NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2
#9116509

Join fellow planners on a one-day Community Planning Workshop in Howard Beach, Queens. Work with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety to help design a sustainable water management strategy to plan for reduced environmental impacts and increase neighborhood resiliency.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 4.50
#9107928
Saturday, May 6 | 11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Newark is the largest city in the New Jersey. The City experienced decades of population decline triggered by rebellions in the late 1960’s. However, in the last half of the 20th century, Newark started to see an increase in population, and is projected to gain an additional 68,000 residents by 2040. Planners will showcase some of Newark’s most recent development initiatives.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113531
Saturday, May 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Visit Radburn—where every generation of planners since 1928 has been inspired to create neighborhoods out of neighbors and separate automobiles from pedestrians—and learn about a vision crafted by local officials to improve the pedestrian environment near its train station and commercial area.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | noon
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $50.00
CM | 4.50
#9107922

This mobile session will be co-hosted by AKRF, Inc., and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. It is easily accessible by transit and will be  a walking tour that within a relatively short distance will present significant historical, cultural, social, immigration, and urban revitalization experiences that will tell the 350-year story of Flushing as a centralized settlement for people, culture

Michael Meyers | Ellen Kodakek | Robert White | Simon Gerson

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 4.50
#9114726

Join members of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force for a presentation about this historically and culturally significant site. Learn about the history of the burial ground, events leading to a project commemorating it, and strategies for incorporating this project into community-wide economic development goals.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $60.00
CM | 3
#9115199

New York is a city of islands.  Participants in this orientation tour will get to know it best by boat!   From history, to ecology, to infrastructure, to architecture, to transportation, to commerce to changing uses and resiliency challenges, it all happens on the water.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $40.00
CM | 3
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Saturday, May 6 | 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Walking tour of North Park Slope in Brooklyn and discussing the gentrification and displacement impacts of a rezoning in 2003, as well as lessons learned to protect tenants form displacement and promote affordable and diverse neighborhoods.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115189
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

This tour is focused on the experiences of immigrants coming to, living in, and departing from New York City’s Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods. The tour will identify the local human impacts of global economic forces in a ‘global city.’

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115192
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Greenwich Village is known to be a cultural melting pot. Participants will learn how it is steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history.  The tour will show  where and how the Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115187
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Lower Manhattan is New York City’s oldest neighborhood and one of its most vibrant and dynamic communities. Participants will learn how Lower Manhattan’s four centuries of history can be traced from its beginnings as a colonial seaport through its rise to global financial prominence and its current role as a premier global city.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115196
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

This orientation tour will demonstrate how Midtown Manhattan is one of the most exciting and diverse areas of New York City.  Midtown Manhattan, the largest central business district in the world, is home to countless world-class destinations, with more than 50 million visitors each year.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113497

The Hudson Bergen Light Rail has been a transformational force along NJ's Gold Coast, right across the river from NYC. Hop on a ferry to NJ, and board a private light rail vehicle. Representatives of NJ Transit and planners from municipalities along the route will discuss their experiences from the initial planning in the 1990s to the present.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $20.00
#9116826

Spend a few hours with other conference attendees helping to NYC parks. Project elements may include gardening (planting, mulching, weeding, erosion control); painting (fences, benches), and similar tasks to spruce up and care for the park. You'll definitely want to pack a pair of shoes that can get dirty, but we will supply you a t-shirt to take home.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2
#9113929

The East Harlem Neighborhood Plan—a community-led vision for the proposed upzoning of East Harlem—was recently finalized. Visit a sampling of successful existing developments and institutions, historic cultural assets, and potential project sites while discussing stakeholder initiatives and programs already under way as a result of the plan.

Betsy MacLean | Afua Atta-Mensah | George Sarkissian | Ahmed Tigani | Adam Lubinsky, AICP | Angel Mescain

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $95.00
CM | 8
#9113248

The APA NY Metro Chapter includes rural Sullivan County, where the Woodstock Festival took place in 1969. This tour will explore the relationships of NYC to these outer reaches from water to special interest groups to extreme commuters. The relationships are complex and the issues are ones that will be faced by more and more communities.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115213

This tour is focused on the experiences of immigrants coming to, living in, and departing from New York City’s Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods. The tour will identify the local human impacts of global economic forces in a ‘global city.’

