Land Use in the 21st Century: Getting Projects Approved in the Age of Social Media

Getting Projects Approved in the Age of Social Media

November 17, 2016

Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

7:30 – 8 a.m., Breakfast | 8 – 9:30 a.m., Program

RSVP by November 11

Social media advocacy and new technology have transformed how local zoning decisions are being made. Individuals now use the internet as a social megaphone to oppose development projects and further their own particular agenda. Misinformation is frequently promoted on the various platforms available. However, developers can use many of these same tools to increase local outreach, identify potential supporters, and ensure that accurate information is made available.

A panel of McGuireWoods attorneys and government relations strategists from McGuireWoods Consulting discussed how to effectively manage social media opposition and the spread of misinformation when seeking a local zoning approval, and how to incorporate the power of current social media trends and applications to obtain the maximum advantage for your development project.

McGuireWoods Speakers

  • Jeff Britt
  • Preston Bryant
  • Ann Neil Cosby
  • Brennen Keene
  • Dan Slone
  • Mike Thomas
  • Charles Kelley

Who Should Attend
Real estate developers, consultants, land use professionals and other individuals seeking local government approval of development projects.