2018 National Planning Conference

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  • Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  210
    Cost Included in Registration

    The USDOT is developing emerging technology to support independent travel for all, including people with disabilities. Hear about six projects to accelerate the development of technologies that improve “complete-trip” accessibility.
    NPC188007
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R09
    Cost Included in Registration

    Suburbs are not destined to be defined by strip malls and excessive parking — many are reinventing themselves into walkable communities. Examine case studies and join a group discussion about how best to adapt sprawling areas into walkable mixed-use places.
    NPC188019
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R03
    Cost Included in Registration

    Learn about the Wasatch Front Central Corridor Study, which provides a leading example of regional collaboration towards shared goals of community mobility and economic growth while establishing creative new performance measures focused on the efficiency of the overall transportation system.
    NPC188141
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R02
    Cost Included in Registration

    Many communities have taken a fresh look at how well buses serve their needs, with some cities redesigning their entire networks. Hear from four areas undertaking or considering redesigns: New Orleans; Houston; King County, Washington (Seattle); and New York City.
    NPC188194
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT
    Room:  213
    Cost Included in Registration

    Explore how to "wrangle" a complex and dated zoning code by simplifying and aligning it with current planning goals and federal laws. Learn how to start the effort, what tools to use, and how to get it adopted.
    NPC188255
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50

  • 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:  11:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $45.00

    This multimodal tour explores Algiers Point and the West Bank areas of New Orleans. Learn how the Regional Transit Authority moves the city’s workforce beyond the urban core. Discuss growing concerns of gentrification in this ethnically diverse, mixed-income part of New Orleans.
    NPC180014
    CM | 3.50

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Room:  213
    Cost Included in Registration

    Instead of competing, transit agencies and technology innovators are collaborating to improve first-mile and last-mile connections. Hear how partnerships between transit and technology in four regions are improving transportation options at transit stations.
    NPC188088
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1:15 PM - 4:45 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $39.00

    Take a walking tour of the Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park.
    NPC180048
    CM | 3

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1:30 PM - 5 PM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $39.00

    What began as a suburban substitute for Bourbon Street is well on its way to becoming a vibrant, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. See and hear about the public engagement, visioning, regulations, infrastructure, financing, and politics that guided this transformation.
    NPC180012
    CM | 3

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  206
    Cost Included in Registration

    Transportation planners help people and products get from point A to point B, so why all the fuss over connectivity? Meet the planners behind the Jamaica Logistics Hub Initiative as they discuss the benefits of thinking globally and planning locally.
    NPC188122
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  207
    Cost Included in Registration

    Washington, D.C., is transforming as aging, auto-dependent suburbs are being revitalized through new suburbanism. Presenting a data-driven approach to transforming sprawl into walkable, sustainable communities, this session will offer insight into and proven methods for suburban design success.
    NPC188130
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Room:  R01
    Cost Included in Registration

    How do you bring the nation's oldest and most heavily used light-rail network into the 21st century? This session will present challenges and solutions developed by the design team to upgrade Boston's surface Green Line stations.
    NPC188268
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Room:  210
    Cost Included in Registration

    This deep-dive charrette will highlight presentations from experts and in-depth conversations about how automated vehicles impact land use, physical city design, urban densification or sprawl, and local vitality and activity.
    NPC189001
    CM | 2.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  R08
    Cost Included in Registration

    Utah’s Silicon Slopes economy has grown rapidly, pressuring infrastructure and affordability. Given geographic constraints and funding limitations, how does the region approach policy and long-range infrastructure, economic development, and land-use planning to ensure “broad and equal access to opportunity”?
    NPC188173
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  R02
    Cost Included in Registration

    Jet packs, massive skyscrapers, pod houses...the future city has been imagined in countless ways. Using Atlanta as a case study, we will look at futures of the city — both past and present — to discuss our changing perspectives of the future metropolis.
    NPC188224
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Room:  213
    Cost Included in Registration

    Renowned experts in the fields of transit planning, economics, development, design, history, and vehicle technology will engage in debate questions raised by the autonomous vehicle in this century, while reflecting on the impact that the car had on the last.
    NPC188251
    CM | 1.25

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $70.00

    Tour NOLA on bike and explore exciting planning projects that promote sustainability in the Crescent City. See the city like it is meant to be seen (on two wheels!) and learn from local planners along the way.
    NPC180036
    CM | 2.50

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  213
    Cost Included in Registration

    Dockless bike-share is on a roll, but is it an advance for ubiquitous, on-demand travel or "mobility spam"? This session looks at planning and policy techniques to integrate dockless bike-share into your campus or city’s transportation system.
    NPC188162
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Room:  206
    Cost Included in Registration