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115214

Greenwich Village is known to be a cultural melting pot. Participants will learn how it is steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history.  The tour will show  where and how the Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115200

Lower Manhattan is New York City’s oldest neighborhood and one of its most vibrant and dynamic communities. Participants will learn how Lower Manhattan’s four centuries of history can be traced from its beginnings as a colonial seaport through its rise to global financial prominence and its current role as a premier global city.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115215

This orientation tour will demonstrate how Midtown Manhattan is one of the most exciting and diverse areas of New York City.  Midtown Manhattan, the largest central business district in the world, is home to countless world-class destinations, with more than 50 million visitors each year.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9114725

Tour two historic Staten Island sites undergoing major change, thanks to the proactive efforts of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Learn how a former city tuberculosis hospital is being reshaped into a healthy community to confront new epidemics, and how a historic poor farm is being rehabilitated to house a rapidly aging population.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2.50
#9113496

Take a walking tour of the World Trade Center's impressive outdoor built environment. The tour will focus on the contribution of this new public space to New York’s urban fabric as well as the planning and design elements that make it such a successful and inclusive addition to the city's outdoor environment.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107937

Explore the recovery of the Breezy Point community, devastated in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy. This walking tour will delve into the disaster itself; state and federal recovery programs implemented in its aftermath; beach restoration; and residential, commercial, and infrastructure reconstruction.

Tom Womeldurf, AICP | Christopher Fennell | Jawanza Nyahuma | Nazzareno Callipo | Arthur Lighthall | Program Director Build It Back New York

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107527

Navigate the history, community culture, gentrification and future of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights black neighborhoods. View how quality-of life, revitalization, affordable housing, development, public improvements, and community character collide in how communities grapple between preservation and evolution.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | noon
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
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Use Bronx history to study how affordable housing can stabilize neighborhoods, how embracing grass roots efforts and cultural identity can strengthen planning and help overcome the divide created by transportation infrastructure. Visit Arthur Avenue, one of America's Great Streets.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $30.00
CM | 4
#9121355

The East New York Neighborhood Plan was the first plan developed by the current administration to address local and citywide needs for affordable housing, economic development and community resources. This tour will lead you through this diverse neighborhood stopping at key sites to be developed with new housing, a school and other resources.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $60.00
CM | 3
#9115216

New York is a city of islands.  Participants in this orientation tour will get to know it best by boat!   From history, to ecology, to infrastructure, to architecture, to transportation, to commerce to changing uses and resiliency challenges, it all happens on the water.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9114711

Tour Forest Hills Gardens, a historic garden community in Queens, and view plans for the QueensWay, a proposed 3.5-mile linear park on an abandoned rail line that will provide much-needed public green space.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1:45 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 5
#9107618

The walking-tour will introduce the place and the people who have been part of Stonewall’s history. The audience will examine what makes a place significant from the perspective of cultural history, and be provided an in-depth look into the national monument.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107523
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Boat tour of New York Harbor and Jamaica Bay to educate planners about this urban coastal region- from Superstorm Sandy recovery work, to resiliency planning, to management planning aimed at a new vision for resource stewardship and improved access.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9113495

Stroll through 400 years of development and progress on this tour led by Jersey City's long-time (but now retired) planning director. Learn the behind-the-scenes stories of the transformations that produced the “Gold Coast,” the fastest-growing part of the New York Metro region.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107422
Monday, May 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

As climate changes, urban communities with combined sewers must build adaptive capacity to adjust to increasing flood risk. Explore innovative adaptation and mitigation planning tools in the City of Hoboken, New Jersey on a bicycle tour of resilient infrastructure improvements.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107555
Monday, May 8 | 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Public and private investments have changed the nature of public spaces in the Meatpacking District.  A short stretch of Gansevoort Street highlights the variety and interaction between traditional public space (a plaza at 9th Avenue), creatively reused infrastructure (the High Line and Hudson River parks), and cultural institutions that embrace the street (the Whitney Museum).

