Brian Ohm portrait photograph in front of crane

Brian Ohm


Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture | College of Letters and Science and Division of Extension

Brian is a Professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison. He holds a joint appointment as the state specialist in land use planning law with the Division of Extension. He is an attorney and has written extensively on planning law in Wisconsin.


Making Great Communities Happen
Issues related to land use and community development can be complex. They involve a multitude of actors both public and private. This talk provides an overview of the “who, what, where, when, how and why” of land use in Wisconsin and what it takes to make great communities happen.
Wisconsin's Planning Landmarks
Wisconsin is home to numerous “first in the nation” land use planning innovations — rural zoning, the Great River Road, rails to trails, greenbelt communities, soil conservation, nationally significant land use court decisions, and more! This program will explore these important historic landmarks.