2018 National Planning Conference

NPC18: 2018 National Planning Conference


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  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    In response to a recent upsurge of development, the "hot-spots" project promotes the urban ecologies of Newark, New Jersey, and advocates for environmental justice related to critical vulnerabilities in the floodplain and within concentrated areas of environmental contamination.
    NPC187103

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The 8Twelve Coalition, formed in 2015 to address disinvestment and blight within Muncie, Indiana's south-east neighborhoods, developed a plan that was used to successfully raise over $1 million in support of grassroots efforts to revitalize the 8Twelve target area.
    NPC187000

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Our research will improve existing transit service in rural areas in Georgia. Over 80 individual, disconnected sub-recipients serve its rural communities. New routes in underserved areas can link employment centers, health services, and regional urban areas to those in need. ,
    NPC187032

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Strategic placement of workforce housing can be used as poverty-fighting and economic development tools. Placement near opportunity areas and transit corridors stand to improve metropolitan areas and help disperse concentrated areas of poverty. Poster includes a case study of metropolitan Milwaukee.
    NPC187033

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Using network distances and drive times, we examined the accessibility of 72 American Indian reservations to the nearest health services facilities equipped with screening and other preventive tools that treat heart diseases, diabetes-related diseases, and malignant neoplasm.
    NPC187034

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Cities across the country have multiple plans that should fit together with the same goals. Although those plans should ideally be consistent with each other, oftentimes comprehensive plans and hazard mitigation plans are inconsistent, potentially reducing resiliency and vulnerability.
    NPC187035

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Despite their contribution to transport inclusiveness, market supply of smartphone transport apps specifically developed for persons with disabilities is limited. My study asks why. Findings show that existing business models of the app industry are nonviable for such specialty apps.
    NPC187036

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    While bicycling as a form of active transportation offers numerous benefits, opportunities are often inequitable across communities and assessment tools are not geared towards equity. This poster pilots an equity-minded tool and assesses bicycling opportunities in Chicago neighborhoods.
    NPC187037

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    How can intergenerational learning and greater access to nature be achieved through assisted living and healthcare models? How can a network of sites based on those models engage a town's natural and cultural heritage?
    NPC187038

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This project alleviates trends endemic to aging small towns, including business closures and declining school enrollment. It preserves the county’s future by developing business succession plans, boosting entrepreneurial capacity, increasing housing diversity, overcoming child-care shortages, and marketing to young families.
    NPC187039

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Cities can leverage connected automated vehicles to improve transit operations and rider experiences through cost reductions, improved safety, and more effective service. We look at specific applications of these technologies, using Atlanta as a case study.
    NPC187040

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Four streets in Eugene, Oregon, are reimagined to promote active transportation in an autonomous-vehicle future. The design ideas aim to enhance safety and accessibility through complete-street principles and the potential opportunities provided by autonomous vehicles.
    NPC187041

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Bicycle counting is an important planning and evaluation tool. We’ll discuss NYCDOT’s evolving approach to bike counting in a city of 8.5 million people, focusing on how count strategies have changed in response to agency goals and bicycle network expansion.
    NPC187001

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    By systematically comparing the safety impacts of various types of bicycle infrastructure, we can make better-informed decisions about where to allocate financial and human capital to ensure the greatest return on investment in terms of collisions reduced.
    NPC187042

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Transportation networks can encourage active living and promote the movement of people regardless of age, ability, or method of transportation. Learn the tools and philosophies necessary for successful multi-modal transportation in the United States by examining Denmark and Amsterdam.
    NPC187043

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This study will evaluate the performance of different types of bikeways in Chicago vis-à-vis safety. This study will combine Chicago bike routes and crash data to analyze bicycle-related crash locations and how different types of bikeways affect bicycle-related crashes.
    NPC187044

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Honolulu is building America’s first driverless light-rail system, and the transit agency is working with the community to identify Hawaiian-language station names and undertake other efforts to sustainably integrate the project into the community.
    NPC187003

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    To be vibrant and competitive, communities must be ready for development. Just like the Choose Your Own Adventure book series, effective community plans and policies are based on a series of choices, getting your community ready, determining direction, and outcomes.
    NPC187005

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    A discussion of how 25,700 people living in the vibrant West End neighborhood of Kenyon-Barr were forcefully removed from their community and why the preservation of their story is important to the story of Cincinnati itself.
    NPC187045

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The City Health Dashboard is an innovative, free web resource for city leaders and community members. Viewing and comparing data from multiple sources on health and the factors that shape health help them devise local solutions.
    NPC187006

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    What tools are available for cities that want to address Vision Zero goals? This poster displays a High-Injury Network to help Atlanta identify where to target infrastructure investments in order to reduce traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries.
    NPC187046

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Hazard mitigation plans inform residents and policy makers of risks and vulnerabilities within a community. By examining major components of mitigation planning (risk exposure, policy implementation, community perception), planners can better understand possible disconnects and fallacies that decrease mitigation plan efficacy.
    NPC187047

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This presentation will propose design strategies to prepare for various climate factors, using as examples two commercial pedestrian streets in China: one in the northern city of Tianjin, the other in the southern city of Guangzhou
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  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Big box retail stores have recently suffered from the severe downturn in sales. Although technology and demographic changes exacerbate the crisis, the urbanization of suburbia — converting the stores into new mixed-use centers — can attract young families with children seeking affordable environments.
    NPC187049

