NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Zoning: Hitting the Reset Button
Recent decades have witnessed the rise of entirely new approaches to a core tool of planning. Zoning is addressing issues that once were considered outside its domain — equity, the environment, and even three-dimensional urban design. With these changes has come the need for planners who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement increasingly sophisticated regulations, incentives, and tools. Sessions will explore how zoning that is more responsive and carefully calibrated than ever is changing the face and function of communities.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E12 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

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..

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 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E13 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

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.