NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Development should not happen to a place but with a place. A new neighborhood playbook is emerging that helps communities and developers work together to activate spaces enroute to equitably developing places. This session describes how it works.
The modern food hall as a redevelopment tool allows municipalities to re- use underutilized spaces to benefit the public realm. The session examines the transformative nature of food halls through case studies from Atlanta and New York at three scales; micro (under 10,000 SF), neighborhood (20,000 SF- 35,000 SF), and destination (over 45,000 SF).
"Solutions" associated with redeveloping commercial corridors haven’t changed in 30 years. Learn about practical and defensible market- driven strategies that you can use to avoid common pitfalls in redeveloping commercial strip corridors.
In 2005, NYC rezoned the west side of Manhattan to accommodate a city the size of Downtown Boston. Now designed as the first post-digital community in the nation, Hudson Yards is harnessing the power of data in order to create a community embedded within the creative economy central to today’s American cities. Learn how New York City built an entire neighborhood from scratch.
Revitalization efforts can be a collaborative or alienating process for under-served communities. An inclusive temporary design process is a powerful tool to build toward long term implementation for improvements that are owned by the community and serve their needs.
Navigate the history, community culture, gentrification and future of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights black neighborhoods. View how quality-of life, revitalization, affordable housing, development, public improvements, and community character collide in how communities grapple between preservation and evolution.
Transformative redevelopment can remain elusive for decades—then run wild. Learn how two former centers of heavy industry are working to spark large-scale physical and economic change, and guide it toward more equitable outcomes.
Cities are eyeing their industrial areas as places to accommodate growth. However, these industrial areas serve necessary economic and equity functions. Hear how San Francisco and New York are supporting growth in these areas while maintaining their industrial function.
What is Amtrak doing to advance TOD in five of its busiest stations? Listen in as representatives from each station discuss specific development initiatives and explore how each effort links back to Amtrak’s larger corporate program to leverage its substantial asset portfolio.
Explore how one town initiated redevelopment of a downtown, tourist destination and economically depressed community.
A new economy and a changing workforce are shifting the purpose and use of waterfronts. Learn how better cooperation between private and public entities can take advantage of these demographic changes to create more impactful, wide-reaching, and transformational waterfront projects.
Untouchable and therefore avoided, urban brownfields increasingly represent the most promising future (and one of the biggest challenges) for cities seeking to compete for the innovation economy and a new generation of urban lifestyles and values.
Stroll through 400 years of development and progress on this tour led by Jersey City's long-time (but now retired) planning director. Learn the behind-the-scenes stories of the transformations that produced the “Gold Coast,” the fastest-growing part of the New York Metro region.
Urban centers are experiencing a renaissance. Explore the changing preferences that are driving jobs away from suburban auto-oriented business parks to mixed-use “urban” centers—and how “sub-urbanism” (or the urbanization of suburbs) can change the competitive position of the suburbs. Learn how to establish a new urban structure that works in a suburban setting.
Diverse views of environmentally responsible brownfields redevelopment with innovative case studies across US. How very different communities navigate the challenges of remediation, funding, infrastructure and community concerns to achieve long term sustainability; a discussion of how brownfield redevelopment has matured.
Put P3s to work for your community! Four experts from diverse backgrounds explore how to create public-private partnerships that preserve housing and stimulate neighborhood revitalization.
Experience East Williamsburg and Bushwick and the mashup of industrial facades transforming to tech hubs. Step inside tech workspaces and see the contrast of the old and the new through the perspectives of artists, technology entrepreneurs, and community builders.
A tour of Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront neighborhoods reveals in-process transformations of once-industrial areas to thriving centers of hipster cool. Projects spanning the last 15 years demonstrate changing strategies and approaches to public space, integration of uses, and development catalysts.
Discover innovative approaches to incorporating community input, addressing affordability and gentrification, and strengthening the local/minority-owned business economy within the context of world class design and Detroit's famous architectural legacy.
Explore how to reimagine a downtown as a sustainable, livable place that is changing due to the economy, social/economic demographics, and the desire to live in urban environments that enhances the opportunity to live, work and play that incorporates multi-modes of transportation, entertainment and high quality affordable housing option.
Learn about the benefits of utilizing Community Planning Assistance Teams to engage communities and execute inventive, insightful planning to revitalize areas in distress and to plan for growth in dynamic environments. Participants will benefit by hearing from four communities that have conducted CPAT projects that each addressed planning issues unique to those community’s needs.
What does it take to move an NBA franchise to a new home? A lot of planning! The Barclays Center planning and design team overcame a number of challenges during the planning process and now the arena stands as a invaluable resource for Brooklyn and the larger New York City region.
As demand for isolated suburban office parks drops, interest in repurposing these properties grows. Explore Bell Labs research complex in Holmdel, N.J., a vibrant, mixed-use facility in development. Learn about changing workplace trends and the trials and tribulations of the repurposing process while visiting this extraordinary building.