NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Increasingly, design guidelines are being employed to regulate and implement development. Yet often these guidelines are too vague to be meaningful or too prescriptive to remain relevant over the long term. Explore how to craft design guidelines to shape development that advances community goals and aspirations for livability, public life, and sustainability.
Zoning ordinances often prevent the built form that makes great urban neighborhoods. Learn how two cities employed different approaches—one tactical, the other comprehensive—to fix this problem..
What products are available for publishing zoning codes online, and how do they compare to premium hosting services? Learn best practices for publishing interactive online zoning codes, including case studies that highlight considerations in converting to a feature-rich online format.
Explore how accessory dwelling unit (ADU) programs have increased in popularity in cities as well as with property owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and California in general. Learn what opportunities ADUs offer, and how local laws provide flexibility to encourage more ADUs.
Today's zoning codes strive to address increasingly complex urban environments and often fall short. An international panel of experts argues that zoning may need to regulate less and regulate things that haven’t before been regulated. Join the debate.
Removing unnecessary zoning regulations can open the door for revitalization and repopulation. During this "zoning boot camp," we will deconstruct and reconstruct zoning so that it works to achieve repopulation and regulate only what is truly necessary to protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare.
Antiquated zoning codes create barriers to small business growth in many localities. Explore how a modern approach to use classification and permissions can complement well-calibrated development standards to foster a supportive environment for homegrown businesses.
This session explores ways to ensure a long, healthy relationship with your zoning code, including: finding flexibility you didn’t know was there, determining when an interpretation or clarification should trigger a code amendment, supporting code administrators through focused training and continuing education, and persevering through the ups and downs of a new code learning curve.
Transforming an obsolete development code may require the creation of new zoning districts. Learn how Raleigh, N.C., and Philadelphia navigated large-scale remappings through two different approaches, and how Albuquerque, N.M., seeks to learn from those experiences as it embarks on its own ambitious transformation.