2020 National Planning Conference

2020 National Planning Conference

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  • Tracks

    Each NPC20 track is a carefully curated selection of sessions and activities focused on an important current or emerging issue. Follow one track for an in-depth, wide-ranging view of an aspect of planning that interests you most or occupies your professional day. Or choose sessions from a variety of tracks.
  • Designing Healthier Multifamily Residential Buildings

    Planning and designing healthier multifamily housing for working-class families through innovation and a focus on the health of residents is important. See how planners, architects and engineers, and property and resident services coordinators can achieve this result.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Ray Demers
    • Matthew Hoffman
    CM | 1.25
  • Planning on the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Explore current planning initiatives, both local and regional, taking place on the U.S.-Mexico border. Presentations will focus on binational planning initiatives, and the impacts our current political and economic climate has on urban planning.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Rosemary Dudley, AICP
    • Ramiro Gonzalez, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Spotlight On: Resilient Houston: The 101st Resilient City

    Learn how Houston became the "101st Resilient City" and how the former chief resilience officers of Los Angeles and New Orleans joined forces with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and local experts to develop and implement the Resilient Houston strategy.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Jeffrey Hebert
    • Kyle Shelton
    CM | 1.25
  • Historic Art/Architecture in Houston's Commercial Development

    Learn about Houston's economic history by visiting a collection of early 20th century buildings and New Deal murals, and experience first-hand how historic art and architecture continue to contribute to the vitality and economic health of downtown Houston.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2
  • Partnerships for Healthy Planning

    Tour the brand-new East Aldine Town Center to see how the East Aldine District has taken a multifaceted approach to spur economic development and, in the process, evaluate the health and economic impacts in partnership with Harris County Public Health.
    April 25, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT
    CM | 1.50
  • Storytelling Session 3

    In this storytelling session, learn about sustainable shared modes of transportation, multimodal plans, and walkable urban patterns. Come hear about the Bay Area Carpool Program, Downtown St. Louis Multimodal Plan, and how architecture and urban design can be a powerful means to generate happiness.
    April 25, 2020, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Shannon Hake, AICP
    • Arti Harchekar, AICP
    • Jacqueline Knight
    CM | 1.25
  • Rethinking Smart Cities Holistically

    Explore how the implementation of smart cities may provide an opportunity to make cities more equitable and environmentally sustainable through the integration of technology, nature, and community.
    April 25, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    • Ryan Perkl
    • David Rouse, FAICP
    • Tom Fisher
    CM | 1.25
  • Storytelling Session 4

    In this storytelling session, learn about both transgender experiences navigating urban environments and how land use planning ordinances creates opportunities and challenges for communities of color.
    April 25, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    • Juan Sorto
    • Yasmine Tadross
    • Evan Wise
    CM | 1.25
  • Planning for Children's Health

    Learn how planners along with other professionals can site Early Care and Education facilities to prevent children from harmful environmental exposure. The focus will be on disaster-affected areas, with special emphasis on Puerto Rico.
    April 26, 2020, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    • Andrew Roszak
    • Johamary Pena
    • Joyce Dieterly
    • Rosie DeVito
    CM | 1.25
  • Attainable Housing Challenges: Rules and NIMBYs

    A recently published ULI Washington study examines two barriers to achieving attainable housing: regulatory/approval processes and community acceptance of new housing development. A multidisciplinary panel will discuss the study's findings, including strategies that session participants can use to overcome these barriers.
    April 26, 2020, 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    • Michael Spotts
    • Michelle Chang
    • Yolanda Cole
    • Deana Rhodeside
    CM | 1.25
  • Parks Equity: Public Parks for All

    Access to high-quality parks is essential for all communities, especially those in urbanized areas. This session explores how measuring and visualizing inequities in park access and quality gives cities tools to prioritize investment in parks where they are needed most.
    April 26, 2020, 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    • Lisa Graiff
    • Charlie McCabe
    CM | 1.25
  • From the Trenches: Abolishing Parking Minimums

    Many cities need parking reform to meet housing affordability, emissions, and public health goals. Learn from cities recently approving and implementing removal of minimums. This session is all about action: how did they do it, and how you can too.
    April 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. CDT
    • Greg Sandlund
    • Matthew Eierman
    • Alyssa Muto
    • Daniel Bartman
    • Ezra Pincus-Roth, AICP
    • Thomas Pace
    CM | 1.25
  • Space-based Observation for Local Decision Making

    Satellite data can answer questions planners never considered. This session presents a case study on how NASA, Washoe County District Health, and Stantec collaborated to use Earth observations and spatial data to understand Nevada’s urban heat island change over time.
    April 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. CDT
    • Amanda Clayton
    • Sienna Reid, AICP
    • Daniel Inouye
    CM | 1.25
  • Equity-Driven Park Planning

    Parks are critical for healthy communities. This session highlights the important connections between socioeconomic vulnerability, health equity, and park planning — and it provides a toolkit of strategies for creating transformative plans by reducing barriers to participation.
    April 27, 2020, 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT
    • Kathleen Coyne, AICP
    • Scott Dvorak, AICP
    • Parul Pillai
    • Marlon Connley
    CM | 1.25
  • Using Technology for Healthy Communities Planning

    There is evidence linking the quality of the built environment to health outcomes. Using this knowledge, opportunities exist to forward plan and design health and wellness in our communities. This session will demonstrate international and national data-driven approaches to healthy-communities planning.
    April 27, 2020, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Michael Chang
    • Jill Mead
    CM | 1.25
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration: Participate in the Power!

    How can cross-sector strategies improve health and equity? Listen as an expert panel representing planning, housing, transportation, public health, city attorneys, and social advocacy grapples with these issues in real time. Active audience participation is encouraged!
    April 27, 2020, 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. CDT
    • Umair Shah
    • Tracy McMillan
    • Sujata Srivastava
    • Reanne Estrada
    • Daniel Parolek
    • Gregory Miao
    CM | 2.50
  • Breathing in Houston: Case for Justice

    Houston's population will grow 50 percent by 2050. As the city grows, its interface with the petrol-chemical industry and increasing emissions from on-road transportation present community health challenges. This session will share the potential outcomes of efforts to improve Houston’s air quality.
    April 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. CDT
    • Bakeyah Nelson
    • Stephanie Thomas
    CM | 1.25
  • Equitable and Comfortable Active Transportation Network

    Fort Worth, Texas, has taken a pioneering approach to plan and implement an equitable multimodal network of sidewalks and bikeways suitable for people of all ages and abilities for walking (including persons with a disability), bicycling, and access to transit.
    April 28, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT
    • Jeremy Williams
    • Daniel Snyder
    CM | 1.25
  • Scaling Arnstein’s Ladder: Trust and Power

    Arnstein’s Ladder of Citizen Participation has long guided planners, yet often community development planning efforts remain stuck in tokenism or placation. In this interactive workshop, experiment with strategies to enhance power-sharing and building community trust for stronger outcomes.
    April 28, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT
    CM | 1.25

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