2020 National Planning Conference

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  • Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • 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

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  330

    Across the country, homelessness and displacement are becoming growing challenges for many communities. Learn how the nation’s largest cities are addressing these social equity crises.
    NPC208014
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  310

    New York City is home to a commuter van system that serves approximately 90,000 daily riders, primarily in immigrant communities. Learn about NYC’s approach to understanding and regulating private transit in the context of a broader microtransit discussion.
    NPC208019
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Cost
    $50.00

    Planners and citizens rely on each other to meet the community's needs and shape its future. Learn how easy-to-use apps can create a genuine partnership between citizens and their planning department.
    NPC200089
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  332

    Heritage Trails have become a popular means of preserving a city’s history and promoting tourism, as well as enabling a new wave of education, empowerment, and activism.
    NPC208015
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  362

    This interactive session will offer a candid conversation on opportunities and challenges of developing and implementing middle housing zoning. The discussion will focus on zoning code and development standards that advance community outcomes through middle housing.
    NPC208010
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  342

    A Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) task force examined what planning education needs to provide in order to prepare planners for a 21st century technology-focused world. Explore the results, and learn how you can participate in an upcoming curricular revision.
    NPC208605
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  351

    Explore current planning initiatives, both local and regional, taking place on the U.S.-Mexico border. Presentations will focus on binational planning initiatives, and the impacts our current political and economic climate has on urban planning.
    NPC208018
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly C

    Zoning reform is increasingly relevant for elected officials discussing the housing crisis. Wondering how to navigate this process politically? Hear from planners who have done just that, and walk away with effective advocacy tools of your own.
    NPC208013
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  361

    Representatives from DeKalb County and the City of Milton, Georgia, will discuss their experiences with and perspectives on the development of new downtowns and investments in town centers and suburban placemaking in the metro Atlanta area.
    NPC208017
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly A

    Learn how Houston became the "101st Resilient City" and how the former chief resilience officers of Los Angeles and New Orleans joined forces with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and local experts to develop and implement the Resilient Houston strategy.
    NPC208011
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  360

    In this storytelling session learn about evolving social justice, inclusion and equity initiatives. Come hear about the Texas Freedom Colonies Project, Chinquapin Preparatory School and Come Sit at Our Table.
    NPC208502
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  1 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly B

    Planners' work is closely intertwined with interests in land. This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of real estate law and the issues planners need to be concerned about when processing development petitions.
    NPC208012
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50

  • 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

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Montgomery

    APA Chapter administrators will meet to discuss current and future initiatives.
    NPC204007

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT

    A bit of a longer break between sessions and activities for you to connect with fellow attendees!
    NPC202026

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly A

    Get an inside look at the development of Lake Worth Beach, Florida's unique approach to creating design guidelines along its major thoroughfares. Engage in a panel discussion and learn more about the methodology behind this innovative planning and development tool.
    NPC208022
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  330

    SESSION CANCELLED. Learn how to use program design to make the most efficient and innovative use of federal regulations, policies, and guidelines when planning your disaster recovery housing program. Topics include outreach, construction, and resiliency measures.
    NPC208025

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  310

    How do planners balance their own personal or private ethics, their professional planning ethics, their workplace cultures, and the specific principles embodied in professional codes? How do they manage the emotions raised in planning?
    NPC208600
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly B

    Engagement results in Austin, Texas, have varied from wildly successful to “needs more work.” Public engagement has been key to the land development code rewrite, transportation plan update, and retrofitting of existing corridors. Panelists will discuss strategies and lessons learned.
    NPC208023
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  361

    Everyone deserves to have a great park close to home. Park and recreation professionals across the United States are developing systems-change strategies that bring that vision to life by enhancing park access and quality for everyone in their communities.
    NPC208026
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  362

    Are you looking for more engaged residents, connected neighborhoods, and ways to best celebrate the increased diversity in your communities? Four North Texas cities will share how their innovative programs are creating connected, active, and engaged neighborhoods.
    NPC208021
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Cost
    $50.00

