NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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This session presents a planning process that uses future flood risk as the framework for forward-looking coastal protection regulations. Speakers will describe strategies local officials can implement to reshape coastal development to reduce exposure and minimize repetitive harm and losses.
Zoning ordinances often prevent the built form that makes great urban neighborhoods. Learn how two cities employed different approaches—one tactical, the other comprehensive—to fix this problem..
In this 'doctor is in' type session, planners working in diverse communities can get advice from their peers. Topics available for discussion include affordable housing, arts and culture, economic development, gentrification, public health, public transportation and zoning.
The session introduces opportunity analysis and its roots in neighborhood effects. It then describes how opportunity analysis has been used to meet HUD’s fair housing regulations and develop sustainable development plans. Finally, it introduces new opportunity mapping tools.
Climate change is providing for an uncertain future. A key challenge is translating the uncertainty of climate science into planning policies for resilient communities. The panel will discuss how Cambridge, MA and Washington D.C. preparedness plans as case studies.
Attendees will learn about three supply chain studies (Food, Fuel and General Supply Chain Infrastructure) that have been recently completed, giving NYC government officials a comprehensive look at how goods move in and around the city.
Jersey City has come a long way from its days as the railhead of the nation. With almost 400 years of history, this place boasts many layers and stories and will soon be New Jersey's largest city. Hear this fascinating urban success story, as told by its planning director of more than a quarter of a century, and learn how to apply its lessons to your community.
Learn from an ecologist, a county planner, and planning consultants how a science-based, community-guided planning effort led to the creation of an ecological network map and practical tools to support community resilience along the rural-to-urban transect.
Climate change is anticipated to have profound effects in Hawaii. Hawaii state and county governments recognize that mitigating and adapting to the negative economic, political, environmental, health, and social effects will require immediate and unprecedented levels of inter-governmental cooperation.
Population, industry and recreation adjacent to urban waterways have dramatically shifted over the last decade. Chicago, New York City and Spokane are grappling with these trends and developed action plans to collaboratively address perceptions and tensions while redefining their riverfronts.
Many cities regularly give out various tax incentives, credits, and rebates to induce additional (and much needed) development within the community. But are these incentives really needed? And how much incentive is too much?
Over the last 50 years the New York City Economic Development Corporation has helped stabilize and transform the City’s economy. Featuring three NYCEDC presidents including its first and its current leader, this panel will reflect on major projects of the past as well as NYCEDC’s vision for the future.
Hurricane Sandy underscored the region's need to advance coastal resiliency planning which is magnified by the potential threat of more frequent and intensive coastal storm events. Explore the six award winning design approaches, created as a result of HUD's Rebuild by Design competition.
Washington is a hub of innovative stormwater management approaches, from ground-level green infrastructure and landscape design to top-level policy like stormwater retention credit trading. Session will discuss implementation of these cutting-edge approaches at the water utility, local, and federal levels.
Explore an overview of opportunities to leverage big data in various aspects of planning. Learn how advances in technology and the democratization of technical knowledge opens up new modes of creating technical solutions.
Non-traditional economic models — from creative and sharing economies to urban design and quality of life amenities — are increasingly vital considerations for developing robust economic strategies. Explore the opportunities presented by proactive and multi-faceted approaches to planning for tomorrow’s economy.
Gain an overview of the Together North Jersey initiative, its vision, and its plan for implementing the many strategies delineated in the plan. It will showcase 3 key success stories of diverse local initiatives around the region, all of which are well on their way towards implementing real change in their communities.