NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Explore three comprehensive plans developed in large and small communities and how they were incorporated into their Land Use Codes. Discover challenges and opportunities and lessons learned for implementation of aspirational plans into zoning codes and city policies that reflect the community’s will and vision for the future.
Metrics are numeric measures critical in land use, transportation and economic planning and zoning. Metrics are used and misused. When metrics are misused they may actually work against achieving desired objectives. This session defines metrics and their use in planning.
An examination of water planning process at state, regional, and local levels with discussions of the challenges and successful strategies for local government implementation. Examples from water supply, environmental water quality, and comprehensive drinking water system planning are provided.
So many plans, so little consistency! Discover how to spatially evaluate (and score) networks of plans to decrease vulnerabilities to hazards. Learn from research and practice through case studies that illuminate gaps and opportunities to integrate resiliency.
Climate change is providing for an uncertain future. A key challenge is translating the uncertainty of climate science into planning policies for resilient communities. The panel will discuss how Cambridge, MA and Washington D.C. preparedness plans as case studies.
Examine current trends and hot topics in planning, and gain insight that will give you a cutting-edge perspective of the world of planning. This workshop will cover a wide range of topics important to the work of planning commissioners and officials.
Learn about APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and take a deep dive into its resource toolkit. Work with the presenters to apply the toolkit’s standards and scoring system to a sample comprehensive plan.
Have you added 3D to your planning toolkit? Evolving 3D GIS technology, such as scenario planning tools and 3D analysis, brings new levels of decision support to the planning process. Explore how 3D GIS can inspire and guide city planning initiatives by combining the scientific power of GIS with 3D city modeling to facilitate data visualization, scenario impact simulations, and storytelling.
Communities in Florida and California have pioneered strategies to integrate hazard-mitigation planning into the larger community planning processes more effectively. Learn how these communities have used selected models and tools to understand inundation risks and improve community resilience through the planning process.
The number of small-town municipal broadband projects has exploded in recent years. A recent APA survey asked members about municipal broadband initiatives in their communities. Discover the results of that survey and discuss the role of planners in municipal broadband projects.
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.
Masters in Urban Planning students from the University of Kansas were selected to develop and draft a comprehensive plan for the City of Lake Lotawana, Missouri. This poster will present challenges and successes of the planning process in this community, which faced many planning obstacles.
How does a small, river city strengthen itself to respond to a declining, aging population and environmental change? The poster outlines the goals of comprehensive plan update and how it will contribute to build a resilient community.
This session presents two case studies—a corridor study in central Ohio and a joint comprehensive planning process for Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina—that exemplify how planers can build consensus in complex, multijurisdictional contexts.
Fiscal policies can have large and unexpected effects on land use, development patterns, and regional equity. At the same time, land use and infrastructure planning often fails to consider effects on revenues and costs over time. This session explores the fiscal-land use relationship from both perspectives.