NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Leadership in Planning
Planners lead the public discussion of future development. But how else can they lead in their communities and promote their profession? Leadership is about where you focus attention and which problems you choose to solve. Leadership is about opening horizons for consideration and opportunity. Leadership is about creating results. Sessions in this track delve into leadership and provide training and guidance on how planning can help create agendas, advocate for just development, and stand for quality decision making. Reassess how to develop as a leader and how to develop others to lead in planning and creating great communities.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110050
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Don Draper was a master of the pitch - from selling Lucky cigarettes to Kodak’s carousel. In today’s fast paced, media-centric world, presentation skills are critical for success. Learn seven tips from the field of advertising to perfect your pitch.

CM | 1.25
#9109575
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E13 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109411
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Management

Are you contemplating a move into planning management? Find out from three newly minted planning managers what skills and knowledge proved essential during their first 100 days on the job. And learn what they wish had contemplated before joining the management ranks.

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110012
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

Downtown organizations, including business improvement districts, are playing a significant role in shaping the future of our cities, including influencing policy, raising the expectations for planning and participation, and assisting in implementation.

CM | 1.25
#9109407
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

City food policy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Seven city food policy advisors from across the nation share their organizational structure, planning tools and lessons learned. Find out how your city can incorporate food policy into planning. Session includes Q&A.

CM | 1.25
#9109996
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $199.00
CM | 8
#9109375
Sunday, May 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: O'Neill (Marriott Marquis Times Square)

The Planning Leadership Institute (PLI) provides planning directors and others in leadership roles with a full day of intensive training and professional reflection to explore the nature of leadership, address challenges, and shape your legacy in your community.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110347
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

CM | 2.50
#9108446
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

Memos, staff reports, master plans all require focused ideas and vivid language to be effective. Through discussion and hands-on work, attendees will shape concepts, refine ideas, and convey them accurately and creatively. Get your pencils and be ready to rewrite!

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
#9110373
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Everyday new sustainability and resiliency-focused jobs are created by both public agencies and private corporations. But what are employers looking for in candidates? Where are these jobs advertised? What should interested candidates do to prepare for these positions? Learn from several sustainability experts on how to craft careers focused on sustainable development.

CM | 1.25
#9109437
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

If you work in the private sector, you know that marketing is a fact of life. And, as a public sector planner, consultants' marketing approaches can be informative or off-putting. How do planners effectively reach out to new clients to convince them that they would be the perfect choice for a project?

CM | 1.25
#9107876
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

This session will speak to the main trends and technologies of future cities, as well as how city planning departments will need to adapt to meet the needs and work with the cities of the future.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110040
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

The United Nations recently achieved landmark agreements on development (Sustainable Development Goals), climate change (Paris Agreement), and urbanization (New Urban Agenda/Habitat III). How are U.S. cities doing their part to implement these agreements? Learn how and why Baltimore, New York, and San Jose have taken on this formidable challenge.

CM | 1.25
#9110063
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

CM | 1.25
#9109760
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E12 (Javits Convention Center)

Latino planners can face a number of distinct professional challenges. Identify the biggest professional development challenges you face as a Latino planner and explore how to address these challenges. Share your experiences and develop contacts with other Latinos in the planning profession.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
#9108877
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Involvement in APA leadership can be a great way to jump start, or substantially build up, your network of contacts in the profession; and to build your own communications and leadership skills which employers highly value. Hear from experienced leaders who have participated in activities in all APA's components.

CM | 1.25
#9109689
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

An innovative city-university partnership, Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC), helps cities address projects at an impactful scale. Discover how EPIC programs are advancing leadership in planning and putting knowledge into practice.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
#9109523
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

This panel discussion + ideas exchange features student leaders from all regions of the country to speak about their PSO’s successes and challenges. Stop in to hear what student organizations around the country are doing and network with your colleagues. Sponsored by the Student Representatives Council (SRC) Executive Committee.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9107946
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

Four Northeastern states have taken the lead in supporting sustainability initiatives pursued by local governments. While the initiatives vary by state, common elements have emerged. This session examines state and regional data sources and planning tools that have helped local governments work toward a more sustainable future.

