NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 0.50
#9123797
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1D - Special Events Hall (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions

Density is the essence of cities. Every new technology affects the value of density, making it either more or less valuable -- and making urban life either more or less attractive as a result. From ride-sharing to computer vision to autonomous vehicles, it is clear that digital technology will transform cities. But will 21st century technology make cities more attractive, or less?

CM | 1.25
#9107901
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E12 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

CM | 1.25
#9109383
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Urban Design

The dense urbanism of New York or the New Urbanist approach usually associated with traditional small towns—what are the pros and cons of each? Listen in as experts engage in a (mock) debate between these two approaches to planning and urban design.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113531
Saturday, May 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Visit Radburn—where every generation of planners since 1928 has been inspired to create neighborhoods out of neighbors and separate automobiles from pedestrians—and learn about a vision crafted by local officials to improve the pedestrian environment near its train station and commercial area.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109751
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109924
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore the process of incorporating urban design and place making into transportation infrastructure projects, large and small. Discover how to harness technology, communicate a design to stakeholders, and ultimately contribute to the final design of transportation protects.

CM | 8
#9108973

With rapidly changing demographics, economic trends, and development velocity, the timeless techniques of great urban design are needed now more than ever. Through the use of lively presentations, hands-on exercises and walking tours, this workshop will explore a variety of topics designed to dig deeper into the role of urban design in the future of our communities.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9114711

Tour Forest Hills Gardens, a historic garden community in Queens, and view plans for the QueensWay, a proposed 3.5-mile linear park on an abandoned rail line that will provide much-needed public green space.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9107902
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

Development density has become an instrumental factor in shaping more livable, transit-supportive, sustainable communities. However, not all density is created equal. Learn specific design tools and strategies to achieve dense development that advances community goals and aspirations.

CM | 1.25
#9107964
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)

How can you set up local government policies for people to initiate and test their own ideas for interventions for walking and biking? What are the issues and challenges of creating a path and crosswalk on existing asphalt, and how do you address them? This session covers these topics and more.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109758
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Urban Design

Good planning can support health. Can it also invigorate civic life? As communities nationwide face declining civic engagement levels, this session introduces “Assembly,” a pioneering movement that leverages evidence-based design and planning strategies to enhance civic life.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110201
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E07 (Javits Convention Center)

A new economy and a changing workforce are shifting the purpose and use of waterfronts. Learn how better cooperation between private and public entities can take advantage of these demographic changes to create more impactful, wide-reaching, and transformational waterfront projects.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109995
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

How can design address the many challenges that cities face? Planners and designers from New York, San Francisco, and Seattle will share the latest efforts in their cities to promote design thinking while engaging larger issues of equity and sustainability.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
#9113789
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Urban Design

An attempt that seeks to look into the evolution of a major transportation system, through a series of case studies, which show longitudinal changes that took place from its peak era to its debacle and then towards revitalization attempts.

#9113756
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Urban Design

Study Pehonan—a neighborhood in Edmonton, Canada—and learn about urban design concepts to decolonize design and better recognize the distinct and significant histories of a site, including Indigenous heritage.

#9110152
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Urban Design

You will learn about using a TLC approach, which asks community members to take on a do-it-yourself attitude when it comes to neighborhood planning and take on projects in more digestible chunks that can start immediately, and lead to long-term impact.

#9113746
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Urban Design

What was the end result when UMKC Urban Planning + Design students worked with faculty to develop a campus plan for the University of Missouri–Kansas City? This poster explores how they addressed key issues such as human experience on campus, walk and bike circulation, and campus monuments and gateways.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107867

A tour of Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront neighborhoods reveals in-process transformations of once-industrial areas to thriving centers of hipster cool. Projects spanning the last 15 years demonstrate changing strategies and approaches to public space, integration of uses, and development catalysts.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9114549
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 2.50
#9123992

Broadway is an iconic and historic street stretching the entire length of Manhattan. In Midtown, NYC DOT has redesigned the corridor with a focus on safety, mobility for all users and place making for the world stage.