NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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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.
Young people have much to contribute to planning efforts! This session will introduce the promising Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now (Y-PLAN) methodology; showcase current Y-PLAN projects; and provide tips, insights, and best practices for engaging young people in tackling issues from climate change and gentrification to transportation and public amenities.
Three planning professionals from across the nation will discuss the importance of public participation and outreach when managing flood hazard mitigation, referencing different techniques applied for projects and showcasing the need for multiple approaches (one size does not fit all).
The East Harlem Neighborhood Plan—a community-led vision for the proposed upzoning of East Harlem—was recently finalized. Visit a sampling of successful existing developments and institutions, historic cultural assets, and potential project sites while discussing stakeholder initiatives and programs already under way as a result of the plan.
How can you design equitable processes to help build healthy, active neighborhoods? This session will explore innovative (and successful!) strategies for moving beyond meetings to expand community participation in planning for streets and neighborhoods.
Decades of discrimination and segregation have limited housing choices in the United States. Learn how the Kansas City Metro—among the first communities to respond to HUD’s latest fair housing requirements—developed data-driven, community-inspired policies to reverse this trend.
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.
Exploring Participatory Vulnerability Assessment (PVA) as a tool to involve the target population in the role of hazard mitigation planning and decision making. Which eventually would enable planners to understand local conditions and thus develop more efficient plans to mitigate hazard vulnerability.
The poster examines the competing narratives of loss and hope in Washington D.C.’s changing H Street neighborhood that emerged from combining historical data with oral history and cognitive maps collected from past and present residents, visitors, and business owners.
This poster presents the use of online virtual workshops as a successful alternative or complement to conventional in-person outreach meetings. This form of online outreach provides a cost-effective way to engage large and diverse audiences.
We have all experienced challenging public meetings. Learn how expert planners have handled tough meeting situations with poise and finesse. You will be encouraged to share your “best of” public meeting stories in this interactive session.