Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas
The Burnham Forum is held annually in conjunction with APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.
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The 2017 Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas will bring together thought leaders in planning and allied professions at APA's annual Policy and Advocacy Conference to consider how disruptive technology and emerging solutions to longstanding challenges will reshape the planning landscape.
2016: Prosperity Playbook: Strategies for Inclusive Growth
At the 2016 Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas, speakers challenged audience members to consider how expanding affordable housing and economic opportunity through planning leads to greater opportunity for all.
How the Burnham Forum Came to Be
In 2012, the Emerging Trends/Future of Planning Task Force assembled to address emerging trends in the field and the future of planning. Its charge:
- Identify top issues impacting America's communities now through the next 10 to 20 years
- Note how planning is changing and also needs to change
- Recommend how APA and its members can be most effective in meeting the challenges of the future
- Solicit members, in partnership with APA staff, through in-person and online forums, to submit their "big ideas" through digital papers, illustrations, or videos
- Review and categorize big ideas
- Present findings
The work of the task force comes to life in the annual Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas.
Prosperity Playbook: Strategies for Inclusive Growth
September 18, 2016
Speakers: Harriet Tregoning, The Hon. Sly James, The Hon. Kasim Reed
September 27, 2015
Speakers: Emily Badger, Renée Lewis Glover, Paul Jargowsky, and Shelley Poticha
Speaker: Congressman John K. Delaney (D-Md.).
Speakers: APA President William Anderson, FAICP; Patrick L. Phillips, Urban Land Institute; Nancy C. Somerville, American Society of Landscape Architects; Lee Brown, FAICP, AICP President.
Speakers: Anna Ricklin, APA, Washington, D.C.; Greta Byrum, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Speakers: Emil Malizia, FAICP, Institute for Economic Development at the University of North Carolina; Charles Marohn Jr., AICP, Strong Towns.
Speaker: Eugenie L. Birch, FAICP, University of Pennsylvania
Speakers: Mitchell J. Silver, AICP, American Planning Association; Jeffery Potter, FAIA, American Institute of Architects; Susan M. Hatchell, FASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects