2018 National Planning Conference

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  • Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  206
    Cost Included in Registration

    In a changing climate, cities have increasing climate mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, and infrastructure needs. How can cities pay for these plans? And how might climate change affect a city’s credit ratings?
    NPC188260
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R06
    Cost Included in Registration

    More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, local government officials in coastal Mississippi have been creating a framework for resilient action. Examine multiple tools and resources being employed to help the coast withstand adverse environmental change.
    NPC188180
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $60.00

    Maintaining military operational readiness in an urban environment poses challenges and opportunities to local, regional, state, and federal agencies. Explore how a crucial military installation serves as an economic driver and community partner in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
    NPC180006
    CM | 4.50

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11 AM - 5 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $25.00

    Housing and equity is the focus of this year’s workshop. Attendees will contribute to the beginning stage of a neighborhood housing plan for the Claiborne Avenue Corridor amid a shifting economic landscape and demographic change in New Orleans.
    NPC182308
    CM | 2

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11 AM - 5 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $108.00

    Visit innovative farms throughout New Orleans—from a rooftop oasis to edible green spaces—and learn about unique programs and techniques for growing healthy food in urban spaces. Enjoy a true farm-to-table lunch and experience how local farms can shape healthy (and resilient) cities.
    NPC180047
    CM | 5.50

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11:45 AM - 5 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $87.00

    Tour the Water Campus, a collaborative environment located on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge that houses a variety of research and policy groups as well as a 10,000-square-foot physical model of the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Stop at a local brewery as well.
    NPC180042
    CM | 4.50

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Room:  216
    Cost Included in Registration

    We often talk about hazard mitigation, resilience, and adaptation as separate concepts, but they have related goals. In this session, members of FEMA's Resilient Nation Partnership Network will explore the language used around planning for disaster-risk reduction.
    NPC188145
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Room:  230
    Cost Included in Registration

    This session will outline the strategies and activities occurring in coastal Louisiana to anticipate and plan for an uncertain future. Learn about a multi-scalar approach to prepare for increasing landscape and climate change.
    NPC188148
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  213
    Cost Included in Registration

    Cities become resilient by design. This session features three award-winning case studies from around the country that have used an internationally recognized framework for measuring project resilience and sustainability.
    NPC188082
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  R07
    Cost Included in Registration

    Should there be a right to air conditioning? Affordable-housing residents are vulnerable during heat waves, which are increasing with global warming. A study of Elizabeth, New Jersey, shows how housing providers, city services, and social networks help residents imaginatively cope.
    NPC188138
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Room:  219
    Cost Included in Registration

    This interactive workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about the principles of sustainable planning, design, and construction using LEED for Neighborhood Development as a framework.
    NPC189002
    CM | 2.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Room:  230
    Cost Included in Registration

    How do we accelerate the pace of implementing climate solutions to match the intensification of climate disruptions and their impacts on communities? Take part in a training on racially equitable, community-driven, climate-resilience planning principles, practices, and models.
    NPC189008
    CM | 2.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  R07
    Cost Included in Registration

    The Dutch Dialogues grew organically out of the tangle of New Orleans post-disaster planning. With a new model of exploration, integration, and collaborative thinking, the dialogues showcased a new future for New Orleans. What was their real impact?
    NPC188072
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  R01
    Cost Included in Registration

    Urban climate-action plans can benefit local public health, but the magnitude and population distribution benefits will vary among strategies. Explore methods, case studies, and lessons learned in assessing public-health benefits to shape climate-action plans.
    NPC188117
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  216
    Cost Included in Registration

    Planners worldwide face a need to increase the resiliency of their communities in the face of increasing coastal hazards. Hear about coastal-resiliency projects from six continents, with challenges and best practices shared.
    NPC188118
    CM | 1.25

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 2 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $71.00

    Volunteer with the nation’s largest oyster bed restoration program by bagging shells for use in a new oyster reef, south of New Orleans. Coastal scientists and local planners will highlight challenges facing the coast and the benefits of habitat restoration.
    NPC180052
    CM | 5.50

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $124.00

    Take a 12.2-mile bicycle ride along the Covington Tammany Trace, a 2017 inductee in the Rail-to-Trails Hall of Fame, from historic downtown Covington to historic lakefront Mandeville. Discuss transportation, historic preservation, and flood mitigation issues en route.
    NPC180038
    CM | 6.50

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  230
    Cost Included in Registration

    Climate shock disrupts life for residents of low-income communities. By providing a framework that cities can use to work across sectors and showcasing successful examples, the session will prompt discussion about what is urgently needed and what is possible.
    NPC188258
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  216
    Cost Included in Registration

    The State of Louisiana received a $40 million federal grant for Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE), a planning framework designed to use future land-loss and flood-risk data to encourage better land-use and development strategies.
    NPC188135
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT
    Room:  R05
    Cost Included in Registration

    Legal cases, regulations, and policies across many states are raising new liability for those involved in climate-adaptation planning. Explore these newly evolving issues and examine their legal implications through real-life case studies.
    NPC188126
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R01
    Cost Included in Registration

    An emerging planning paradigm — anticipatory governance — is being used address issues of high uncertainty, discarding “predict and plan” in favor of “anticipate and adapt.” Case examples for public policy will be discussed.
    NPC188015
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R02
    Cost Included in Registration

