2020 National Planning Conference

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  • Friday, April 24, 2020

  • Date:  April 24, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 5 PM CDT

    Join APA's Divisions for a Day of Service in the Northside of Houston for a community beautification event. Paint a mural, paint a basketball court, and replant a community garden.
    NPC200058

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 24, 2020 Time:  7:10 PM - 10 PM CDT
    Cost
    $40.00

    Come to Minute Maid Park and watch the Houston Astros play the Oakland A's before the conference kicks off. Since 2009, the Astros have been over the .500 mark in seven of nine seasons, and promise another season of stunning offense and shut-down pitching.
    NPC200053

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  10 AM - 5 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $40.00

    As part of the National Planning Conference, the American Institute of Certified Planners sponsors the Community Planning Workshop, a one-day event that engages community leaders, citizens, and guest planners in discussing and proposing specific solutions to urban planning challenges. This year's workshop is in East Houston.
    NPC200064
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Without zoning, planning in Houston may appear to be as complex as the bayou system it is built within. Join us for an engaging tour to learn about the diversity of planning issues and constituents in the fourth-largest city, and how planners are balancing coastal resiliency with livability and affordability for all.
    NPC200049
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  10:45 AM - 2:45 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $98.00

    Bike along Brays Bayou Greenway and experience the diversity of parks and people that this linear park connects. Participants will stop at Mason Park (nature), Gragg Park (history), Smither Park (art), MacGregor Park (community), and Hermann Park (signature park).
    NPC200006
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  11 AM - 1 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $65.00

    Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors and artists in collective creative action to help sustain opportunities in communities.
    NPC200036
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  12:15 PM - 3 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $70.00

    Youth build vibrant communities! Partner with the City of Houston to realize its Texas Children in Nature plan. Participants will learn strategies to engage youth, practical applications through activities with local youth, and actionable steps to inform the strategic plan of the city.
    NPC200015
    CM | 2.75

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  12:15 PM - 3 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Put on your walking shoes (or cleats) as we take a stroll to and through East Downtown and learn about the impact of soccer on local, national, and international development.
    NPC200040
    CM | 2.50

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $30.00

    Look inside METRO’s rail system and operations — a service that provides safe, reliable, and convenient ways to travel to Downtown, the Medical Center, and Houston's oldest African-American communities, while connecting to Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.
    NPC200031
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  12:45 PM - 3:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $25.00

    Opened to the public in 2015, METRO’s Green and Purple light rail on Capitol and Rusk Streets has spurred a conglomeration of development along 17 blocks of downtown Houston. This corridor tour will highlight 18 new or renovated buildings.
    NPC200013
    CM | 2.50

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $25.00

    Learn about Houston's economic history by visiting a collection of early 20th century buildings and New Deal murals, and experience first-hand how historic art and architecture continue to contribute to the vitality and economic health of downtown Houston.
    NPC200008
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $50.00

    Join the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department's second Say Yes! Affordable Homes Tour. Visit award-winning and transit-oriented affordable homes constructed by Avenue in the historic Near Northside neighborhood.
    NPC200039
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1:15 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $90.00

    Explore the rapidly expanding bike network in Houston's north side neighborhoods. See new protected bike lanes implemented as part of an innovative county-city partnership and new trails providing access to jobs and greenspace in neighborhoods with limited historic investment.
    NPC200016
    CM | 3.50

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1:30 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Opened to the public in 2015, Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre, 2.1-mile park immediately west of downtown. The hike and bike trail network, signature bridges, riparian landscapes, wildlife habitats, civic assembly venues, and numerous attractions celebrate Houston’s founding waterway.
    NPC200046
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Without zoning, planning in Houston may appear to be as complex as the bayou system it is built within. Join us for an engaging tour to learn about the diversity of planning issues and constituents in the fourth-largest city, and how planners are balancing coastal resiliency with livability and affordability for all.
    NPC200050
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $40.00

    Cinco Ranch is a master-planned community of over 10,000 acres located in Katy, Texas. Discover how design concepts, housing products, ordinances, and project ownership affect the long-term development of a master-planned community.
    NPC200007
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1:45 PM - 4:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $50.00

    Tour the brand-new East Aldine Town Center to see how the East Aldine District has taken a multifaceted approach to spur economic development and, in the process, evaluate the health and economic impacts in partnership with Harris County Public Health.
    NPC200048
    CM | 1.50

