2020 National Planning Conference

2020 National Planning Conference



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  • Divisions Joint Day of Service

    Join APA's Divisions for a Day of Service in the Northside of Houston for a community beautification event. Paint a mural, paint a basketball court, and replant a community garden.
    April 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191792
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland A's Baseball Game

    Come to Minute Maid Park and watch the Houston Astros play the Oakland A's before the conference kicks off. Since 2009, the Astros have been over the .500 mark in seven of nine seasons, and promise another season of stunning offense and shut-down pitching.
    April 24, 2020, 7:10 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9191981
  • AICP Community Planning Workshop

    As part of the National Planning Conference, the American Institute of Certified Planners sponsors the Community Planning Workshop, a one-day event that engages community leaders, citizens, and guest planners in discussing and proposing specific solutions to urban planning challenges. This year's workshop is in East Houston.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9193481
    CM | 4
  • Orientation Tour (Saturday morning)

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9191982
    CM | 3
  • Celebrating Diversity Along Brays Bayou Greenway

    Bike along Brays Bayou Greenway and experience the diversity of parks and people that this linear park connects. Participants will stop at Mason Park (nature), Gragg Park (history), Smither Park (art), MacGregor Park (community), and Hermann Park (signature park).
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $98.00
    #9189962
    CM | 3
  • Project Row Houses

    Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors and artists in collective creative action to help sustain opportunities in communities.
    April 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $65.00
    #9189963
    CM | 2
  • Engaging Youth in Evolving Metropolitan Environments

    Youth build vibrant communities! Partner with the City of Houston to realize its Texas Children in Nature plan. Participants will learn strategies to engage youth, practical applications through activities with local youth, and actionable steps to inform the strategic plan of the city.
    April 25, 2020, 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $70.00
    #9189901
    CM | 2.75
  • The Beautiful Game's Planning Impacts

    Put on your walking shoes (or cleats) as we take a stroll to and through East Downtown and learn about the impact of soccer on local, national, and international development.
    April 25, 2020, 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9189819
    CM | 2.50
  • METRO’s Rail System and Operations

    Look inside METRO’s rail system and operations — a service that provides safe, reliable, and convenient ways to travel to Downtown, the Medical Center, and Houston's oldest African-American communities, while connecting to Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.
    April 25, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $30.00
    #9189872
    CM | 3
  • Downtown TOD: Capitol/Rusk Corridor

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $25.00
    #9189982
    CM | 2.50
  • Historic Art/Architecture in Houston's Commercial Development

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $25.00
    #9189800
    CM | 2
  • Say Yes! Affordable Homes Tour

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $50.00
    #9189911
    CM | 2
  • Explore the New Northside Bike Network

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $90.00
    #9189922
    CM | 3.50
  • Wanderlust on Buffalo Bayou

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9189972
    CM | 2
  • Orientation Tour (Saturday afternoon)

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9191984
    CM | 3
  • Cinco Ranch, Driving and Walking Tour

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9189984
    CM | 4
  • Partnerships for Healthy Planning

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $50.00
    #9191861
    CM | 1.50
  • Downtown Houston Dine Around

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to April 25, 2020, 10:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $80.00
    #9193772
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    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.
    April 25, 2020, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $35.00
    #9191985
  • Pure Country — Theater Under the Stars

    Theatre Under The Stars presents the world premiere professional production of the new musical, Pure Country.
    April 25, 2020, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $70.00
    #9191986
  • 5k Fun Run and Walk

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. CDT
    Cost
    $25.00
    #9191987
  • Houston's Mid-Century Architecture and the Dome

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT
    Cost
    $70.00
    #9189973
    CM | 4
  • Optimizing the Transit Experience Through BOOST

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. CDT
    Cost
    $30.00
    #9189874
    CM | 3
  • Tour of Houston Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $75.00
    #9189924
    CM | 7
  • Getting Around Sugar Land by Bike

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $97.00
    #9189860
    CM | 3
  • Bienvenidos to East End Houston!

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT
    Cost
    $75.00
    #9189811
    CM | 2
  • Montrose, an APA Great Neighborhood in America

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $65.00
    #9193379
    CM | 3
  • Orientation Tour (Sunday morning)

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9191988
    CM | 3
  • The Woodlands: Planning and Sustainability Success

    The Woodlands is arguably the most successful master-planned community in the U.S., a place where residents can truly “live, work, play, and learn.” Take an extensive tour and learn about the community's planning, development, unique environmental approach, and successes and challenges.
    April 26, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $65.00
    #9189954
    CM | 2
  • Toxic Houston: Environmental Justice Workshop

    Join Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), a Houston-based nonprofit, on a tour of the Houston Ship Channel to learn how low-income communities of color continue to shoulder the burden of legacy contamination.
    April 26, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $65.00
    #9191862
    CM | 3.75
  • Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Workshop (Mid-level Managers)

    Participate in a simulated “incident” that is used to prepare local, state, and federal crisis and disaster response staff for real-time crises in coordination with private sector partners.
    April 26, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $75.00
    #9189986
    CM | 4
  • Connecting Communities: Alternate Service Vehicles