    How can planners identify best practices to inform their work from beyond international borders? This session provides examples of climate-resiliency-related information exchange and project implementation based on relationships between German and American planners and officials.
    NPC188092
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  12:45 PM - 3 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $39.00

    New Orleans is bouncing back, and many of the planning strategies that have revitalized the city can be applied to other communities. Learn how during this tour of the booming biomedical district.
    NPC180029
    CM | 1.50

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Room:  222
    Cost Included in Registration

    How are cities putting their climate-resilience plans into action? Delve into the actions that resilience officers and planners from four communities have taken to address climate change impacts.
    NPC188035
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Room:  R07
    Cost Included in Registration

    Microgrids aren't just for campuses any more. Learn how cities and utilities are paving the way to make community (multi-facility) microgrids and other energy-resilience solutions a reality in dense urban areas.
    NPC188137
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 5 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $79.00

    Walk a boardwalk trail through the swamp in Jean Lafitte National Park to learn about Southern Louisiana flora and fauna, as well as issues facing the wetlands.
    NPC180019
    CM | 3.50

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1:15 PM - 6 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $55.00

    For many urban hubs, federal lands serve as the only touch point with nature/the community green space. Tour and canoe at the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to learn how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to provide equitable access to these lands.
    NPC180031
    CM | 4

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    NPC187048

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    A regenerative-design approach to river restoration offers planners critical, but currently underused, tools to build more resilient rivers, cities, and communities. Regenerative design can help planners understand broader social-ecological systems, and build in mechanisms for future adaptation and social learning.
    NPC187092

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
    Cost Included in Registration

    The Brownfields to Brightfields Project analyzes and evaluates solar potentials for brownfields in Delaware County, Indiana. This project showcases a community’s dedication to sustainability as well as economic development.
    NPC187100

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
    Cost Included in Registration

    New York City is committed to reducing its transportation related greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Underpinned by sophisticated technical modeling, an action plan shows how a combination of policy changes, mode shift, and technological change is required.
    NPC187029

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  206
    Cost Included in Registration

    Explore how lifting the constraints of a traditional solicitation process can make way for ideas that change standard practices. Build momentum and support for improvements while adding exciting new tools to your repertoire.
    NPC188039
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  R07
    Cost Included in Registration

    The State of Louisiana received a $48.3 million federal grant to conduct the first community-scale, climate-induced resettlement project in American history. Discuss site selection and the planning work done for the resettlement of Isle de Jean Charles.
    NPC188120
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  216
    Cost Included in Registration

    The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement has strengthened the resolve of local governments to combat climate change. Representatives of Cambridge (Mass.), New Orleans, and New York will share how they are advancing deep-carbon reductions.
    NPC188042
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  R07
    Cost Included in Registration

    Gain insight into site, community-wide, and regional efforts to help communities adapt to and plan for climate change. Experts will discuss community-engagement processes and how multi-scalar efforts can enhance adaptive capacity.
    NPC188179
    CM | 1.25

  • Monday, April 23, 2018

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $47.00

    Tour Terrebonne Parish, a Louisiana coastal parish approximately 60 miles southwest of New Orleans. See firsthand how it is adapting to relative sea level rise while providing a layered defensive strategy for hurricane and storm-surge protection.
    NPC180037
    CM | 7

  • Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  230
    Cost Included in Registration

    Collaborative partnerships or “networks” leverage limited resources to advance community resilience and climate-adaptation planning. This session illustrates a diverse group of national and regional examples.
    NPC188045
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  227
    Cost Included in Registration

    Learn about several communities severely impacted by the 2016 South Louisiana Floods and the planning initiatives that propelled post-flood recovery.
    NPC188048
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  R01
    Cost Included in Registration

    The climate-readiness dialogue in cities is evolving. Discuss how cities and developers are addressing the future impacts of climate change through planning and zoning strategies designed to implement resilient solutions at the district and project levels.
    NPC188175
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  206
    Cost Included in Registration

    Get practical, firsthand ideas for putting tangible greenhouse-gas (GHG)emissions reduction numbers to your transportation policies and programs as well as determining which mobility investments most cost-effectively reduce GHGs while meeting your economic, equity, and other goals.
    NPC188197
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Cost Included in Registration

    Take a fireboat tour of the Port of New Orleans's facilities while learning about the port's ongoing strategic master plan and its coordination with the City of New Orleans to develop a unified tourism district along the waterfront.
    NPC180026
    CM | 2.50

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9:15 AM - 12:15 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $39.00

    The integrated system of levees, floodwalls, and the West Closure Complex provide the Westbank part of New Orleans with a 100-year storm level of protection. View local drainage canals and pumping stations, a storm-surge barrier, and the world's largest drainage pumping station.
    NPC180051
    CM | 2.50

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $64.00

    Louisiana received a $48.3 million federal grant to conduct the first community-scale, climate-induced resettlement in American history. Tour the current and future locations of the Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement.
    NPC180018
    CM | 5.50

  • Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Room:  R02
    Cost Included in Registration

    Lower-income communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and will continue to be unless we create new planning tools. Explore an equity-based approach to cost-benefit analyses for flood-risk management for planners, engineers, and decision makers.
    NPC188034
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Room:  R08
    Cost Included in Registration

    Learn from community development corporations advancing climate-resilience projects with Cleveland’s Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Plan, and see how the Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities tool informs public spaces to meet climate challenges through resident empowerment.
    NPC188078
    CM | 1.25