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  6 PM - 10 PM CDT
    Cost
    $80.00

    While Downtown Houston is home to dramatic 20th Century skyscrapers, its 1800s-era architecture in the historic district and tree-lined streets allow it to fuse culture and commerce. Its enhanced convention center, bustling theater district, and two state-of-the-art sports facilities attract millions throughout the year.
    NPC200067

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  8 PM - 10 PM CDT
    Cost
    $35.00

    The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to push the art form into new territory while still honoring signature classics like Ailey’s masterpiece of hope and redemption, Revelations.
    NPC200055

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  8 PM - 10 PM CDT
    Cost
    $70.00

    Theatre Under The Stars presents the world premiere professional production of the new musical, Pure Country.
    NPC200054

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  7 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis
    Cost
    $25.00

    Join your APA friends for a morning run around Downtown Houston. Please dress in appropriate athletic gear, bring a towel if you prefer, and bring a sweatshirt or jacket.
    NPC200060

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  7:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $70.00

    Take a narrated tour of Houston’s mid-century architecture and development patterns culminating in a site visit to the iconic Astrodome. Join in a discussion of how to reimagine an icon, led by the Astrodome Conservancy, a nonprofit working on the preservation of the Dome.
    NPC200027
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  7:45 AM - 10:45 AM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $30.00

    Take a ride on a Houston bus route and learn about BOOST. To prevent future gridlock due to Houston’s growing population, Houston METRO is implementing Bus Operation Optimized System Treatments (BOOST). BOOST is a process designed to make transit faster and more reliable in high traveled areas.
    NPC200035
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8 AM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $75.00

    Tour several sites of Houston region biodiversity conservation plans and initiatives showing how challenges were met and lessons were learned on integrating urban and regional planning and reconciling conflicts between urban growth and biodiversity conservation.
    NPC200044
    CM | 7

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:15 AM - 12:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $97.00

    The desire for communities to become bicycle-friendly is growing nationwide. Experience what it is like to bike to popular destinations in Sugar Land, Texas. Participants will learn about challenges faced when building bicycle projects in an established suburban community.
    NPC200020
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 11 AM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $75.00

    Tour Houston's historic East End neighborhood aboard Mister McKinney's Houston History Bus to experience one of Houston's oldest Hispanic neighborhoods and one of the city's five cultural districts. Engage with public art, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse.
    NPC200003
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 1 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $65.00

    Visit one of Houston’s original streetcar suburbs. Eclectic and urbane, Montrose is a fusion of architectural styles, land uses, and people and has been the center of Houston's LGBTQ+ community since the 1970s.
    NPC200065
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Without zoning, planning in Houston may appear to be as complex as the bayou system it is built within. Join us for an engaging tour to learn about the diversity of planning issues and constituents in the fourth-largest city, and how planners are balancing coastal resiliency with livability and affordability for all.
    NPC200051
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10:45 AM - 3 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $65.00

    The Woodlands is arguably the most successful master-planned community in the U.S., a place where residents can truly “live, work, play, and learn.” Take an extensive tour and learn about the community's planning, development, unique environmental approach, and successes and challenges.
    NPC200042
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10:45 AM - 3 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $65.00

    Join Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), a Houston-based nonprofit, on a tour of the Houston Ship Channel to learn how low-income communities of color continue to shoulder the burden of legacy contamination.
    NPC200047
    CM | 3.75

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  12 PM - 5 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $75.00

    Participate in a simulated “incident” that is used to prepare local, state, and federal crisis and disaster response staff for real-time crises in coordination with private sector partners.
    NPC200024
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $40.00

    METRO’s Alternate Service Vehicles, known as Community Connectors, bring personalized, curb-to-destination services in Houston areas that may not have the density and infrastructure to support regular, fixed-route bus service. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the dispatch unit and vehicles.
    NPC200009
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $55.00

    Levy Park has been transformed into a world-class space offering opportunities to connect, experience, do, and play. Visitors enjoy a variety of activity areas, a dog park, community garden, creative landscaping, and year-round programs and events.
    NPC200028
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $75.00

