a wide variety of planning, zoning, and regulatory issues, including entitlements, incentives, permit disputes, administrative hearings, regulatory oversight and compliance with local, state and federal renewable energy development regulations. Melissa routinely helps clients navigate government channels to reach resolution of the issues they face.
About Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. serves and protects individuals, companies, estates and livelihoods. Based in Kansas City, the firm offers sophisticated representation for local, regional and national clients in both the private and public sectors.