Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley rank as one of the 20 fastest growing American regions. To facilitate better planning of this rapid growth, Professor Stephen R. Miller at the University of Idaho College of Law and Idaho Smart Growth are teaming up to create the Citizens Planning Academy, an effort to build planning and land use law capacity within the Treasure Valley region, which begins with a series of monthly workshops.  Our first session is this coming August 3rd and will focus on how the Ada County Highway District--one of the country's few unified highway districts with control of both city and county roads--works. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Here is the announcement: