NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Walking tour of North Park Slope in Brooklyn and discussing the gentrification and displacement impacts of a rezoning in 2003, as well as lessons learned to protect tenants form displacement and promote affordable and diverse neighborhoods.
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.
Even in good times, public housing authorities often struggle to foster economic and social resilience in their residents. In the wake of a major disaster, these challenges inevitably increase. Learn how planners in New York and the Gulf Coast overcame challenges (and embraced opportunities) when rebuilding public housing post-disaster.
The New York City Housing Authority—the oldest in the United States—is reinventing itself. Its 10-year strategy focuses on improving operations, management, sustainability, financing, energy and water efficiency, and resident initiatives, as well as expanding affordable housing. Learn how experts are working to ensure the survival of public housing in New York and elsewhere.
Explore the recovery of the Breezy Point community, devastated in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy. This walking tour will delve into the disaster itself; state and federal recovery programs implemented in its aftermath; beach restoration; and residential, commercial, and infrastructure reconstruction.
Tom Womeldurf, AICP | Christopher Fennell | Jawanza Nyahuma | Nazzareno Callipo | Arthur Lighthall | Program Director Build It Back New York
Use Bronx history to study how affordable housing can stabilize neighborhoods, how embracing grass roots efforts and cultural identity can strengthen planning and help overcome the divide created by transportation infrastructure. Visit Arthur Avenue, one of America's Great Streets.
The East New York Neighborhood Plan was the first plan developed by the current administration to address local and citywide needs for affordable housing, economic development and community resources. This tour will lead you through this diverse neighborhood stopping at key sites to be developed with new housing, a school and other resources.
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.
Explore how accessory dwelling unit (ADU) programs have increased in popularity in cities as well as with property owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and California in general. Learn what opportunities ADUs offer, and how local laws provide flexibility to encourage more ADUs.
Tiny houses are all the rage among Millennials and affordable housing advocates. But theses homes raise big legal questions about where and how they can and should be installed and what kind of infrastructure they need. Learn how zoning and subdivision regulations, building codes, and restrictive covenants affect tiny homes.
Housing cooperatives are an important resource for equitable and affordable housing. Attendees will learn about how co-ops can address a variety of housing needs, such as developing below-market housing units; preserving the existing affordable housing inventory; creating new, high-quality, senior housing; and providing alternatives to renting.
In March 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court revived the landmark Mount Laurel doctrine. Learn about the frenzy of affordable housing litigation, mediation, planning, and development that ensued across the state. Experts with diverse planning perspectives offer lessons applicable in other states and communities.
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.
What typically transpires when retirees settle in a rural resort community? Affordable housing options decrease. Economic insecurity increases. And younger workers migrate elsewhere. Learn about the interrelationships of these variables and how an enabling design approach can create communities where all generations thrive.
Put P3s to work for your community! Four experts from diverse backgrounds explore how to create public-private partnerships that preserve housing and stimulate neighborhood revitalization.
The poster illustrates food as a catalyst for re-establishing the local economy and building wealth. Local entrepreneurship can be developed through the food and value-adding practices that will create local business opportunities and celebrate the cultural richness of each neighborhood.
This study presents an analysis of Saudi Arabia’s affordable housing policies. The findings indicate that the Saudi government should change its focus on short-term supply-oriented solutions, and point to policy changes capable of providing quality affordable housing in an effective manner.
What are the implications of zoning and affordable housing? This poster presents the results of a quantitative study of five variables—income, race, health, crime, and location—and how residents fared with regard to each before and after the implementation of mixed-income neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland.
Together the public and private sectors—aided by robust local and state housing policies—have creatively tackled the need for more affordable housing in small and large communities alike. Learn more about these appealing and attainable communities, featured in a new publication from the National Association of Home Builders.
What combination of strategies and tools can make the Rockaways a resilient, thriving community and regional beach destination? Explore how planners are addressing that question while confronting major economic, housing, transportation, employment, and land-use challenges.
Planners and community leaders often express support for affordable housing in concept. Yet far too often they must also tackle public resistance to it during the development process. This session explores tools public-sector planners can use to encourage affordable housing while affirmatively furthering fair housing.
This session will review the history and requirements of HUD’s recent Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The session will also review recent efforts by the District of Columbia to more equitably disperse the affordable housing supply throughout the city.
What is the right approach to developing affordable housing in areas of opportunity? Carrots are scarce and sticks are fought back with NIMBYism. Lessons learned from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania shed light towards a democratic and equitable path.