CM | 1.25
E | 1.25
#9106800
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E12 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Ethics

A successful project requires a mutually supportive relationship between agencies and consultants, including communication, honesty, and ethical behavior. This session will pair the AICP Code of Ethics with everyone’s responsibilities to ultimately create a successful project for the community.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109935
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E13 (Javits Convention Center)

Major projects like a new Comprehensive Plan can seem overwhelming due to size of the project, controversial topic areas, various opinions of decision makers, the costs, and the deadline for completion. A number of jurisdictions are finding success by developing a Plan Charter or a “Plan for the Plan” prior to beginning the process.

CM | 1.25
#9107316
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

Can “New Ruralism” become a counterpoint to New Urbanism? Hear how about the strategies rural communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have used to engineer a renaissance across the region.

CM | 1.25
#9107877
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

As technology changes, so too does the local planning department. This session examines technological and other ways planning departments will need to adapt to meet community needs in the future.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109492
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

Planners write thousands of staff reports every year, yet there is little disccusion about what makes a truly effective report. This session breaks the silence with two nationwide studies that indicate staff reports can be better and even help planners lead. It also looks at what the next generaion of staff reports might look like.

CM | 1.25
#9104378
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Management

What do you need to know to manage today’s local planning agency creatively and effectively This session explores the perspectives, skills, and knowledge sets planners need to succeed in managing traditional practice as well as emerging sustainability and resiliency work.

CM | 1.25
#9109510
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore planning's historic evolution from visionaries to functionaries. A panel of AICP's Fellows (FAICP) will examine shifting professional and policy context of our work; reevaluate the larger purpose of planning; and advance the role of planners as 21st Century change-leaders.

CM | 1.25
#9108921
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E12 (Javits Convention Center)

Distinguished leaders from APA, ASLA, and AIA discuss the challenges for women in the future of our allied professions. What will it take to close the pay gap? How have our cities begun to reflect the shift toward women in decision-making roles?

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9107992
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

Equitable development is sustainable development. Learn how to calibrate your place-based planning efforts to meet the needs of underserved communities more effectively and enhance other planning outcomes.

CM | 1.25
#9107906
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore the role of urban planning within the United Nations, especially the UN–Habitat program. Learn how UN–Habitat uses urban planning principles to improve urban settlements worldwide. Find out how the recent Habitat III conference will impact UN–Habitat goals.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110316
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

#9109152
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Calling all young and emerging professionals! Network with your colleagues and learn about running a successful group in your chapter or division.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108910
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

More than ever before, metropolitan planning organizations are adopting regional plans focused on sustainability. Come learn about financial incentives, web-based tools, and resources that MPOs are increasingly providing local member agencies to help implement regional plans from the bottom up.

#9110187
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

An interactive discussion on professional stretching and how to take full advantage of opportunities to make yourself indispensable. Participants will share their own stories and learn how to create a compelling professional value proposition for potential employers and when networking.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108103
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A21 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Management

Progressive city planning directors in New York City and the surrounding region share the results of an all-day retreat. Find out what’s occupying their time and what is (and is not) working. Come away with a vivid picture of the state of city planning in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut region.

CM | 1.25
#9109452
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E10 (Javits Convention Center)

How do you implement regional growth plans across multiple cities? Discover how metropolitan planning organizations in Chicago and along Utah’s Wasatch Front crafted technical assistance programs to aid cities in aligning local planning efforts with regional visions for vibrant centers and corridors.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110124
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Education

This facilitated discussion will engage participants in a dialogue about whether there is a need for greater exercise of leadership in planning practice and, if so, what this means for educating and training planning students and practicing professionals.

CM | 1.25
#9109939
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

“Health-in-All-Policies” and “Health Impact Assessments” are emerging approaches to address public health challenges. Practitioners will share how to apply these methods, and how they may complement one another in facilitating cross-sectoral collaborations, community empowerment, and healthy community planning.

CM | 1.25
#9109859
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

Gain an overview of the Together North Jersey initiative, its vision, and its plan for implementing the many strategies delineated in the plan.  It will showcase 3 key success stories of diverse local initiatives around the region, all of which are well on their way towards implementing real change in their communities.