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Cornell University research on emergency management in Michigan highlights the need for effective long-term planning under fiscal stress. Emergency management is the state’s intervention for local-level financial crises. It replaces local officials with governor-appointed emergency managers, disproportionately affecting vulnerable communities.
    NPC187050

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    What role does strategy play in the demolition of Baltimore’s historic but undervalued alley houses? University of Maryland Planning and Preservation students present a methodology for identifying alley houses and decision making based on physical condition and objective and subjective significance.
    NPC187051

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The International Design Studio at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a community smart-city framework for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The design seeks to bridge the gap between the aging population and the future technological shifts that will occur.
    NPC187052

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Tribal Traffic Safety for Native American Nations
    NPC187053

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    We project individual and combined effects of local and global changes to rooftop solar photovoltaic electricity potential by parcel in a representative developing megacity. We find effects of similar magnitude by the 2050s that synergistically reduce resource potential.
    NPC187054

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory works with a wide range of local stakeholders to plan for and deploy distributed energy systems to enhance climate resilience. This poster summarizes best practices.
    NPC187007

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Food Based Dietary Guidelines are one of food systems planning’s most-utilized tools, but few studies from a planning perspective have attempted to measure their effectiveness. Are FBDGs effective? How can we make them more so?
    NPC187055

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    In the aftermath of the costliest hurricane season on record, impacted communities have turned to New York State for best practices and resiliency strategies in planning for their complex recovery needs. New York shares eight lessons from its Superstorm Sandy recovery.
    NPC187008

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Getting neighborhood activists behind projects that prioritize moving people instead of cars can be challenging. In Boston, a series of Mobility Action Plans are using new techniques to enlarge the tent and build support for big changes.
    NPC187009

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The Cedar County, Iowa, Great Places Vision Plan combines community engagement with urban design expertise to develop a vision to enhance the county's historic and cultural assets to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors.
    NPC187056

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Growing cities can learn from Water Sensitive Urban Design, the leading approach to urban water resource management. A case study of London’s Metropolitan Green Belt will demonstrate a multi-scalar approach to water-resilient regional planning, that protects human and ecosystem health.
    NPC187057

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    We use GSI features to create creative, community-scale green spaces — that also reduce stormwater runoff — in vulnerable Pittsburgh communities. We build awareness around stormwater issues and prepare residents to effectively advocate for equitable infrastructure investments.
    NPC187011

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Negotiating zoning on a project-by-project basis can become a valuable plan-implementation tool for local governments. Common pitfalls of negotiating zoning can be avoided under rigorous management of the negotiation process.
    NPC187058

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Our national survey, conducted in partnership with the APA Women and Planning Division, examined experiences unique to American female planners. Findings show how workplace policies, benefits, and communication culture affect female planners’ careers.
    NPC187059

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The state of Georgia developed a program to provide rehabilitation and employment tax credits to communities that have prioritized strategic planning for their historic downtowns. Dubbed "Rural Zones," Georgia designated nine such areas in 2017.
    NPC187010

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This Better Philadelphia Challenge entry was a corridor enhancement in a minority community. Public health was approached through active transportation modes and green infrastructure. The repurposing of auto-oriented properties lowers environmental impact and stimulates the local economy.
    NPC187060

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    In Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, the cycling movement has turned into a phenomenon of local transformation. The cycling community's achievements include women's empowerment, road safety, citizen participation, and public space appropriation. The proposed Plan for Urban Cycling pushes Hermosillo's cycling movement forward.
    NPC187061

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Although sometimes viewed as incompatible with social justice, historic preservation may offer tools and strategies that can empower disadvantaged and historically underrepresented communities. We explore the linkages between historic preservation, community development, and social equity in Buffalo, New York.
    NPC187062

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Rights-of-way are often managed by different agencies with inconsistent regulations. Inefficiencies in design and governance in New Orleans exacerbate existing issues of equity and climate resiliency. Local stakeholder interviews guide development of criteria for a context-sensitive design of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
    NPC187063

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Many mountain resort communities like Ketchum, Idaho, lack sufficient workforce housing. There are several policies and planning tools to grow the workforce housing supply and capture the economic benefits of vacation homes and short-term rentals while minimizing negative impacts.
    NPC187064

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Housing stock has become increasingly bifurcated with the majority of units taking the form of single-family homes or apartments and condos. This study analyzes the relationship between the variety of housing types and neighborhood sustainability.
    NPC187012

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    My study examines accessibility of transit apps to persons with disabilities by asking, "What role do transit authorities, as data providers to developers, play in the accessibility of apps?" Preliminary survey findings show accessibility is not a requirement for developers.
    NPC187065

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This poster focuses on Inequalities in accessibility to food outlets in the metro Atlanta area. The authors analyzed the balance of healthy and unhealthy food outlets and found supporting evidence of disparities in food accessibility among communities.
    NPC187066

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Alternative freight delivery modes such as drones, central delivery lockers, and electric vehicles soon will be commonplace, especially in cities. This study aims to estimate ways to optimize the use of these modes and determine energy savings in Columbus, Ohio.
    NPC187014

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This poster showcases an interactive plan of Spring Creek Town Center and provides solutions for people to manage change in their communities by using open source, in-browser visualization tools. The plan unifies planned and existing communities with various socioeconomic backgrounds.
    NPC187067

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This poster highlights a planning studio experience at the University of Georgia's Master of Environmental Planning and Design program in fall 2017. This project mimicked a client-professional experience within the context of a transit-oriented development proposal for Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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