NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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This session is a practical exploration of the kind of structures, systems and strategies that need to be in place to maintain continuous economic development and growth through inevitable changes in administration.
The American automobile is far from dead, yet we are demanding more from our city streets. This session will take a comprehensive look at how bicycle infrastructure can be built in charged political environments.
America may be on the precipice of technological and social changes which can substantially alter the planning and management of regions. What are the best local government and regional models for economic progress and innovation in the U.S. towards a more collaborative, evidence based, equitable and sustainable model?
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.
Innovation Districts have captured the attention and imagination of planners and development officials around the world. However, few cities can marshal the resources and level of investment that reflect the concept's most successful models. Explore the complexities of innovation districts by looking at the economic, talent, real estate and equity factors that help to drive long-term investment
The proforma is the major decision making tool for developers. It tells whether their project will make money or needs to be reimagined. Planners should be familiar with proformas because they can help describe a project to prospective investors.
As technology advances, the line between tech office and traditional manufacturing blurs. Learn how San Francisco is actively working to preserve existing land uses allotted to "production, distribution, and repair" even as it acknowledges that fewer tools and less space are necessary for traditional industrial businesses.
As the professionals tasked with finding solutions to our cities' greatest challenges, planners must keep up with innovations in the field. This session explores promising advances in tackling pressing urban issues, from housing affordability and cost-effective resilient design to transportation demand management and urban infrastructure funding.
Over the last 50 years the New York City Economic Development Corporation has helped stabilize and transform the City’s economy. Featuring three NYCEDC presidents including its first and its current leader, this panel will reflect on major projects of the past as well as NYCEDC’s vision for the future.
Join fellow small town and rural planners to discuss economic development strategies. Explore the small town or rural area planner’s role and share realistic tips on establishing effective economic development for America’s diverse small towns and rural areas.
Non-traditional economic models — from creative and sharing economies to urban design and quality of life amenities — are increasingly vital considerations for developing robust economic strategies. Explore the opportunities presented by proactive and multi-faceted approaches to planning for tomorrow’s economy.
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.