NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.