NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Mobile Workshops & Orientation Tours
Here's an understatement: There's a lot to see in New York City! Start your exploration with an orientation tour on foot or by boat, led by local planners and packed with their perspectives on local challenges. Then, take your pick among scores of mobile workshops. Move throughout the city's five boroughs — plus Long Island, upstate, New Jersey and Connecticut — to projects where innovative planning is on display. Whether you travel on foot or by bus, subway, bike, or boat, New York planning will enlighten and exhilarate you. Attendees must purchase separate tickets for mobile workshops and orientation tours.

Friday, May 5, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 6:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $100.00
CM | 10
#9107838
Friday, May 5 | 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Discover the Hudson River Valley during a scenic train ride along the Hudson River followed by a bus tour showcasing the region’s local agricultural renaissance and efforts to preserve the "foodshed."

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 3:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 2.50
#9118321
Friday, May 5 | 3:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Explore the United Nations headquarters building in a unique tour. This expansion on the standard hour-long U.N. tour includes planning history of the siting of the U.N.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2
#9116509

Join fellow planners on a one-day Community Planning Workshop in Howard Beach, Queens. Work with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety to help design a sustainable water management strategy to plan for reduced environmental impacts and increase neighborhood resiliency.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 4.50
#9107928
Saturday, May 6 | 11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Newark is the largest city in the New Jersey. The City experienced decades of population decline triggered by rebellions in the late 1960’s. However, in the last half of the 20th century, Newark started to see an increase in population, and is projected to gain an additional 68,000 residents by 2040. Planners will showcase some of Newark’s most recent development initiatives.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113531
Saturday, May 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Visit Radburn—where every generation of planners since 1928 has been inspired to create neighborhoods out of neighbors and separate automobiles from pedestrians—and learn about a vision crafted by local officials to improve the pedestrian environment near its train station and commercial area.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | noon
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $50.00
CM | 4.50
#9107922

This mobile session will be co-hosted by AKRF, Inc., and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. It is easily accessible by transit and will be  a walking tour that within a relatively short distance will present significant historical, cultural, social, immigration, and urban revitalization experiences that will tell the 350-year story of Flushing as a centralized settlement for people, culture

Michael Meyers | Ellen Kodakek | Robert White | Simon Gerson

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 4.50
#9114726

Join members of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force for a presentation about this historically and culturally significant site. Learn about the history of the burial ground, events leading to a project commemorating it, and strategies for incorporating this project into community-wide economic development goals.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $60.00
CM | 3
#9115199

New York is a city of islands.  Participants in this orientation tour will get to know it best by boat!   From history, to ecology, to infrastructure, to architecture, to transportation, to commerce to changing uses and resiliency challenges, it all happens on the water.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $40.00
CM | 3
#9107878
Saturday, May 6 | 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115189
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

This tour is focused on the experiences of immigrants coming to, living in, and departing from New York City’s Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods. The tour will identify the local human impacts of global economic forces in a ‘global city.’

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115192
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Greenwich Village is known to be a cultural melting pot. Participants will learn how it is steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history.  The tour will show  where and how the Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115187
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Lower Manhattan is New York City’s oldest neighborhood and one of its most vibrant and dynamic communities. Participants will learn how Lower Manhattan’s four centuries of history can be traced from its beginnings as a colonial seaport through its rise to global financial prominence and its current role as a premier global city.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115196
Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

This orientation tour will demonstrate how Midtown Manhattan is one of the most exciting and diverse areas of New York City.  Midtown Manhattan, the largest central business district in the world, is home to countless world-class destinations, with more than 50 million visitors each year.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 7:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9113297
Sunday, May 7 | 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Visit several communities analyzed in a recent regional planning initiative, themed “Cultivating Opportunities for Sustainable Development,” that evaluated the desire and readiness for transit-oriented development in many pre- and post-World War II communities in Nassau County, New York.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113497

The Hudson Bergen Light Rail has been a transformational force along NJ's Gold Coast, right across the river from NYC. Hop on a ferry to NJ, and board a private light rail vehicle. Representatives of NJ Transit and planners from municipalities along the route will discuss their experiences from the initial planning in the 1990s to the present.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $20.00
#9116826

Spend a few hours with other conference attendees helping to NYC parks. Project elements may include gardening (planting, mulching, weeding, erosion control); painting (fences, benches), and similar tasks to spruce up and care for the park. You'll definitely want to pack a pair of shoes that can get dirty, but we will supply you a t-shirt to take home.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $85.00
CM | 7
#9107397
Sunday, May 7 | 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

In the 1940s a group of young New York professionals were inspired to create a community with Frank Lloyd Wright. Come learn more about and tour the Usonia Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2
#9113929

The East Harlem Neighborhood Plan—a community-led vision for the proposed upzoning of East Harlem—was recently finalized. Visit a sampling of successful existing developments and institutions, historic cultural assets, and potential project sites while discussing stakeholder initiatives and programs already under way as a result of the plan.