Scott Newman | Lisa Switkin | Noreen Doyle

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113669
Monday, May 8 | 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Take a walking tour of Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, N.Y. , the historic site of two World’s Fairs. Learn about this enduring open space, see the “Panorama of New York” from the 1964 Word's Fair, and hear what its new Strategic Framework Plan holds for the future of this place.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 11 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
CM | 5
#9113071

Explore how the City of Stamford went from a charming  New England city with a local economic base, a historic downtown, beautiful residential neighborhoods, and a short commute to New York City to becoming a boomtown.

David Woods | Ralph Blessing | robin stein | Thomas Madden, AICP | Vineeta Mathur, AICP

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 12:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9114742
Monday, May 8 | 12:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Take a ferry ride across Raritan Bay and tour county, state and national historic sites in Monmouth County, N.J. You will learn how historic preservation, restoration, public finance, and public-private partnerships combine to create tourism experiences while preserving local and national history.

Paul Gleitz, AICP | Jeff Szalc | Chris Davidson | Margaret Carlsen | Anthony Mercantante, AICP | Sanyogita Chavan, AICP | Amy Sarrinikolaou, AICP | Gail Hunton | Ryan Rochelle | Pete McCarthy

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107426
Monday, May 8 | 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

As climate changes, urban coastal communities must build adaptive capacity to adjust to increasing flood risk. Explore innovative climate adaptation and pre-disaster mitigation planning tools in the City of Hoboken, New Jersey on a bicycle tour of resilient infrastructure improvements.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113942

Join this walking tour and explore Flushing's history as a centralized settlement for people, culture, and business. Learn about significant historical, cultural, social, immigration, and urban revitalization experiences that have shaped this part of New York, one of the city's busiest areas.

Simon Gerson | Ellen Kodakek | Michael Meyers | Robert White

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107975

Experience East Williamsburg and Bushwick and the mashup of industrial facades transforming to tech hubs. Step inside tech workspaces and see the contrast of the old and the new through the perspectives of artists, technology entrepreneurs, and community builders.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $65.00
CM | 5.50
#9114720

The Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn has gentrified more than any other New York neighborhood in the last decade. Take a guided walking tour of this unique area, learn how it is handling gentrification efforts, and engage in meaningful conversations about the social impacts of planning initiatives in this community.

Ramon Peguero | Sarita Safarty-Steel | Christopher Allen

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9107911

Explore three Roosevelt Island master plan sites that have been developed since 1969, including Cornell Tech, an innovative new college campus. Discover the challenges and opportunities of master planning over time, and how the plan’s evolution advances this community.

Allison Ruddock, AICP | Andrew Winters | Susan Rosenthal | Colin Koop | Judy Berdy | Amy Crader, AICP

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107867

A tour of Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront neighborhoods reveals in-process transformations of once-industrial areas to thriving centers of hipster cool. Projects spanning the last 15 years demonstrate changing strategies and approaches to public space, integration of uses, and development catalysts.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113668

Central Park’s 843 acres host a staggering 2,500 special events every year. Tour this world-famous park and gain an overview of the kinds of special events that take place in it and how they are managed to ensure the long-term sustainability of its landscapes.

Russell Fredericks | Jamie Warren

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107526

Participants will get a tour the new stations of Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, the largest subway expansion project in New York City. The tour will end at the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center at 125th Street for a presentation on Phase 2 of the project.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $85.00
CM | 7
#9107875
Tuesday, May 9 | 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Visit two nationally-recognized historic properties and learn about policy tools used to protect them. The Glass House is one of the nation’s greatest modern architectural landmarks. Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only national park dedicated to American painting.

Charles Janson | Linda Cook | Gregory Sages

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113529
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

As demand for isolated suburban office parks drops, interest in repurposing these properties grows. Explore Bell Labs research complex in Holmdel, N.J., a vibrant, mixed-use facility in development. Learn about changing workplace trends and the trials and tribulations of the repurposing process while visiting this extraordinary building.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 2.50
#9123992

Broadway is an iconic and historic street stretching the entire length of Manhattan. In Midtown, NYC DOT has redesigned the corridor with a focus on safety, mobility for all users and place making for the world stage.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3
#9123991

See how NYC is increasing biking with its protected bike lane network. Discuss macro issues like ridership demand, phasing strategy as well engineering principles of including mixing zones and split phase signals. See different designs in various contexts, including favoring pedestrian flow, plaza space, and bicycle level of service.