2020 National Planning Conference

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  • Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • 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:  General Assembly A

    Learn about the indicators of sex and labor trafficking that planners might encounter. Explore how the responsibilities or resources of the planning department might be used to identify or prevent the incidence of human trafficking.
    NPC208151
    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 the Empathy, Equity, and Ethics in planning and 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:  5 PM - 6 PM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Galveston

    Update on the activities of the APA Water and Planning Network and its members, and a discussion of ways to improve connecting water planners and land use planners.
    NPC202047

  • 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

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  6 PM - 8 PM CDT
    Location:  Coming Soon

    Join Dean Fritz Steiner and City & Regional Planning Department Chair Lisa Servon for a cocktail reception celebrating Penn alumni.
    NPC202051

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  6 PM - 8 PM CDT
    Location:  Finn Hall (in Sparrow’s Nest Room), 712 Main Street
    Cost
    $45.00

    Join us for our annual Women and Planning Division reception, with WSB as our title sponsor.
    NPC202052

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

    This Downtown Houston Dine Around combines a cultural, historical, and architectural walking tour with a progressive meal held at three critically acclaimed local restaurants.
    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

  • Date:  April 25, 2020 Time:  8 PM - 10 PM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Montrose A

    Please join Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation students, faculty, and alumni for a private cocktail reception.
    NPC202003

  • 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

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Liberty

    The Urban Design and Preservation Division will hold its annual business meeting.
    NPC204024

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  7:30 AM - 9 AM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Chambers C

    An invitation-only breakfast hosted by the Planning Advisory Board (PAB).
    NPC202030

  • 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

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8 AM - 10 AM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Fort Bend

    NPC204018

  • 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

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8 AM - 5 PM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Houston Ballroom Salon I

    NPC202044

  • 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

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  342

    The physical, demographic, and social characteristics of many college towns create both challenges and opportunities for planners. This session will present two case studies of best practices and then divide participants into small groups to discuss common problems and solutions.
    NPC208043
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  351

    Flooding hazards extend into neighborhoods and business areas beyond those mapped by FEMA. Fort Worth, Texas's “Local Floodplains” policy balances the interests of the residents, property buyers and sellers, local governments and others, and makes choices about communicating risk.
    NPC208045
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  332

    The Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office and community partners used an inclusive process to codevelop the first-ever Countywide Sustainability Plan. Learn about the methods used to elevate the perspectives and priorities of historically marginalized communities for this ambitious effort.
    NPC208042
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  320

    This session will demonstrate the important role that planning and urban design play in placemaking and the creation of walkable urban places in suburbs, and the value that walkable urban places provide in the creation of inclusive and equitable communities.
    NPC208047
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly C

    What good is a walkable neighborhood if the corner store you walk to is out of milk? This session focuses on how to integrate freight into land-use decisions to support livable communities while minimizing the negative impacts of freight.
    NPC208040
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  330

    Explore the current field of planning in a humanitarian crisis context, with an emphasis on specific planning tools and case studies related to the different stages of a crisis event. These stages include preparedness, immediate response, and ongoing recovery.
    NPC208041
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  360

    In this storytelling session, learn about the impacts of brick and mortar retail, engaging nightlife arts and culture, and the ways that a new generation of technologies is enabling paradigms for road pricing.
    NPC208505
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  361

    The replacement of single-family zoning with zoning that allows duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes — missing middle housing — is being considered by local and state-level governments across the country to address lack of affordability as well as equity issues. Are you ready to address this issue in your city?
    NPC208044
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  310

    Many cities have negotiated resilience and other energy objectives into their franchise agreements with utilities. This session will provide lessons learned and other insights from decision makers that have successfully used these agreements to achieve their objectives.
    NPC208046
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  362

    We are taught how to be inclusive planners, learning practical tools to make a difference in our communities. Now it’s time to hire and mentor diversity within our organizations, creating skilled planners capable of real change from the inside out.
    NPC208037
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly B

    How does the AICP Code of Ethics apply to everyday practice? A team of planner-actors will demonstrate how planning dilemmas relate to the code while the audience discusses possibilities and tells the actors what to do next.
    NPC208039
    CM | 1.50
    E | 1.50

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT
    Location:  General Assembly A

    Planning in small towns is unique. Explore the small town planner’s role and share tips on addressing legal issues, including right-sizing urban planning trends to the small town, agriculture zoning and special uses, the sharing economy, and managing relationships when everyone knows everyone else’s business.
    NPC208038
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50

  • Ticket Required
    Food Included
    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

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 10:15 AM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis - Houston Ballroom Salon II-III

    This annual event is the place to hear how Planners' Advocacy Network members are engaging with elected officials to influence relevant planning policy outcomes at every level of government.
    NPC204015

  • 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

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 12 PM CDT

    The fourth annual Student Design Competition is part of APA's ongoing effort to raise interest in the need for equitable, responsible, sustainable, and resilient communities for all amongst the leaders of tomorrow in the fields of planning and urban design. Co-sponsored by the Divisions Council and the Student Representatives Council, the Student Design Competition creates opportunities for inter
    NPC205048

  • Ticket Required
    Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  9 AM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Marriott Marquis
    Cost
    $199.00

    The Managers as Leaders Institute, formerly the Planning Management Institute, is an intensive, full-day experience exploring the challenges of managing a planning staff or function. The institute has been updated to include a focus on diversity management.
    NPC208199
    CM | 5.50

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  9:45 AM - 10:15 AM CDT

    A bit of a longer break between sessions and activities for you to connect with fellow attendees!
    NPC202025

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
    Location:  Exhibit Hall - Career Zone

    Update your My APA member profile with your personal value proposition. Provided by Sequence Staffing.
    NPC205014

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10 AM - 11 AM CDT

    Oracle's Community Development software brings a modern approach to providing constituents with an easy-to-use, transparent, and informative set of tools to work with their local planning division. Join us for an interactive demonstration of the latest tools Oracle offers through it's public-facing web portal. Capabilities to be shown and discussed include researching property zoning and history,
    NPC205028

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Location:  Exhibit Hall - Career Zone

    Dress to impress and get ready to smile! A professional photographer will be on hand to take your portrait — free of charge in the Career Zone.
    NPC205017

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10 AM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  Exhibit Hall - Career Zone

    In partnership with Sequence Staffing, APA offers its annual Resume Clinic for members as part of the Career Zone in the Exhibit Hall.
    NPC205019

  • Date:  April 26, 2020 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Location:  330

    Urbanism and ecology are typically considered as separate, often competing, interests. What if they weren’t? Sharing projects from both coasts, the panelists will demonstrate a model of urban design that leads with nature as a primary principle of placemaking.
    NPC208051
    CM | 1.25

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