NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Visit several communities analyzed in a recent regional planning initiative, themed “Cultivating Opportunities for Sustainable Development,” that evaluated the desire and readiness for transit-oriented development in many pre- and post-World War II communities in Nassau County, New York.
In the 1940s a group of young New York professionals were inspired to create a community with Frank Lloyd Wright. Come learn more about and tour the Usonia Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Explore how one town initiated redevelopment of a downtown, tourist destination and economically depressed community.
Gain an insider’s view of the nation’s largest and busiest train station and learn about its history and plans for its future. Visit the newly opened Moynihan Station Lower Concourse, the first phase of the Moynihan Station Project to convert the historic Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall.
Explore Washington Heights, a classic ‘port of entry’ neighborhood in Upper Manhattan at the New York foot of the George Washington Bridge. It has now become a social and political center for the growing Dominican and other Caribbean communities in the New York area.
The critical modernization of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) has begun. Tour this leading airport and see up close how the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is collaborating with private partners to revitalize and unify terminals, increase airfield efficiency, and redevelop LGA into a world-class gateway.
Participatory budgeting (PB) has engaged hundreds of thousands of diverse New Yorkers in directly deciding how to spend hundreds of millions of capital dollars. Tour PB-funded projects in the Chinese and Latinx immigrant enclave of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which boasts NYc's highest per capita participation in PB. Learn how your municipality can adopt this civic engagement innovation.
A shuttle/walking tour through three neighborhoods in the City hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, focusing on the resiliency aspects implemented post-Sandy. Along the route, experts on key resiliency aspects will join us. Lunch will be included.
Once Long Island’s most economically distressed community, Wyandanch is in the midst of a complete transformation that serves as a nationwide model for new transit-oriented development brought about by a ground-up community-based approach to neighborhood revitalization.
Tour fabled Roosevelt Island, a unique town-within-a-city located between Manhattan and Queens. Explore this close-knit urban enclave and learn about its historic significance and current period of dynamic change.
Explore the famed (but long-neglected) Coney Island waterfront and explore how resilience and community planning are redefining how New York responds to rising sea levels and threats from climate change to the area. Learn about the area's history, strategic initiatives, and economic development goals, as well as promising projects in the pipeline.
Elijah Hutchinson | Gillian Connell | Catherine Nguyen
Take an Uptown train to the now-thriving Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, devastated by New York’s fiscal crisis of the 1970s. The tour will focus on how developing affordable housing helped revitalize the neighborhood, which saw most of its original housing stock damaged by arson during the fiscal crisis and eventually razed by the city.
The "Bay Park Unified: Integrated Perimeter Flood Protection" project is one of a kind that utilizes state-of-the art flood protection while creating more and better public and park space. This project sets an example for flood-prone areas along the eastern seaboard.
Learn how historic Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is capitalizing on natural and community assets like the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Poughkeepsie Train Station to revitalize its waterfront and main street and create a connected greenway waterfront trail.
Take a 35-mile ride on a popular rail-trail and learn about bicycle tourism, increasing non-motorized mobility through bike-on-transit programs, and leveraging other grant programs to bring success to trailway projects. The ride ends at the regionally acclaimed Captain Lawrence Brewery for some beer tasting. (Transportation will be provided back to NYC.)
Join a walking tour of Lower Manhattan’s evolving East Side waterfront —the locus of a series of transformational coastal-protection initiatives. Representatives of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and others will highlight key efforts to help protect the shoreline and its inhabitants from climate change-related threats.
Learn about New York’s multimodal freight network on this walking tour of the South Brooklyn waterfront. Stops will include the 65th Street Rail Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bush Terminal, and South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. Enjoy a picnic in Bush Terminal Piers Park at the tour's end.
Participants will ride the Subway to Brooklyn, where they will ride 2 Select Bus Service routes. The tour will lead by PROJECT managers from MTA New York City Transit and NYC DOT, as well as by a BRT Task Leader from Parsons Brinckerhoff’s NYC Office. Participants will learn best practices, challenges and valuable takeaways about implementing BRT in a very dense, and vibrant, urban environment.
This mobile workshop is a tour of East Harlem, Senior hotspot and NYC’s first Aging Improvement District, where participatory planning launched a comprehensive East Harlem Neighborhood strategy to create new affordable housing and improve the health and wellbeing of residents