NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Housing and Inequality
There is an urgent need to address long-standing inequity and place decent housing at the center of the planning and policy agenda. Income and opportunity gaps keep widening. Is this inevitable or can responsible government, civic vision, and commitment to fairness make a significant difference? Sessions will explore the issues, assess the responses, and examine effective approaches. Topics also may include income disparity, location and poverty, and gentrification.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.
Regular $40.00
CM | 3
Saturday, May 6 | 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Walking tour of North Park Slope in Brooklyn and discussing the gentrification and displacement impacts of a rezoning in 2003, as well as lessons learned to protect tenants form displacement and promote affordable and diverse neighborhoods.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

The New York City Housing Authority—the oldest in the United States—is reinventing itself. Its 10-year strategy focuses on improving operations, management, sustainability, financing, energy and water efficiency, and resident initiatives, as well as expanding affordable housing. Learn how experts are working to ensure the survival of public housing in New York and elsewhere.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

The session introduces opportunity analysis and its roots in neighborhood effects. It then describes how opportunity analysis has been used to meet HUD’s fair housing regulations and develop sustainable development plans. Finally, it introduces new opportunity mapping tools.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)

Engage with leaders from major US cities working on innovative strategies for ensuring equitable development in rapidly revitalization urban neighborhoods. Examine best practice polices and programs for successfully managing neighborhood change such as inclusionary housing and other community benefit strategies.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | noon
Regular $45.00
CM | 4

Use Bronx history to study how affordable housing can stabilize neighborhoods, how embracing grass roots efforts and cultural identity can strengthen planning and help overcome the divide created by transportation infrastructure. Visit Arthur Avenue, one of America's Great Streets.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:15 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)

Tiny houses are all the rage among Millennials and affordable housing advocates. But theses homes raise big legal questions about where and how they can and should be installed and what kind of infrastructure they need. Learn how zoning and subdivision regulations, building codes, and restrictive covenants affect tiny homes.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A21 (Javits Convention Center)

Housing cooperatives are an important resource for equitable and affordable housing. Attendees will learn about how co-ops can address a variety of housing needs, such as developing below-market housing units; preserving the existing affordable housing inventory; creating new, high-quality, senior housing; and providing alternatives to renting.

CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E13 (Javits Convention Center)

Decades of discrimination and segregation have limited housing choices in the United States. Learn how the Kansas City Metro—among the first communities to respond to HUD’s latest fair housing requirements—developed data-driven, community-inspired policies to reverse this trend.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

In March 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court revived the landmark Mount Laurel doctrine. Learn about the frenzy of affordable housing litigation, mediation, planning, and development that ensued across the state. Experts with diverse planning perspectives offer lessons applicable in other states and communities.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

What typically transpires when retirees settle in a rural resort community? Affordable housing options decrease. Economic insecurity increases. And younger workers migrate elsewhere. Learn about the interrelationships of these variables and how an enabling design approach can create communities where all generations thrive.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A21 (Javits Convention Center)

Together the public and private sectors—aided by robust local and state housing policies—have creatively tackled the need for more affordable housing in small and large communities alike. Learn more about these appealing and attainable communities, featured in a new publication from the National Association of Home Builders.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Planners and community leaders often express support for affordable housing in concept. Yet far too often they must also tackle public resistance to it during the development process. This session explores tools public-sector planners can use to encourage affordable housing while affirmatively furthering fair housing.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

This session will review the history and requirements of HUD’s recent Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The session will also review recent efforts by the District of Columbia to more equitably disperse the affordable housing supply throughout the city.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

What is the right approach to developing affordable housing in areas of opportunity? Carrots are scarce and sticks are fought back with NIMBYism. Lessons learned from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania shed light towards a democratic and equitable path.

CM | 1.25
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E12 (Javits Convention Center)

In an “office hours” format, this session allows participants to get answers to questions and discuss fair housing topics they find most interesting or challenging. Topics include: regional assessments; linking plans; data and strategy development; and new rule basics.