    After more than 50 years as the industry standard, auto-oriented level of service is falling out of favor across the transportation community. Learn about innovations in multimodal transportation-performance evaluation from those leading the charge to change this outdated paradigm.
    NPC188229
    CM | 1.25

  • Ticket Required

    Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Room:  Mobile Workshop Departure Area
    Regular
    $20.00

    Explore local transit with the advocacy organization Ride New Orleans. See firsthand how public engagement and community action have impacted transit investments, including the Algiers Ferry terminal, downtown transit hub, Cemeteries Transit Center, and the RTA strategic mobility plan.
    NPC180001
    CM | 2.50

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  206
    Cost Included in Registration

    Scenario planning helps planning professionals prepare for an uncertain future. Learn how to develop a shared vision for the present and future by analyzing forces impacting planning issues such as health, transportation, land use, the economy, and the environment.
    NPC188006
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Room:  R09
    Cost Included in Registration

    The Metro-Orlando area of Florida consistently ranks at or near the top of the “Dangerous by Design” list for pedestrian safety. Learn how Central Florida is working to reverse dangerous trends by planning for and implementing complete streets.
    NPC188049
    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:  210
    Cost Included in Registration

    Legare Bridge in Charleston, S.C., provides a critical link to the city's downtown — but only if you're driving. After years of effort, what will finally change that? Hear from four perspectives: city leadership, local advocate, neighboring suburbia, and regional planning.
    NPC188031
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Room:  213
    Cost Included in Registration

    Autonomous vehicles will begin to revolutionize mobility in communities across the nation by 2020. This session will present the latest research from APA, along with examples of places that are introducing shared autonomous vehicles to reshape development.
    NPC188165
    CM | 1.25

  • 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

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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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    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
    Cost Included in Registration

    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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    For the first time in more than 60 years, the United States could become a net exporter of energy. What do the U.S. shale revolution and increased production of liquified natural gas imply for U.S. port, maritime, road, and intermodal infrastructure and planning?
    NPC187072

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Like many other cities, Kansas City is experiencing significant revitalization and renewed interest in the urban core. With the proposed expansion of the Kansas City Streetcar, urban design principles that enhance the public realm should guide transit-oriented development investment.
    NPC187073

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    How can planners encourage inclusive growth in Hawaii in the face of climate change and economic vulnerability? This University of Hawai'i-Manoa student-designed site plan aims to leverage state-owned land to encourage culturally sensitive transit-oriented development along Honolulu’s new rail corridor.
    NPC187080

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

    What’s changed for bicycling and walking in New Orleans since APA’s last visit in 2010? Hint: LOTS! This count-program data provides key insights into the who, how, when, and where of the city’s rise as an active transportation destination.
    NPC187015

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

    An evaluation of options to implement transit circulators in a suburban community, including the use of self-driving vehicles.
    NPC187016

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

    The Pan-Arab Highway is under construction in Lebanon, bringing conflict and change. We will delineate threats and opportunities emerging from the marriage of an International highway and towns shaped by historic trade routes in Beqaa, Lebanon.
    NPC187084

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

    Seaports anchor shorelines and economies for some of the nation’s largest metro areas. What is involved in mapping out a port’s future? Explore port master planning, the primary tool used to shape land use decisions, development policy, and vision.
    NPC187018

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

    A railroad that passes through the heart of its campus offers the University of Georgia a unique opportunity to initiate a light-rail transit system.
    NPC187090

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

    Communities are racing to ensure that their communications infrastructure will support reliable transportation and mobility services. This poster explains the shared communication infrastructure model and systems (cell tower, small cell, and fiber) and explores planning for future mobility needs.
    NPC187022

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

    Transit agency partnerships with shared-mobility services to supplement gaps in fixed-route coverage, frequency, and service span are proliferating. Nelson\Nygaard has developed a unique geospatial methodology to identify places best suited for these partnerships, using demographic and transit performance factors.
    NPC187023

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

    Learn about a planning process — proven to attract outside funding — that develops, prioritizes, and creates a funding and implementation strategy for projects using a performance-based process, with guidance and leadership from local stakeholders.
    NPC187024

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    We find that small changes in street connectivity result in big gains for student walking. Advanced network-optimization techniques designed to identify new street connections can increase the number of residences within the walking distance of schools.
    NPC187097

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Does street design impact mode choice differently among genders? This cross-sectional study in New Orleans, where fewer than one-third of bicyclists are women, finds evidence of strong relationships between six streetscape factors and the presence or absence of female bicyclists.
    NPC187098