Carol D. Barrett

Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, has been active in practical planning ethics since being directed to do something illegal on the job, almost thirty years ago. Ms. Barrett, is a highly acclaimed expert in planning ethics. Her book Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners is widely regarded as the definitive work on planning ethics. She served on the 1978 Committee, chaired by Jerry Kaufman, which drafted the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. She is a past member of the AICP Ethics Committee, the Joint APA/AICP Ethics Awareness Committee, and former president of the American Planning Association's Texas Chapter.

Courses taught by Carol D. Barrett

Ethics: Balancing a Business Friendly Planning Environment

Over the past few decades and increasingly over the past several years, the private sector, led by developers, has increasingly courted, conflicted and collaborated with planning departments amid shrinking budgets. As business interests engage and influence public agencies and planning strategy, the role of ethics is of increasing importance for the practicing planner. This is the first of a two-part series that evaluates and analyses the role of planners, from public window staff to department heads, in an increasingly business-friendly environment.

59 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Ethics: Balancing a Business Friendly Planning Environment, Part 2

Over the past several years, the private sector, led by developers, has increasingly courted, conflicted and collaborated with planning departments amid shrinking budgets. As business interests engage and influence public agencies and planning strategy, the role of ethics is of increasing importance for the practicing planner. This is the second of a two-part series that evaluates and analyses the role of planners, from public window staff to department heads, in an increasingly business-friendly environment.

56 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Planning Ethics

This course provides professional planners with a thorough and thoughtful discussion of ethical concerns likely to face many planners in their careers. The work of planning for communities is rooted in values, often unexpressed, about the role of government in working for a better future. So planners should, from time to time, examine their own values and those of the American Institute of Certified Planners as they go about their work in the public or private sectors.

157 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

The Ethics of Disruptive Transportation Technologies

This course discusses the process for making ethical decisions as part of planning for disruptive technologies.

83 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

The Ethics of Office Administration, Part 1

The administration of a planning office—whether in the private or public sector—can raise ethical questions. This course introduces these questions and presents tools for analyzing them.

61 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

The Ethics of Office Administration, Part 2

The second course in the "Ethics of Office Administration" series discusses how to identify, evaluate, and resolve difficult scenarios that might arise in a planning office. 

64 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Understanding the Content and Process for Determining Ethical Conduct

This course reviews the new organizational structure of the AICP Code of Ethics, along with an extended examination of the new procedures for advisory rulings and adjudication.

45 Mins
AICP CM

What To Do When You Suspect Your Boss Is Unethical

This courses reviews the challenges you face as a planner if you suspect your supervisor of unethical conduct.

52 Mins
AICP CM