2018 National Planning Conference

Envisioning Resilience by Design

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Location: 213

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188082


  • Elements and processes that planners can use to make projects more resilient and sustainable
  • Examples of resilient design in different geographies and urban forms around the country
  • An internationally recognized tool for assessing resilient, sustainable project performance


Cities become resilient by design. This session features three award-winning examples of projects that have used the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's (ISI) internationally recognized Envision rating system for measuring resilience and sustainability. These case studies include Atlanta's Historic Fourth Ward Park, Kansas City’s suite of Middle Blue River green-infrastructure projects, and New York City’s Sheldon Avenue stormwater-management project. A member of ISI's Review Board will also discuss the recent update to the Envision rating system, its first major revision in more than five years.

Session Speakers

Peter Carter, AICP
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA

Andy Sauer
Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City, MO

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