Brown Bag Lunch Seminars

APA Minnesota's Professional Development Committee is hosting a series of Brown Bag events throughout the year. 

In addition to providing valuable education, APA MN's Brown Bag Lunch Seminars generally are a terrific opportunity to get out of the office and visit with planning peers. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). Remote participation is also available. Due to COVID-19, events in the near term may be online only.

Information about upcoming events will be posted here when available.


June 2020 Brown Bag Seminar—Engaging Youth in Planning

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

noon - 1 p.m. CDT

Online Only - click here to register

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Young people have an incredible excitement, positivity, eternal optimism, contagious spirit, and they dream fearlessly.  Youth have the ability to recognize the details of everyday life, appreciate the small things and simplify the complex.  Young people are naturally inquisitive, inclusive, helpful to others, imaginative and full of wonder.  YEP! believes that youth have a tremendous opportunity to shape the future of their communities and has made it their mission to encourage young people to learn, create and participate to change the world. 

Corrin Wendell, the founder and director of YEP! Youth Engagement Planning, will lead a discussion about the organization, how to engage youth in the planning process, and how to go out and teach youth about urban planning.


Corrin Hoegen Wendell, AICP

Corrin Hoegen Wendell, AICP, is the Director of Community Development & Planning for the City of Little Canada, Chair of the APA Women & Planning Division, and the Founder and Executive Director of YEP! Youth Engagement Planning. A practicing planner with extensive experience providing planning, architectural, and research services, Corrin's specialties include regional planning, land use, zoning administration, community engagement, and urban design. Corrin holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University as well as holds the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) national certification. Corrin is passionate about giving back to the planning community and serves as Chair of the Executive Board for the Women & Planning Division, various involvement in the APA Minnesota Chapter including member of the Women in Planning Committee and an ex-officio member as the Youth Engagement Planning Coordinator. She also serves as an AICP (CPE) Certified Planning Exam Contributor, APA National Planning Conference Session Proposal Reviewer, AICP Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Site Visitor, Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and a mentor to planning students and young professionals from Ohio State University and APA.