March 30, 2012

Conference Tracks

CHICAGO — The 2012 National Planning Conference offers topical tracks that focus on key issues in planning.

Changing Face of America Track

Not only has the makeup of our population changed, but so too have the needs, expectations, outlooks, and contributions of community members.  How do we best address the world in which we live?

Coastal Cities, Hazards, Climate Change Symposium

The Delta Urbanism Symposium focuses on countries of the Pacific Rim and the responses to hazards and climates. International comparisons are made throughout each session.

Communicating Planning Track

This track explores how to communicate the goals of planning as well as the analysis that underpins planning decisions.

Energy, Climate Change, and the Green Economy: GPN Congress

The Global Planners Network Congress convenes as part of the conference to look at planning issues around the world.

Food Systems Planning Track

From farm field to kitchen table, the role of planners is expanding in food systems. Food system planning just may prove to be a tangible way to promote economic resiliency, preserve environmental quality, and improve community health.

Leadership, Big Ideas, and Innovation Track

What are the big ideas and innovations in planning? Learn how planners provide leadership in making these ideas reality.

Local Host Committee Track

Whether it's addressing distressed neighborhoods, or rethinking travel, Los Angeles and its region are shaping the 21st century community.

Military Installations Reinvented

Military needs and technology change. How the installations and surrounding communities plan together is critical. Discover how local comprehensive plans, development regulations, and proactive communications can minimize land-use and nuisance conflicts between military bases and nearby communities.

Scales of Planning Track

Explore planning at the site, neighborhood, and community levels and beyond. This unique cohort specializes in different integrated planning strategies in particular regions and communities.  

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