NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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What is "Vision Zero"? How have cities pursued this ambitious goal? Learn from the experiences of five Vision Zero cities, assess your city’s progress around key Vision Zero themes, and leave with concrete steps to improve transportation safety at home.
New York's Regional Plan Association has a long history of creating groundbreaking regional plans. Learn how the RPA engaged a wide range of stakeholders to develop its hotly anticipated fourth plan -- and how that plan will address the major economic, environmental, and transportation challenges facing the tri-state region.
Learn how cities can reap the full value of transit by transforming their streets into places for people, supporting great transit with a suite of innovative street designs embodied in NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide and Urban Street Design Guide.
This interactive session with audience/attendee real-time input that will be integrated with curriculum, describes the latest best practices in parking management, sustainable green design and the coincident role of next gen mobility technology and services has in achieving sustainability and travel benefits in cities and regions.
Memos, staff reports, master plans all require focused ideas and vivid language to be effective. Through discussion and hands-on work, attendees will shape concepts, refine ideas, and convey them accurately and creatively. Get your pencils and be ready to rewrite!
In this workshop, held at the New York Marriott Marquis, participants will learn about the strategic options they have in conflict situations and will develop the skills needed to implement them. Role plays and debriefings will enable participants to gain insights into common negotiation mistakes, learn about and apply best practices.
With rapidly changing demographics, economic trends, and development velocity, the timeless techniques of great urban design are needed now more than ever. Through the use of lively presentations, hands-on exercises and walking tours, this workshop will explore a variety of topics designed to dig deeper into the role of urban design in the future of our communities.
The AICP Exam Prep Workshop will cover the updated AICP exam content outline, a brief tutorial on the application process, and an overview of the five sections of the exam. Fifteen minutes at the end of the workshop are set aside for Q & A. Seating is limited.
Learn about APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and take a deep dive into its resource toolkit. Work with the presenters to apply the toolkit’s standards and scoring system to a sample comprehensive plan.
Session will highlight the barriers to recruitment, retention, and integration of diversity in planning. Learn about APA Diversity Committee efforts and recent studies that explore perceptions and personal experiences of diversity in the workplace, practice, and education. Participants will share tangible strategies to foster diversity and promote culturally competent planning.
Diverse views of environmentally responsible brownfields redevelopment with innovative case studies across US. How very different communities navigate the challenges of remediation, funding, infrastructure and community concerns to achieve long term sustainability; a discussion of how brownfield redevelopment has matured.
Major shared transportation modes—such as bikesharing, carsharing, ridesourcing, and alternative transit services—are changing how people travel and are having a transformative effect on mobility and local planning. Learn about the role of shared mobility in urban planning.
Learn scenario analysis skills and tools to engage stakeholders and analyze planning decisions. Gain hands-on experience in both simulated scenario planning activities and common scenario analysis tools.
Join us in exploring how communities along the rural to urban transect are developing partnerships and implementing creative strategies to promote physical activity and access to healthy foods. Participate in evaluating the role of contextual factors in health planning work.
Is it an easement or a fee interest? Dedication or conveyance? Planners’ work is closely intertwined with interests in land. This session offers an overview of everything a planner wants to know about real estate law.