    Opened to the public in 2015, Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre, 2.1-mile park immediately west of downtown. The hike and bike trail network, signature bridges, riparian landscapes, wildlife habitats, civic assembly venues, and numerous attractions celebrate Houston’s founding waterway.
    NPC200004
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Without zoning, planning in Houston may appear to be as complex as the bayou system it is built within. Join us for an engaging tour to learn about the diversity of planning issues and constituents in the fourth-largest city, and how planners are balancing coastal resiliency with livability and affordability for all.
    NPC200052
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  6 PM - 9 PM CDT
    Cost
    $80.00

    Tour a variety of bars that follow the history of Downtown Houston. Walk at a leisurely pace and hear the history of the area and its residents. Tour includes one drink at all three stops and appetizers.
    NPC200068

  • Monday, April 27, 2020

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  6:30 AM - 7:30 AM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis
    Cost
    $25.00

    Join your fellow NPC attendees at this hour-long, instructor-led yoga session. Dress in appropriate athletic gear and bring a sweatshirt or jacket.
    NPC200061

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  7:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $75.00

    Visit two east-central Texas marvels, Historic Downtown Bryan and Texas A&M University. These two places with lots of history, tradition, and exceptional character highlight the importance of planning in creating communities of lasting value.
    NPC200012
    CM | 7

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Cost
    $150.00

    For students only,The Federal Planning Division will hold its annual workshop in Houston at the C. Baldwin Hilton Curio Collection hotel from April 27–30, 2020, in conjunction with the National Planning Conference. Our workshop theme this year is Houston, We Have a Problem. Students: Use this link to register.
    NPC200056

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Cost
    $375.00

    The Federal Planning Division will hold its annual workshop in Houston at the C. Baldwin Hilton Curio Collection hotel from April 27–30, 2020, in conjunction with the National Planning Conference.
    NPC200057

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $40.00

    Harvest Green is a 1,300-acre master-planned community in Richmond, Texas, and the first Houston-area development centered around a community farm.
    NPC200022
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8:15 AM - 1:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $60.00

    Sixty years after incorporation, Sugar Land finds itself emerging as a once small company town into a thriving destination venue. Learn how the city has navigated this transition through successful public-private partnerships, community involvement, historic preservation, and land use planning.
    NPC200037
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $55.00

    A six-mile network of tunnels and skywalks connects downtown Houston. While the privatized system provides air-conditioned routes between buildings, it detracts from the public realm. Explore Houston's underground, equal parts hidden gem and bane of walkable urbanism.
    NPC200002
    CM | 4

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 3 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Visit downtown's Tranquility Park and learn to inventory and document cultural landscape conditions, determine period(s) of historic significance, evaluate landscape integrity through analyzing contributing features and elements, and develop treatment options.
    NPC200034
    CM | 5

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  8:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $55.00

    Visit Baytown, Texas, where industrial development is dominant. With a tremendous economic boom occurring in the city, Baytown answers the challenge of offering a high quality of life to its citizens and visitors in a place where industry is king.
    NPC200005
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $50.00

    Wetlands play an important role in mitigating project impacts and natural hazards. Join local staff on a tour of the Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank as they explain the benefits of the program and how it promotes climate change resiliency.
    NPC200021
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $45.00

    Combining transportation practicality with urban design, Uptown Houston, METRO, Texas Department of Transportation, and City of Houston joined forces to dramatically improve transit service, while preserving existing auto access and creating a beautifully landscaped pedestrian environment along Post Oak Boulevard.
    NPC200045
    CM | 3.50

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  9:15 AM - 12:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $40.00

    Loop through Houston's East Side, which is dense with rail. Freight rail is a critical part of national transpiration and local economies, with significant impacts on neighborhoods and local transportation networks. If planners understand how rail works they can work with railroads to benefit everyone.
    NPC200001
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $60.00

    Visit one of Houston’s major employment centers, Westchase District, in West Houston to see how recent initiatives are reshaping this community’s suburban development pattern into one with walkable connections to neighborhoods, parks, and public transit, and shaping future redevelopment.
    NPC200038
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    Date:  April 27, 2020 Time:  9:45 AM - 1:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area, Level 2
    Cost
    $40.00

    Join lead planner Conners Ladner and conservation director Emily Mandelson on a tour of the beloved Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Topics include landscape resilience, habitat restoration, educational programming, and creative stormwater management.
    NPC200019
    CM | 3

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