Betsy MacLean | Afua Atta-Mensah | George Sarkissian | Ahmed Tigani | Adam Lubinsky, AICP | Angel Mescain

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $95.00
CM | 8
#9113248

The APA NY Metro Chapter includes rural Sullivan County, where the Woodstock Festival took place in 1969. This tour will explore the relationships of NYC to these outer reaches from water to special interest groups to extreme commuters. The relationships are complex and the issues are ones that will be faced by more and more communities.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115213

This tour is focused on the experiences of immigrants coming to, living in, and departing from New York City’s Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods. The tour will identify the local human impacts of global economic forces in a ‘global city.’

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115214

Greenwich Village is known to be a cultural melting pot. Participants will learn how it is steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history.  The tour will show  where and how the Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115200

Lower Manhattan is New York City’s oldest neighborhood and one of its most vibrant and dynamic communities. Participants will learn how Lower Manhattan’s four centuries of history can be traced from its beginnings as a colonial seaport through its rise to global financial prominence and its current role as a premier global city.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9115215

This orientation tour will demonstrate how Midtown Manhattan is one of the most exciting and diverse areas of New York City.  Midtown Manhattan, the largest central business district in the world, is home to countless world-class destinations, with more than 50 million visitors each year.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9114725

Tour two historic Staten Island sites undergoing major change, thanks to the proactive efforts of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Learn how a former city tuberculosis hospital is being reshaped into a healthy community to confront new epidemics, and how a historic poor farm is being rehabilitated to house a rapidly aging population.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2.50
#9113496

Take a walking tour of the World Trade Center's impressive outdoor built environment. The tour will focus on the contribution of this new public space to New York’s urban fabric as well as the planning and design elements that make it such a successful and inclusive addition to the city's outdoor environment.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107937

Explore the recovery of the Breezy Point community, devastated in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy. This walking tour will delve into the disaster itself; state and federal recovery programs implemented in its aftermath; beach restoration; and residential, commercial, and infrastructure reconstruction.

Tom Womeldurf, AICP | Christopher Fennell | Jawanza Nyahuma | Nazzareno Callipo | Arthur Lighthall | Program Director Build It Back New York

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107527

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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | noon
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9121308

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.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $30.00
CM | 4
#9121355

The East New York Neighborhood Plan was the first plan developed by the current administration to address local and citywide needs for affordable housing, economic development and community resources. This tour will lead you through this diverse neighborhood stopping at key sites to be developed with new housing, a school and other resources.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $60.00
CM | 3
#9115216

New York is a city of islands.  Participants in this orientation tour will get to know it best by boat!   From history, to ecology, to infrastructure, to architecture, to transportation, to commerce to changing uses and resiliency challenges, it all happens on the water.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9114711

Tour Forest Hills Gardens, a historic garden community in Queens, and view plans for the QueensWay, a proposed 3.5-mile linear park on an abandoned rail line that will provide much-needed public green space.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1:45 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 5
#9107618

The walking-tour will introduce the place and the people who have been part of Stonewall’s history. The audience will examine what makes a place significant from the perspective of cultural history, and be provided an in-depth look into the national monument.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $100.00
CM | 9
#9113050
Monday, May 8 | 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Explore how one town initiated redevelopment of a downtown, tourist destination and economically depressed community.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107523
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Boat tour of New York Harbor and Jamaica Bay to educate planners about this urban coastal region- from Superstorm Sandy recovery work, to resiliency planning, to management planning aimed at a new vision for resource stewardship and improved access.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9114554
Monday, May 8 | 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Gain an insider’s view of the nation’s largest and busiest train station and learn about its history and plans for its future. Visit the newly opened Moynihan Station Lower Concourse, the first phase of the Moynihan Station Project to convert the historic Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9113495

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.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9118320

Explore Washington Heights, a classic ‘port of entry’ neighborhood in Upper Manhattan at the New York foot of the George Washington Bridge. It has now become a social and political center for the growing Dominican and other Caribbean communities in the New York area.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9113581
Monday, May 8 | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

The critical modernization of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) has begun. Tour this leading airport and see up close how the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is collaborating with private partners to revitalize and unify terminals, increase airfield efficiency, and redevelop LGA into a world-class gateway.

