NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Over the past 15 years, the United States has made strides in creating more urban, livable, and sustainable communities. Has this progress become the new normal for advancing urban places? Or have the impacts been marginal in larger national growth patterns? This session examines and evaluates the accomplishments of regional livable communities programs.
New York's Regional Plan Association has a long history of creating groundbreaking regional plans. Learn how the RPA engaged a wide range of stakeholders to develop its hotly anticipated fourth plan -- and how that plan will address the major economic, environmental, and transportation challenges facing the tri-state region.
Megaregional-scale forces and trends impact transportation, the economy, environmental quality, and many other issues that planners must address. Yet megaregional thinking is still the exception, not the norm, in long-range planning. This session provides guidelines for incorporating megaregional issues into local and regional long-range plans.
Take an in-depth look at emerging trends in regional planning highlighted in a new PAS Report. Learn how to integrate sustainability principles across a region, expand efforts to engage the public and new partners, and adopt innovative approaches to regional plan implementation.
Nebraska’s unique approach to water resources planning relies on a coordinated framework of local and regional plans, developed collaboratively by the state and local water managers. This decentralized approach provides flexibility in meeting the state’s water needs through localized solutions.
Examine how engaging in transportation accessibility analysis can help form a foundation for achieving regional planning goals and environmental justice. Explore how GIS can be utilized to assess regional accessibility to and by a multimodal transportation system.
Shares the recent development of transparent project scoring by states. Uncovers how multi-modal evaluation of proposed transportation projects has increased accountability and aligns agency goals with outcomes, from increasing access and equity to promoting economic development and cost-effectiveness.
Learn about Vital Signs, a joint initiative of San Francisco Bay Area regional agencies to track progress towards adopted performance targets. See how planners worked together to break down silos and build a useful online tool for a tech-savvy region.
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.
From international trade to local deliveries, freight planning is a fast-growing field that requires multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-modal coordination. Practitioners will share their insights into the key issues and players to consider in the freight planning process.