    This hands-on workshop uses web-based tools to analyze demographic, socioeconomic, behavioral, and business data to better understand the community's overall characteristics and needs and make better policy decisions.
    NPC200090
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  351

    Planned Development Districts are frequently used to customize a unique and new zoning district to accommodate a single new development. Is this process creative or chaotic?
    NPC208027
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  320

    Public port authorities are like cities on their own, many times not well integrated into local government planning. This session will focus on ports that are actively working with their cities and regional governments to plan for the future.
    NPC208028
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  360

    In this storytelling session, learn about sustainable shared modes of transportation, multimodal plans, and walkable urban patterns. Come hear about the Bay Area Carpool Program, Downtown St. Louis Multimodal Plan, and how architecture and urban design can be a powerful means to generate happiness.
    NPC208503
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly C

    The "Gig for Government" trend is creating new kinds of consulting opportunities for planners. More than 45 percent of state and local government officials said they need professional workers who can be available on demand. Is Gig for Government right for you?
    NPC208024
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Location:  332

    How can planners tackle climate change mitigation with urgency? Participants will develop and debate Theories of Change for ways their region’s economy can decarbonize by 2050 and how innovations in planning and governance can get us there quicker.
    NPC209000
    CM | 2.50

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Location:  342

    Do you have a crystal ball? Will the exponential change brought about by trends change your community? Learn how to start this community conversation using local data wrapped around global trends and scenario planning in a highly interactive deep dive.
    NPC209001
    CM | 2.50

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4 PM - 4:15 PM CDT

    Use this time to head to your next session. More exciting learning ahead!
    NPC202007

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  351

    What are the best development tools to protect your city from natural disasters? This session will highlight sustainable and resilient examples from building code or floodplain code amendments to green building design solutions.
    NPC208034
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  361

    Alexandria, Virginia, developed a green building policy in a Dillon Rule state with the consensus of developers and environmental advocates. Learn one path toward an innovative policy that balances all interests and contributes to city sustainability.
    NPC208033
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  320

    On the edge between growth and decline, middle neighborhoods are neither clearly healthy or thriving, nor are they the typical focus for intervention. Hear why three cities believe that revitalizing these places is key to their community’s future prosperity.
    NPC208036
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly C

    Every city has commercial strips, important but generally inefficient and unloved. This session introduces a theory of Corridor Urbanism, embracing these corridors to create mixed use, connected environments. See how the principles apply to the Route 71B corridor in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    NPC208031
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  330

    U.S. cities are exploring congestion pricing to create more equitable transportation systems. This session will feature an exciting discussion with city leaders and planners who are creating and implementing congestion pricing in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
    NPC208032
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Cost
    $50.00

    Using a web-based app, learn how to assess data, define key indicators, and compare scenarios to make a data-driven decision without any GIS knowledge.
    NPC200091
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  362

    Women continue to be a minority within the planning profession, but younger planners are increasingly diverse. Using a dynamic "The View"-style format, four women planners discuss the path of leadership and the opportunities and challenges facing women in the profession.
    NPC208029
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  310

    Explore how the implementation of smart cities may provide an opportunity to make cities more equitable and environmentally sustainable through the integration of technology, nature, and community.
    NPC208016
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly B

    A "rightsize" home fits a particular individual/family at a particular point in time. How can planners ensure a variety of housing options and price points, and the mix of generations that will enable people to remain and thrive in community?
    NPC208030
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  360

    In this storytelling session, learn about both transgender experiences navigating urban environments and how land use planning ordinances creates opportunities and challenges for communities of color.
    NPC208504
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  6 PM - 7 PM CDT
    Location:  Coming Soon

    APA President Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, welcomes APA's international guests at this invitation-only reception.
    NPC202019

  • 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

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  7 PM - 8 PM CDT
    Location:  Coming Soon

    This appreciation event recognizes CPAT, APA Ambassador, and AICP exam volunteers.
    NPC202013

  • 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

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