NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Density is the essence of cities. Every new technology affects the value of density, making it either more or less valuable -- and making urban life either more or less attractive as a result. From ride-sharing to computer vision to autonomous vehicles, it is clear that digital technology will transform cities. But will 21st century technology make cities more attractive, or less?
Smart city initiatives are on the rise. How does the work of urban planners intersect with these efforts? Hear the results of a recent AICP member survey on this topic and take part in a discussion of strategic opportunities to more fully engage planners in smart city initiatives.
What products are available for publishing zoning codes online, and how do they compare to premium hosting services? Learn best practices for publishing interactive online zoning codes, including case studies that highlight considerations in converting to a feature-rich online format.
This session will speak to the main trends and technologies of future cities, as well as how city planning departments will need to adapt to meet the needs and work with the cities of the future.
In 2019 the MTA plans to shut down the L train, a vital connection between Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, for 15 months. To help commuters understand the impact of the shutdown, Sidewalk Labs built the NYC Transit Explorer. This talk will look at the technology behind this visualization and some of the insights it can create about transit.
IMMERSED: A Virtual Reality (VR) Experience About Flood & Resilience guides users through a variety of flood environments in a community – from a private residence to a neighborhood crossroad, school, and emergency operations center. Participants become decision-makers tasked with assessing damages and enacting a flood mitigation plan to help minimize loss.
This exciting presentation will demonstrate how to search, interact and manage planning data with ease, how agencies currently use buildingeye to deliver transparency and efficiencies for all their consumers and in turn save on time and resources.
Explore the questions that planners can answer more quickly and easily with big data than traditional data. Learn how answering these questions helps planners understand mobility behavior more accurately, precisely, and comprehensively, which ultimately enables more impactful and beneficial community projects.
Autonomous vehicles—or driverless cars—are coming, and faster than you think. They will change the way we think about land-use needs, residential preferences, parking management, workspace needs, and myriad of other planning topics. This session will help you prepare for those changes.
The Technology Division will be sponsoring a competition among public and private planning organizations about how they have deployed new technologies in their planning projects. Planning organizations that their projects are selected will discuss their projects at the session.
Learn about metrics-based smart city planning in Asia—where planners, economists, systems integrators, and engineers are developing a citywide “smart masterplan” and data analytics hub that will roll out over the next four years.
Self-driving cars will hit city streets soon. Will they induce a new boom in sprawl? Will they create a transit “golden age” with new ownership models? Explore the future of transportation with experts from Silicon Valley and New York.
How can planners forecast and maximize the benefits of driverless and shared mobility technology? Explore the multi-disciplinary challenges and opportunities new transportation technologies present—and investigate practical steps for orchestrating land-use, transportation, and economic development harmony.
APA is partnering with BetaNYC, a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data. APA and BetaNYC are helping NYC's Department of City Planning tackle a number of technical challenges around it's newly launched Facilities Database. Stop by the Tech Zone and hear about the project, and participate in a dialogue to assist our volunteers.
Isovist will be demonstrating the latest exciting web tools which link plans and zoning rules with GIS, and showing how the public and professionals can quickly and easily access planning information relevant to a property.
CARMERA is creating the world’s only real-time 3D index of city streets, accessible to anyone. We use machine intelligence to analyze continually refreshed imagery and 3D scans that we collect through a mobile, street-level sensor network, to make the data useful and instantly downloadable for urban planning, real estate, construction, autonomous vehicles and other built environment customers.
Experience East Williamsburg and Bushwick and the mashup of industrial facades transforming to tech hubs. Step inside tech workspaces and see the contrast of the old and the new through the perspectives of artists, technology entrepreneurs, and community builders.
Where on the street can you park legally, and for how long? This question is surprisingly hard to answer for most cities. We will discuss how to combine the best of manual collection and technical precision to gather data for tough, real-world problems like this, affordably and at large scales.
Augmented Reality has been gaining momentum for the last few years and has grabbed everyone’s attention through the game Pokémon GO. This proposal will explore the past, present and future trends in augmented reality and how it can be used as a public outreach and tourism tool in planning.
The Trust for Public Land is working with cities across the country to develop detailed GIS and planning strategies to demonstrate how strategic green space planning contributes to a resilient city and provides many critical benefits beyond recreation opportunities.
As urban infrastructure continues to modernize, cities will have the opportunity to make more informed decisions and respond to constituent needs like never before. With projects like LinkNYC and LinkUK bringing high-speed connectivity and a digital platform to the streets of global centers, the opportunity for city-wide instrumentation and standardized processing of multiple data sets is here.
This event presents a opportunity for planners at the conference to learn about civic hacking, including the purpose of a Data Jam, with a Q&A about the event and what might be able to be taken back their own communities. Hear about APA's and BetaNYC's experience in organizing the Data Jam, and learn from BetaNYC and the participants about what you might replicate.
Broadband is the cornerstone of your smart city. Turbocharge your community and improve sustainability, education, healthcare and quality of life with high-speed connectivity. Learn how to accelerate broadband planning and leverage digital infrastructure to regulate city assets for greater efficiency.