NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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New Horizons in Parks and Planning
In New York City, one of the nation’s greatest centers of park planning, the National Planning Conference will consider the innovations, impacts, and creative rethinking that are shaping our cities through parks. Emerging from a period of disinvestment, parks have moved to the center of many contemporary conversations about health, hazard mitigation, economic development, urban design, environmental restoration, and must-have amenities in both small towns and larger cities. Sessions will consider both private and public spaces and will highlight widespread innovation.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 4.50
#9107928
Saturday, May 6 | 11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Newark is the largest city in the New Jersey. The City experienced decades of population decline triggered by rebellions in the late 1960’s. However, in the last half of the 20th century, Newark started to see an increase in population, and is projected to gain an additional 68,000 residents by 2040. Planners will showcase some of Newark’s most recent development initiatives.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109958
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)

Learn how NYC Parks, working with communities and sister agencies, is unifying park spaces with the neighborhoods they serve and creating new centers of community by reimagining entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces through its Parks Without Borders initiative.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110180
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore how the National Park Service and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association—once at odds—are now partnering to advance a bold new regional trails vision. Learn how changes in user demand have shifted attitudes and revealed new approaches to resource management and advocacy.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108428
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

How can we best balance access, use and conservation of parks and natural areas? Come explore a new experiential and needs-based park system planning model focused on the recreation experience, developed in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109972
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Outside of traditional park space, how can the design of public spaces promote health? Exploring examples from New York City, this session will illustrate how innovative, inclusive design interventions can foster healthier, more engaged communities.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2.50
#9113496

Take a walking tour of the World Trade Center's impressive outdoor built environment. The tour will focus on the contribution of this new public space to New York’s urban fabric as well as the planning and design elements that make it such a successful and inclusive addition to the city's outdoor environment.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108756
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore the processes and tools employed in the first stage of the Central Puget Sound Regional Open Space Strategy, and discuss how these innovative landscape-scale “green infrastructure” planning techniques can be applied to other regions.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108727
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

As renewed interest in waterfronts spurs new residential and commercial growth, how do the waterfront parks, walkways, bikeways, and plazas get created? Explore how cities are using zoning and creating new partnerships to plan and finance new waterfront public spaces to reconnect their communities with the water’s edge.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108292
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

CM | 1.25
#9110176
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

Population, industry and recreation adjacent to urban waterways have dramatically shifted over the last decade. Chicago, New York City and Spokane are grappling with these trends and developed action plans to collaboratively address perceptions and tensions while redefining their riverfronts.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107555
Monday, May 8 | 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Public and private investments have changed the nature of public spaces in the Meatpacking District.  A short stretch of Gansevoort Street highlights the variety and interaction between traditional public space (a plaza at 9th Avenue), creatively reused infrastructure (the High Line and Hudson River parks), and cultural institutions that embrace the street (the Whitney Museum).

Scott Newman | Lisa Switkin | Noreen Doyle

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113669
Monday, May 8 | 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Take a walking tour of Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, N.Y. , the historic site of two World’s Fairs. Learn about this enduring open space, see the “Panorama of New York” from the 1964 Word's Fair, and hear what its new Strategic Framework Plan holds for the future of this place.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109993
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

The Great Urban Parks Campaign equips communities to improve social and environmental outcomes while applying green infrastructure principles and practices in parks. Learn about four pilot projects that are showcasing how green infrastructure can be leveraged to improve multiple outcomes.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 12:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9114742
Monday, May 8 | 12:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Take a ferry ride across Raritan Bay and tour county, state and national historic sites in Monmouth County, N.J. You will learn how historic preservation, restoration, public finance, and public-private partnerships combine to create tourism experiences while preserving local and national history.

Paul Gleitz, AICP | Jeff Szalc | Chris Davidson | Margaret Carlsen | Anthony Mercantante, AICP | Sanyogita Chavan, AICP | Amy Sarrinikolaou, AICP | Gail Hunton | Ryan Rochelle | Pete McCarthy

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113668

Central Park’s 843 acres host a staggering 2,500 special events every year. Tour this world-famous park and gain an overview of the kinds of special events that take place in it and how they are managed to ensure the long-term sustainability of its landscapes.

Russell Fredericks | Jamie Warren

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109350
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

In 2014, NYC Parks launched the Community Parks Initiative, a $285 million program to redesign and reconstruct some of the city’s most under-resourced parks. Learn how the agency connected local stakeholders, leveraged city resources, and reinvigorated park spaces in the poorest, densest, and fastest-growing communities in the city.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $85.00
CM | 7
#9107875
Tuesday, May 9 | 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Visit two nationally-recognized historic properties and learn about policy tools used to protect them. The Glass House is one of the nation’s greatest modern architectural landmarks. Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only national park dedicated to American painting.

Charles Janson | Linda Cook | Gregory Sages

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109940
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

As public funding for urban parks decreases, cities are turning to other models of support. This facilitated discussion will show how three cities experiencing downtown growth partner with BIDs to sustain parks and enhance the vitality of public spaces.

CM | 1.25
#9109517
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City was designated as an historic and notable American symbol for LGBTQ equality in June 2016. This session discusses the history and issues with this designation process and its relevance to other sites and communities across the U.S.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110177
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

Parks have the power to reinvigorate urban spaces. Explore several high-profile parks planning projects and gain insight into how they helped cities creatively foster resilience, equity, connectivity, and economic development.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110328
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E13 (Javits Convention Center)

Across two decades of planning, design and implementation, the Downtown Columbus Riverfront has been completely transformed. A 2016 APA National Planning Excellence award-winner, improvements include five new riverfront parks, a restored river ecosystem, and the creation of new urban districts.