NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110264
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Arts and Culture

Explore creative placemaking from the community up, grounded in values fostering belonging, equity, racial justice, and inclusion. We will share local case studies from diverse urban and rural contexts, tools and resources, and creative participatory planning and community engagement practices.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109973
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

A new tool, the fiscally standardized cities (FiSC) database, can be used by cities to benchmark their fiscal data to comparable cities and thereby explore new measures for local fiscal health in U.S. cities.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110084
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

The trends of population aging and climate-related events are profound on communities everywhere. Older adults are especially vulnerable to projected changes in frequency and /or intensity of climate-related events. Efforts to increase their individual preparedness require a paradigm shift.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110145
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions

With over a third of US adults obese, there is a national movement to address the obesity epidemic.  The environments where we live, learn, work, and play directly influence health behaviors, the cost of healthcare, and quality of life.strategies for integrating health into comprehensive plans and design guidelines.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109882
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Planners nationwide are dealing with the reality of sea level rise brought on by climate change. This discussion will allow planners to share their experiences dealing with the impact of sea level rise on their communities and the profession.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109370
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Food Systems

Many communities across the country – both urban and rural – struggle with challenging social, economic and health related issues like poverty, racial inequities, chronic disease, and economic disinvestment. Examine two projects championed by APA’s Planning and Community Health Center, which support communities strengthening local food systems planning: Growing Food Connections and Plan4Health.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110055
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Key players in diverse municipalities—San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston—speak to challenges and opportunities afforded by expanding inclusionary housing through density bonus incentives. Listen in as they consider differences between state and city laws and how to address regional specificity.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110279
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary food-system planning. Learn about Vermont’s statewide food system plan, a three-county regional food system plan, and the way planners are coordinating implementation of these plans at the community level with diverse stakeholders.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109684
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Examine the criticisms of NEPA environmental reviews, changes to process, and items that can be improved. Does NEPA kill projects? Does it force good planning? Discuss the controversies surrounding NEPA and its adaptations over the years.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110260
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Urban flooding, caused by rainfall overwhelming the drainage system, is common in the Chicago region. Discover how engineers, planners, and community organizers are collaborating to reduce damages to homes and businesses and adapt to climate change.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110287
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are essential to healthy, connected, vibrant communities. Cultural plans create roadmaps to engage creative and cultural assets as partners in meeting various municipal goals. Discover how cultural plans become key components at city, neighborhood, and district-levels.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109385
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

State and MPOs are moving to a performance driven approach to making decisions about to align transportation spending with goals, criteria and performance measures. This session highlights exemplars, offering communities best practices for moving towards a new approach.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
#9109525
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Co-sponsored by APA’s Divisions Council (DC) and Student Representatives Council (SRC), this event will showcase the work of student finalists in this inaugural competition. A panel of judges will choose the final winner of a $1,000 cash prize.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9118439
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions

These brisk, 7-minute presentations can be serious, funny, and creative. When planners start musing, you may be surprised by what they say.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 2.50
#9109618
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109290
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Reinforcement of racial and cultural competence in all planning areas is needed to improve planning’s effectiveness. Four case studies show long-range planning grounded in inclusivity and cultural competence at the federal, regional MPO, city, neighborhood and community levels.