NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Planning Law
How have the courts shaped planning and land use law? Have new trends emerged at the state level? Explore the big picture and the specific impact of planning law in these sessions.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110381
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

Take the guesswork out of developing lighting regulations for signs. Learn about new, first-of-their-kind national sign-illumination standards, based on research conducted at the Larson Transportation Institute at Pennsylvania State University.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9107722
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Reed vs. Town of Gilbert created numerous sign-regulation issues for communities. Learn about the impact of the landmark case from experts who will review the decision, examine how subsequent federal and state court decisions have applied it, investigate how several jurisdictions have responded to it, and discuss common concerns with regard to it.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 7:45 a.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9109029
Sunday, May 7 | 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Law

Drones offer great opportunities for the development of geographic information in support of planning, but they also endanger public safety, and raise grave issues about the invasion of civil rights, including illegal searches and privacy.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9107926
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Law

This session is a multi-state perspective on good drafting techniques, the common pitfalls that lead to unclear ordinances, and legal and judicial perspectives on the results.   This session will examine why drafting individual ordinances, “simplifying” or “streamlining” ordinances, or combining them into a unified code, all need to be done with care.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 12:45 p.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9109087
Sunday, May 7 | 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Law

Lower federal courts have overwhelmingly held that cities can continue to regulate off-premise signs and commercial signs following Reed vs. Town of Gilbert. But there are significant new challenges to sign and other local regulations of First Amendment-protected speech. Explore strategies and tactics for defensible and practical sign regulation in the post-Reed era.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9109891
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1A06 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Law

More than a decade has passed since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo vs. City of New London. How has political and legal hostility to eminent domain caused planners to pursue avenues not dependent on involuntary acquisitions? Explore the ways the public and legislative responses have affected the strategies remaining for planners.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:15 a.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9109343
Monday, May 8 | 7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A06 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Law
Track: Planning Law

Airbnb. HomeAway. VRBO. Learn about the legal and land-use challenges posed by the growth of short-term rentals—and find out how communities have used land-use regulations to address these issues.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9107912
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

First Amendment-protected uses can be some of the most confusing and difficult types of uses to regulate. This session offers an overview of the different types of First Amendment issues that can arise in land use regulation, and will provide important tips about how to regulate these uses.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9107939
Monday, May 8 | 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Explore the small town or rural area planner’s role and share realistic tips on addressing legal, ethical, and social equity issues resulting from the planner’s unique relationship with the applicant and public “where everyone knows everyone else’s business.” Includes dinner. All conference attendees are welcome.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7:45 a.m.
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
#9110022
Tuesday, May 9 | 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Law

Parks, sidewalks, and streets: these are spaces for which planners plan, but also places that carry special legal protections for free speech and religious exercise. This session will discuss legal and planning principles that public space planners should know.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 2.50
L | 2.50
#9107794
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)
NPC Topic: Law

Is it an easement or a fee interest? Dedication or conveyance? Planners’ work is closely intertwined with interests in land. This session offers an overview of everything a planner wants to know about real estate law.