NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Fiscal Analysis, Municipal Finance, and the Economy
The 2008-09 Great Recession restructured much of the economy and laid bare laid bare the fragile condition of local government budgets. Sessions will delve into how cities have rethought their financial base and are retooling to provide basic goods and services, plan for the future and escape a cycle of recurring crises. Some sessions may examine how private development intersects with government. Others may look at how communities are using new tools or rethinking existing ones, and pursuing fiscal health and new forms of economic development. Every planner needs to know about this vital subject. How does the physical environment of our communities contribute to and benefit from economic and fiscal health? Sponsoring Partner: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109943
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E07 (Javits Convention Center)

The physical environment of our communities contribute to and benefits from economic and fiscal health. This introduction to the track covers ways in which planners can make a difference by seeking opportunities.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109973
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

A new tool, the fiscally standardized cities (FiSC) database, can be used by cities to benchmark their fiscal data to comparable cities and thereby explore new measures for local fiscal health in U.S. cities.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109946
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)

Panelists cover different approaches to financing infrastructure, including bonds, earmarked taxes, public-private partnerships, and value capture, using examples of projects financed by each instrument.

CM | 1.25
#9109918
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

Waste management plays an increasingly critical role in achieving urban sustainability. What is planning’s role in the process? Review smart technologies and creative models to promote landfill diversion while achieving cost-saving and social equity goals in managing urban waste.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109985
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore improved methodology to estimate demographic multipliers in light of changing demographic trends. Case studies show that impact analysts should adopt multipliers that are timely, geographically targeted, and specific to the housing configuration.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109970
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

Examine the evidence on how tax incentives impact economic development as well as state and local finances. Discuss best practices for using incentives in the most cost-effective way.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109955
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore Hudson Yards—one of the largest projects in the United States to combine a range of infrastructure-financing tools, such as debt, PILOTs, and land-value capture. Learn how this project gained traction from a financial perspective and how it may influence other large urban investment.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110086
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

Many cities regularly give out various tax incentives, credits, and rebates to induce additional (and much needed) development within the community. But are these incentives really needed? And how much incentive is too much?

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109490
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

A spatial approach to fiscal impact analysis is superior to existing methods. Nearly all revenues and expenditures in a city are spatial. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to comprehensively estimate fiscal impact and create a detailed planning database.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110224
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

Capital improvement plans are a powerful way to meet planning goals. What are the best practices in linking long range, service, and area plans to the CIP to better manage financial resources and achieve planning goals?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110217
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)

Cities increasingly look to special districts to help with plan implementation. The Uptown Oakland case study informs about the power and limitations of districts to bring plan visions to life. Learn to set expectations and improve plans for stronger partnerships.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109988
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A06 (Javits Convention Center)

Fiscal policies can have large and unexpected effects on land use, development patterns, and regional equity. At the same time, land use and infrastructure planning often fails to consider effects on revenues and costs over time. This session explores the fiscal-land use relationship from both perspectives.

CM | 1.25
#9110174
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

This facilitated discussion will critically examine assumptions, established approaches, results, and criticisms of FIA. The aim is to share experience in application and methodological improvement on how to better estimate development impacts.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108002
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Learn about feasibility analysis needed to develop successful affordable housing. Panelists with experience in both finance and development show how to navigate public-private partnerships.