NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to guide development and promote good planning. Explore these SDGs, including how they fit into the New Urban Agenda, how they help with disaster-resilience planning, and how their metrics can improve local planning.
Explore the unseen opportunities of the interplay between blue and grey transport in a water-dependent city. Invent a toolkit to help planners to identify the breach between land and water transportation and take steps towards the revival and integration of waterways into current street network.
Explore how to support refugees populations in your community through planning but reviewing an analysis of 50+ studies regarding refugee resettlement in the United States.
This qualitative study investigates how social capital influences adoption of soil and water conservation practices in a Kenyan community. The effect of a public-private partnership on the level of social capital in the community is assessed.
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.
Cities in the developing world are struggling to address rapid population growth and major challenges from climate change. Explore how American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have helped these cities upgrade infrastructure, improve housing, and protect the environment.
The United States and the United Kingdom confront similar challenges whether managing political changes, addressing equity, advancing affordable housing or pursuing new economic strategies. This session will bring together a conversation of planning leaders in four cities with similar issues and dynamics to talk about what’s working and what each country can learn from the other.