Richard Smyth | Lysa Scully | Patty Clark | Ryan Marzullo | Frank Scremin

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3
#9121406
Monday, May 8 | 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Participatory budgeting (PB) has engaged hundreds of thousands of diverse New Yorkers in directly deciding how to spend hundreds of millions of capital dollars. Tour PB-funded projects in the Chinese and Latinx immigrant enclave of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which boasts NYc's highest per capita participation in PB. Learn how your municipality can adopt this civic engagement innovation.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $75.00
CM | 7
#9113184
Monday, May 8 | 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

A shuttle/walking tour through three neighborhoods in the City hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, focusing on the resiliency aspects implemented post-Sandy. Along the route, experts on key resiliency aspects will join us. Lunch will be included.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107422
Monday, May 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

As climate changes, urban communities with combined sewers must build adaptive capacity to adjust to increasing flood risk. Explore innovative adaptation and mitigation planning tools in the City of Hoboken, New Jersey on a bicycle tour of resilient infrastructure improvements.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 4
#9113326
Monday, May 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Once Long Island’s most economically distressed community, Wyandanch is in the midst of a complete transformation that serves as a nationwide model for new transit-oriented development brought about by a ground-up community-based approach to neighborhood revitalization.

Sean Sallie, AICP | Jonathan Keyes | Russell Albanese | Steve Bellone

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9113941
Monday, May 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Tour fabled Roosevelt Island, a unique town-within-a-city located between Manhattan and Queens. Explore this close-knit urban enclave and learn about its historic significance and current period of dynamic change.

Amy Crader | Mary Miltimore, AICP | Judy Berdy | Colin Koop | Susan Rosenthal | Erica Spencer-EL | Sally Minard | Stephen Martin | Matt Carmody | Andrew Winters

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 8:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107555
Monday, May 8 | 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Public and private investments have changed the nature of public spaces in the Meatpacking District.  A short stretch of Gansevoort Street highlights the variety and interaction between traditional public space (a plaza at 9th Avenue), creatively reused infrastructure (the High Line and Hudson River parks), and cultural institutions that embrace the street (the Whitney Museum).

Scott Newman | Lisa Switkin | Noreen Doyle

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 4.50
#9113697
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Explore the famed (but long-neglected) Coney Island waterfront and explore how resilience and community planning are redefining how New York responds to rising sea levels and threats from climate change to the area. Learn about the area's history, strategic initiatives, and economic development goals, as well as promising projects in the pipeline.

Elijah Hutchinson | Gillian Connell | Catherine Nguyen

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113669
Monday, May 8 | 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Take a walking tour of Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, N.Y. , the historic site of two World’s Fairs. Learn about this enduring open space, see the “Panorama of New York” from the 1964 Word's Fair, and hear what its new Strategic Framework Plan holds for the future of this place.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9113944
Monday, May 8 | 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Take an Uptown train to the now-thriving Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, devastated by New York’s fiscal crisis of the 1970s. The tour will focus on how developing affordable housing helped revitalize the neighborhood, which saw most of its original housing stock damaged by arson during the fiscal crisis and eventually razed by the city.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 11 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
CM | 5
#9113071

Explore how the City of Stamford went from a charming  New England city with a local economic base, a historic downtown, beautiful residential neighborhoods, and a short commute to New York City to becoming a boomtown.

David Woods | Ralph Blessing | robin stein | Thomas Madden, AICP | Vineeta Mathur, AICP

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 12:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9114742
Monday, May 8 | 12:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Take a ferry ride across Raritan Bay and tour county, state and national historic sites in Monmouth County, N.J. You will learn how historic preservation, restoration, public finance, and public-private partnerships combine to create tourism experiences while preserving local and national history.

Paul Gleitz, AICP | Jeff Szalc | Chris Davidson | Margaret Carlsen | Anthony Mercantante, AICP | Sanyogita Chavan, AICP | Amy Sarrinikolaou, AICP | Gail Hunton | Ryan Rochelle | Pete McCarthy

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107426
Monday, May 8 | 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

As climate changes, urban coastal communities must build adaptive capacity to adjust to increasing flood risk. Explore innovative climate adaptation and pre-disaster mitigation planning tools in the City of Hoboken, New Jersey on a bicycle tour of resilient infrastructure improvements.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113942

Join this walking tour and explore Flushing's history as a centralized settlement for people, culture, and business. Learn about significant historical, cultural, social, immigration, and urban revitalization experiences that have shaped this part of New York, one of the city's busiest areas.

Simon Gerson | Ellen Kodakek | Michael Meyers | Robert White

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107975

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.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $65.00
CM | 5.50
#9114720

The Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn has gentrified more than any other New York neighborhood in the last decade. Take a guided walking tour of this unique area, learn how it is handling gentrification efforts, and engage in meaningful conversations about the social impacts of planning initiatives in this community.

