NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Zoning ordinances often prevent the built form that makes great urban neighborhoods. Learn how two cities employed different approaches—one tactical, the other comprehensive—to fix this problem..
Take the guesswork out of developing lighting regulations for signs. Learn about new, first-of-their-kind national sign-illumination standards, based on research conducted at the Larson Transportation Institute at Pennsylvania State University.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Reed vs. Town of Gilbert created numerous sign-regulation issues for communities. Learn about the impact of the landmark case from experts who will review the decision, examine how subsequent federal and state court decisions have applied it, investigate how several jurisdictions have responded to it, and discuss common concerns with regard to it.
A new (and evolving!) economy is prompting municipalities to review existing regulations even as they plan for this new economic reality. Learn how communities are revamping zoning and code enforcement—as well as revaluating the long-term impacts on this change on development.
Today's zoning codes strive to address increasingly complex urban environments and often fall short. An international panel of experts argues that zoning may need to regulate less and regulate things that haven’t before been regulated. Join the debate.
Removing unnecessary zoning regulations can open the door for revitalization and repopulation. During this "zoning boot camp," we will deconstruct and reconstruct zoning so that it works to achieve repopulation and regulate only what is truly necessary to protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare.
As technology advances, the line between tech office and traditional manufacturing blurs. Learn how San Francisco is actively working to preserve existing land uses allotted to "production, distribution, and repair" even as it acknowledges that fewer tools and less space are necessary for traditional industrial businesses.
Antiquated zoning codes create barriers to small business growth in many localities. Explore how a modern approach to use classification and permissions can complement well-calibrated development standards to foster a supportive environment for homegrown businesses.
This poster will offer a worldwide comparative perception of minimum parking requirements in Asian cities and American cities.
The Town of Carrboro developed a site-specific zoning district to meet changing development needs. Use of a new tool, a long time frame, and involved citizens remind us not to overlook internal and external learning curves.
This session explores ways to ensure a long, healthy relationship with your zoning code, including: finding flexibility you didn’t know was there, determining when an interpretation or clarification should trigger a code amendment, supporting code administrators through focused training and continuing education, and persevering through the ups and downs of a new code learning curve.
The planning agencies in Norfolk and New York—both coastal cities exposed to flood risk—are updating zoning regulations to facilitate adaptation. Discover how the zoning tools they're using can be tailored to address the flood risk profile of your community.
Transforming an obsolete development code may require the creation of new zoning districts. Learn how Raleigh, N.C., and Philadelphia navigated large-scale remappings through two different approaches, and how Albuquerque, N.M., seeks to learn from those experiences as it embarks on its own ambitious transformation.