NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Planners need to become more familiar with the demographic changes that are taking place nationwide as well as the challenges and opportunities these changes bring in order to better engage and represent diverse populations.
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.
When it comes to city spaces, women are the canaries of the coalmine. In other words, where there are no women, something is wrong. This women-led session explores the importance of gender in decision-making and the design of our cities.
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.
Government’s proactive work on racial equity has the potential to leverage significant change. Explore planning tools and two case studies to help you achieve racial equity in our communities.
“Getting There” is a documentary film for planners that explores how people navigate the world when they're visually impaired, and demonstrates how "blind wayfinding" should serve as the gold standard for the design of public spaces – discussion follows the film.
Session will highlight the barriers to recruitment, retention, and integration of diversity in planning. Learn about APA Diversity Committee efforts and recent studies that explore perceptions and personal experiences of diversity in the workplace, practice, and education. Participants will share tangible strategies to foster diversity and promote culturally competent planning.
How can web and mobile GIS facilitate community-engaged data collection, analysis, and presentation? This poster presentation centers on five neighborhoods facing significant change, and how students used mobile and web GIS applications to collect their stories through the eyes of their long-term residents.
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.
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.
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.