Ramon Peguero | Sarita Safarty-Steel | Christopher Allen

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 3
#9107911

Explore three Roosevelt Island master plan sites that have been developed since 1969, including Cornell Tech, an innovative new college campus. Discover the challenges and opportunities of master planning over time, and how the plan’s evolution advances this community.

Allison Ruddock, AICP | Andrew Winters | Susan Rosenthal | Colin Koop | Judy Berdy | Amy Crader, AICP

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9107867

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9113668

Central Park’s 843 acres host a staggering 2,500 special events every year. Tour this world-famous park and gain an overview of the kinds of special events that take place in it and how they are managed to ensure the long-term sustainability of its landscapes.

Russell Fredericks | Jamie Warren

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9107526

Participants will get a tour the new stations of Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, the largest subway expansion project in New York City. The tour will end at the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center at 125th Street for a presentation on Phase 2 of the project.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7:45 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $85.00
CM | 7
#9107875
Tuesday, May 9 | 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

Visit two nationally-recognized historic properties and learn about policy tools used to protect them. The Glass House is one of the nation’s greatest modern architectural landmarks. Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only national park dedicated to American painting.

Charles Janson | Linda Cook | Gregory Sages

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $55.00
CM | 5
#9113200
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

The "Bay Park Unified: Integrated Perimeter Flood Protection" project is one of a kind that utilizes state-of-the art flood protection while creating more and better public and park space. This project sets an example for flood-prone areas along the eastern seaboard.

Peter Glus | Joseph Davenport | Jill Popowich | Douglas McCoach

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $100.00
CM | 10
#9114581
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Learn how historic Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is capitalizing on natural and community assets like the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Poughkeepsie Train Station to revitalize its waterfront and main street and create a connected greenway waterfront trail.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3.50
#9113529
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Departs from: Javits Convention Center, Level 2, 1E Concourse

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.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $100.00
CM | 9.50
#9114071
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:15 a.m. - 7 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Take a 35-mile ride on a popular rail-trail and learn about bicycle tourism, increasing non-motorized mobility through bike-on-transit programs, and leveraging other grant programs to bring success to trailway projects. The ride ends at the regionally acclaimed Captain Lawrence Brewery for some beer tasting. (Transportation will be provided back to NYC.)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9114549
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Join a walking tour of Lower Manhattan’s evolving East Side waterfront —the locus of a series of transformational coastal-protection initiatives. Representatives of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and others will highlight key efforts to help protect the shoreline and its inhabitants from climate change-related threats.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 4
#9113512
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor

Learn about New York’s multimodal freight network on this walking tour of the South Brooklyn waterfront. Stops will include the 65th Street Rail Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bush Terminal, and South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. Enjoy a picnic in Bush Terminal Piers Park at the tour's end.

Patrick Thrasher | Andrew Genn | William Stein | Dave Aneiro | Ryan White | Jeffrey Brauner

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 2.50
#9123992

Broadway is an iconic and historic street stretching the entire length of Manhattan. In Midtown, NYC DOT has redesigned the corridor with a focus on safety, mobility for all users and place making for the world stage.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $35.00
CM | 2.50
#9106434

Participants will ride the Subway to Brooklyn, where they will ride 2 Select Bus Service routes. The tour will lead by PROJECT managers from MTA New York City Transit and NYC DOT, as well as by a BRT Task Leader from Parsons Brinckerhoff’s NYC Office. Participants will learn best practices, challenges and valuable takeaways about implementing BRT in a very dense, and vibrant, urban environment.

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $45.00
CM | 3
#9123991

See how NYC is increasing biking with its protected bike lane network. Discuss macro issues like ridership demand, phasing strategy as well engineering principles of including mixing zones and split phase signals. See different designs in various contexts, including favoring pedestrian flow, plaza space, and bicycle level of service.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 10 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 2
#9112981
Tuesday, May 9 | 10 a.m. - noon Departs from: New York Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor
NPC Topic: Aging

This mobile workshop is a tour of East Harlem, Senior hotspot and NYC’s first Aging Improvement District, where participatory planning launched a comprehensive East Harlem Neighborhood strategy to create new affordable housing and improve the health and wellbeing of residents

TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $25.00
CM | 1.50
#9107923
Tuesday, May 9 | 10 a.m. - noon

Successful parks have always contributed to their surrounding communities, but they are also shaped, in turn, by local organizations and and design (including zoning) initiatives. Visit 4 parks, snap a "selfie," and listen to a podcast narrated by an expert on how local planning affects that park.