Drone technology -- those pesky little flying machines that invade your privacy -- has opened up a new dimension that previously was available only to real-life pilots and those with airplanes or helicopters.
As with most new things, there's bound to be rules, even if those rules may be playing catch-up to reality. On Monday, March 13, 2017 (12:30pm ET), a American Planning Association Planning and Law Division webinar aims to answer the questions you might have about how the ability to easily view ourselves and our property from low-altitude orbit is being dealt with by the law:
The educational objective of this course is to discuss the implications of emerging drone technology on city and town planning. Featuring specialists in the fields of law, urban design, and policymaking, this webinar will examine federal and local legislation pertaining to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Drone operations raise several concerns for the public given their wide range of recreational and commercial current uses. We will discuss regulations pertaining to these issues and explore how future zoning regulations can best guide the use of drones in our built environment.
Our colleague Dwight Merriam leads the faculty. More here, including registration information, where you can find out how you too can listen in to Dwight and company drone on about drones. The price is right, too: $20 for PLD members, a mere $45 for everyone else.