    METRO’s Alternate Service Vehicles, known as Community Connectors, bring personalized, curb-to-destination services in Houston areas that may not have the density and infrastructure to support regular, fixed-route bus service. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the dispatch unit and vehicles.
    April 26, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9189865
    CM | 3
  • Levy Park: An Urban Oasis

    Levy Park has been transformed into a world-class space offering opportunities to connect, experience, do, and play. Visitors enjoy a variety of activity areas, a dog park, community garden, creative landscaping, and year-round programs and events.
    April 26, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $55.00
    #9189955
    CM | 3
  • Bike Ride Through Buffalo Bayou Park

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $75.00
    #9189974
    CM | 2
  • Orientation Tour (Sunday afternoon)

    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.
    April 26, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9191989
    CM | 3
  • Downtown Houston Pub Crawl

    Tour a variety of bars that follow the history of Downtown Houston. Walk at a leisurely pace and hear the history of the area and its residents. Tour includes one drink at all three stops and appetizers.
    April 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to April 26, 2020, 9:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $80.00
    #9193773
  • Yoga Class

    Join your fellow NPC attendees at this hour-long, instructor-led yoga session. Dress in appropriate athletic gear and bring a sweatshirt or jacket.
    April 27, 2020, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CDT
    Cost
    $25.00
    #9191991
  • Downtown Bryan and Texas A&M University

    Visit two east-central Texas marvels, Historic Downtown Bryan and Texas A&M University. These two places with lots of history, tradition, and exceptional character highlight the importance of planning in creating communities of lasting value.
    April 27, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $75.00
    #9189835
    CM | 7
  • 2020 Federal Planning Division Student Workshop

    For students only,The Federal Planning Division will hold its annual workshop in Houston at the C. Baldwin Hilton Curio Collection hotel from April 27–30, 2020, in conjunction with the National Planning Conference. Our workshop theme this year is Houston, We Have a Problem. Students: Use this link to register.
    April 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $150.00
    #9191795
  • 2020 Federal Planning Division Workshop

    The Federal Planning Division will hold its annual workshop in Houston at the C. Baldwin Hilton Curio Collection hotel from April 27–30, 2020, in conjunction with the National Planning Conference.
    April 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $375.00
    #9191777
  • Harvest Green: Houston’s First Agrihood

    Harvest Green is a 1,300-acre master-planned community in Richmond, Texas, and the first Houston-area development centered around a community farm.
    April 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9189987
    CM | 4
  • Putting the "Urb" in Suburb

    Sixty years after incorporation, Sugar Land finds itself emerging as a once small company town into a thriving destination venue. Learn how the city has navigated this transition through successful public-private partnerships, community involvement, historic preservation, and land use planning.
    April 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $60.00
    #9189824
    CM | 4
  • Above and Below Downtown: Streets and Tunnels

    A six-mile network of tunnels and skywalks connects downtown Houston. While the privatized system provides air-conditioned routes between buildings, it detracts from the public realm. Explore Houston's underground, equal parts hidden gem and bane of walkable urbanism.
    April 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $55.00
    #9189975
    CM | 4
  • On Conducting a Cultural Landscape Assessment

    Visit downtown's Tranquility Park and learn to inventory and document cultural landscape conditions, determine period(s) of historic significance, evaluate landscape integrity through analyzing contributing features and elements, and develop treatment options.
    April 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9189825
    CM | 5
  • Boomtown: Placemaking Among Industry

    Visit Baytown, Texas, where industrial development is dominant. With a tremendous economic boom occurring in the city, Baytown answers the challenge of offering a high quality of life to its citizens and visitors in a place where industry is king.
    April 27, 2020, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $55.00
    #9189976
    CM | 2
  • Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank

    Wetlands play an important role in mitigating project impacts and natural hazards. Join local staff on a tour of the Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank as they explain the benefits of the program and how it promotes climate change resiliency.
    April 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $50.00
    #9189887
    CM | 2
  • Uptown Houston Transformed

    Combining transportation practicality with urban design, Uptown Houston, METRO, Texas Department of Transportation, and City of Houston joined forces to dramatically improve transit service, while preserving existing auto access and creating a beautifully landscaped pedestrian environment along Post Oak Boulevard.
    April 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9189946
    CM | 3.50
  • A Freight Rail Tour of Houston

    Loop through Houston's East Side, which is dense with rail. Freight rail is a critical part of national transpiration and local economies, with significant impacts on neighborhoods and local transportation networks. If planners understand how rail works they can work with railroads to benefit everyone.
    April 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9189916
    CM | 3
  • Retrofitting Suburbia in Houston's Westchase District

    Visit one of Houston’s major employment centers, Westchase District, in West Houston to see how recent initiatives are reshaping this community’s suburban development pattern into one with walkable connections to neighborhoods, parks, and public transit, and shaping future redevelopment.
    April 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $60.00
    #9189845
    CM | 3
  • From Disaster to Resilience: Houston Arboretum

    Join lead planner Conners Ladner and conservation director Emily Mandelson on a tour of the beloved Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Topics include landscape resilience, habitat restoration, educational programming, and creative stormwater management.
    April 27, 2020, 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9189836
    CM | 3

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