NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Increasingly, design guidelines are being employed to regulate and implement development. Yet often these guidelines are too vague to be meaningful or too prescriptive to remain relevant over the long term. Explore how to craft design guidelines to shape development that advances community goals and aspirations for livability, public life, and sustainability.
The modern food hall as a redevelopment tool allows municipalities to re- use underutilized spaces to benefit the public realm. The session examines the transformative nature of food halls through case studies from Atlanta and New York at three scales; micro (under 10,000 SF), neighborhood (20,000 SF- 35,000 SF), and destination (over 45,000 SF).
Are millennials detached from planning? Or are they just engaged in different ways? Increased mobility and global accessibility through technology have produced a generation with diverse needs and interests. Explore why community planning often fails to attract millennials and discuss potential engagement strategies.
This session is a practical exploration of the kind of structures, systems and strategies that need to be in place to maintain continuous economic development and growth through inevitable changes in administration.
America may be on the precipice of technological and social changes which can substantially alter the planning and management of regions. What are the best local government and regional models for economic progress and innovation in the U.S. towards a more collaborative, evidence based, equitable and sustainable model?
Latino planners can face a number of distinct professional challenges. Identify the biggest professional development challenges you face as a Latino planner and explore how to address these challenges. Share your experiences and develop contacts with other Latinos in the planning profession.
What does the future hold for new urbanism? Join a lightning-round "talk-style" session on the future of new urbanism in general and places like Seaside, Fla., in particular.
Explore common problems and learn practical solutions through a lively, engaging discussion with fellow planning commissioners and officials. Topics may range from ethics and new development to a stagnant economy and working productively with planning staff.
A successful project requires a mutually supportive relationship between agencies and consultants, including communication, honesty, and ethical behavior. This session will pair the AICP Code of Ethics with everyone’s responsibilities to ultimately create a successful project for the community.
This session will show how to implement a process to protect a community’s water, without adversely affecting private property rights. In addition, an ASA will be discussed for waterbodies that are already impaired.
Distinguished leaders from APA, ASLA, and AIA discuss the challenges for women in the future of our allied professions. What will it take to close the pay gap? How have our cities begun to reflect the shift toward women in decision-making roles?
Communities are increasingly using corridor studies to learn how to balance traffic capacity, capture multimodal opportunities, and increase quality of life. Three cities—Saint Paul, Minn., El Dorado, AR., and Spartanburg, S.C.—will share approaches to planning processes that produced context-sensitive results.
Public discourse on community sustainability and resilience tends to ignore the vulnerabilities of communities of color, who are disproportionately at risk from climate change impacts, because many occupy flood-prone land. Join us for a frank, interactive discussion on this issue.
Join fellow small town and rural planners to discuss economic development strategies. Explore the small town or rural area planner’s role and share realistic tips on establishing effective economic development for America’s diverse small towns and rural areas.
Congress appropriated large sums for Sandy recovery. Planning requirements for recipient communities were significant, involving a series of consultant-aided steps over many months, including mitigation strategies. Planning was managed by state government, guided by committees in each community.
In an “office hours” format, this session allows participants to get answers to questions and discuss fair housing topics they find most interesting or challenging. Topics include: regional assessments; linking plans; data and strategy development; and new rule basics.