|About Rick Pruetz
In 1999, Rick Pruetz began a consulting practice specializing in transfer of development rights and related planning/preservation tools. To date, he has prepared TDR studies and/or ordinances for more than 20 communities including Davis County, Utah, Santa Fe County, New Mexico and Livermore, California. Prior to 1999, he served as the City Planner of Burbank, California for over 14 years and worked as a planner for Waukesha, Wisconsin and Camp Dresser McKee. He holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In 2004, he was honored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
In addition to the preparation of TDR studies and ordinances, he has conducted numerous workshops and presentations on TDR throughout the US and elsewhere as listed in the section below on TDR Workshops. As detailed below under Publications, he has written several articles and papers about TDR as well as two other TDR books including Saved By Development the predecessor of Beyond Takings and Givings. As listed under Other Presentations, he has spoken on TDR at numerous conferences and meetings. He can be reached by calling (310) 749-5535 or writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin, Texas (2005) Using transfer of impervious surface coverage rights to protect water quality in part of the Edwards Aquifer
Gallatin County, Montana (2004) Presentations to TDR Committee, County Board and citizen group.
Newton County, Georgia (2003) Presentation on TDR to the Center for Community Preservation and Planning
Athens, Georgia (2003) Land Use Clinic, University of Georgia - Athens
La Plata County, Colorado (2003) Presentation on TDR for general plan
Bellingham/Whatcom County, Washington (2002) Day-long workshop
Mesa County, Colorado (2001) TDR presentation and two workshops
Nevada County, California (2001) Presentation to planning committee
Oakland, California (1999) Presentation to Mayor Brown and officials
Douglas County, Nevada (1999) County Board & Planning Commission
Santa Fe, New Mexico (1999) Workshop for 1000 Friends of New Mexico
Livermore, California (1995) Workshop for specific plan team
Nevada City, California (1994) Workshop for Rural Quality Coalition
Beyond Takings and Givings: Saving Natural Areas, Farmland and Historic Landmarks with Transfer of Development Rights and Density Transfer Charges, Arje Press, 2003, 500 pages.
Saved By Development: Preserving Environmental Areas, Farmland and Historic Landmarks With Transfer of Development Rights, Arje Press, 1997, 436 pages.
Putting Transfer of Development Rights to Work in California, Solano Press Books, 1993, 222 pages.
“Making TDR Work for You”, The Commissioner, (American Planning Association), Winter 2005.
TDRs and Other Market-Based Land Mechanisms: How They Work and Their Role in Shaping Metropolitan Growth, with William Fulton, Jan Mazurek and Chris Williamson, The Brookings Institution, June 2004.
“TDR-Less TDR: A Transfer of Development Rights Approach That ‘Custom Fits’ Transactions”, PAS Memo, (American Planning Association), August 2002.
“Using Transfer of Development Rights to Put Growth Where It Belongs”, Linkages: Periodical of the Institute for Ecological Health, Fall 1998.
“Putting Growth In Its Place, With Transfer of Development Rights”, Planning Commissioners Journal, Summer 1998.
“Transfer of Development Rights Turns 30”, California Planner, (American Planning Association California Chapter), May-June 1998.
“Viewpoint” (on the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Suitum decision on TDR), Planning, American Planning Association, January 1998.
“Transfer of Development Rights In California”, Environmental Monitor, (Association of Environmental Professionals California), Summer 1994.
Vision 2020, 2005, Sunland-Tujunga, California
American Planning Association Conference, 2005, San Francisco
Citizens Planning Foundation, 2005, Santa Barbara, California
American Farmland Trust, National Conference, 2004, Lexington, KY
Urban Development Institute of Australia, (Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia), 2004 presentations in Brisbane, Coolum, Sydney and Perth, Australia
Greenspace Commission, Forsyth County Georgia, 2004, Cumming, GA
Western Planner Conference, 2004, Missoula, MT
Mexico Instituto Nacional de Ecologia’s “International Seminar on Economic Instruments for Environmental Basins”, 2003, Mexico City, Mexico
American Planning Association Conference, 2002, Chicago
Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Annual Conference, 2002, Denver
Upstate Forever Conference, 2002, Greenville, NC
The Second Heart of the City Seminar, 2001, Berkeley
American Planning Association Conference, 2001, New Orleans
American Planning Association’s Conference, 2000, New York
“Transfer of Development Rights Revisited”, audio conference sponsored by American Planning Association and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, April 9, 2000.
Rural Development Council of Michigan, 2000, East Lansing
California Chapter American Planning Association, 1999, Bakersfield
American Planning Association Conference, 1999, Seattle
Sierra Business Council, 1998, Murphys, California
California Chapter American Planning Association, Costa Mesa
American Planning Association Conference, 1996, Orlando
California Chapter American Planning Association, 1993, Modesto