NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109671
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

Popular sound bites announce that "our zip code matters more than our genetic code" or "workplace stress is the new secondhand smoke," but what does that mean for planners? Collaboration is key – hear from partners from other design professions and health who work alongside planners in creating healthy communities.

CM | 1.25
#9107253
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: LGBTQ

In spite of progressive policies and increased cultural sensitivity, generally, homophobia and violence against LGBTQ community persists. A general tenet of community planning is to promote the health, safety and welfare of a community, and a specific mission of several APA National Divisions is to provide a voice to the issues that minority and disenfranchised populations face.

CM | 1.25
#9110264
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Arts and Culture

Explore creative placemaking from the community up, grounded in values fostering belonging, equity, racial justice, and inclusion. We will share local case studies from diverse urban and rural contexts, tools and resources, and creative participatory planning and community engagement practices.

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.

CM | 1.25
#9106501
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

Planners from three Sunbelt Metropolitan Planning Organizations will share how their organizations incorporate health outcomes into the regional planning and decision making process. The presentations will highlight programs, strategies, performance measures, methods for technical analysis, and other best practices.

CM | 1.25
#9109786
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: International

The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to guide development and promote good planning. Explore these SDGs, including how they fit into the New Urban Agenda, how they help with disaster-resilience planning, and how their metrics can improve local planning.

CM | 2.50
#9107237
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E07 (Javits Convention Center)

What is "Vision Zero"? How have cities pursued this ambitious goal? Learn from the experiences of five Vision Zero cities, assess your city’s progress around key Vision Zero themes, and leave with concrete steps to improve transportation safety at home.

CM | 4.25
#9108139
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A06 (Javits Convention Center)

New York's Regional Plan Association has a long history of creating groundbreaking regional plans. Learn how the RPA engaged a wide range of stakeholders to develop its hotly anticipated fourth plan -- and how that plan will address the major economic, environmental, and transportation challenges facing the tri-state region.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109619
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Planning Methods

APA conducts applied, policy-relevant research to identify, evaluate, develop, and disseminate best practices that address key issues for the planning profession. Join members of its Research Agenda Task Force to discuss what APA's research priorities should be.

CM | 1.25
#9108160
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

Creating Healthy Neighborhoods: Evidence-based Planning and Design Strategies has been published by APA Planners Press in 2017. Planners will learn about the process and substance of making healthier places.

CM | 1.25
#9109751
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

In this 'doctor is in' type session, planners working in diverse communities can get advice from their peers. Topics available for discussion include affordable housing, arts and culture, economic development, gentrification, public health, public transportation and zoning.

CM | 1.25
#9110084
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

The trends of population aging and climate-related events are profound on communities everywhere. Older adults are especially vulnerable to projected changes in frequency and /or intensity of climate-related events. Efforts to increase their individual preparedness require a paradigm shift.

CM | 1.25
#9109374
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Food Systems

Learn how local governments can develop and implement policies, programs, and projects to make fresh, healthy, and local food both accessible and affordable to all community members, including those most in need.

CM | 1.25
#9108928
Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

The New York City Housing Authority—the oldest in the United States—is reinventing itself. Its 10-year strategy focuses on improving operations, management, sustainability, financing, energy and water efficiency, and resident initiatives, as well as expanding affordable housing. Learn how experts are working to ensure the survival of public housing in New York and elsewhere.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110012
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

Downtown organizations, including business improvement districts, are playing a significant role in shaping the future of our cities, including influencing policy, raising the expectations for planning and participation, and assisting in implementation.

CM | 1.25
#9109407
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

City food policy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Seven city food policy advisors from across the nation share their organizational structure, planning tools and lessons learned. Find out how your city can incorporate food policy into planning. Session includes Q&A.

CM | 1.25
#9110145
Saturday, May 6 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions

With over a third of US adults obese, there is a national movement to address the obesity epidemic.  The environments where we live, learn, work, and play directly influence health behaviors, the cost of healthcare, and quality of life.strategies for integrating health into comprehensive plans and design guidelines.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108428
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

How can we best balance access, use and conservation of parks and natural areas? Come explore a new experiential and needs-based park system planning model focused on the recreation experience, developed in Portland, Oregon.

CM | 1.25
#9109977
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

Climate change is providing for an uncertain future. A key challenge is translating the uncertainty of climate science into planning policies for resilient communities. The panel will discuss how Cambridge, MA and Washington D.C. preparedness plans as case studies.

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109972
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Outside of traditional park space, how can the design of public spaces promote health? Exploring examples from New York City, this session will illustrate how innovative, inclusive design interventions can foster healthier, more engaged communities.

CM | 1.25
#9105549
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

Corpus Christi, TX, the “fattest city in America” (Men’s Health, 2010), where big trucks and vehicular access are inalienable rights, now boasts one of the most comprehensive bicycle mobility plans in the country. This is community transformation in action.

#9110373
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Everyday new sustainability and resiliency-focused jobs are created by both public agencies and private corporations. But what are employers looking for in candidates? Where are these jobs advertised? What should interested candidates do to prepare for these positions? Learn from several sustainability experts on how to craft careers focused on sustainable development.

CM | 1.25
#9109370
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Food Systems

Many communities across the country – both urban and rural – struggle with challenging social, economic and health related issues like poverty, racial inequities, chronic disease, and economic disinvestment. Examine two projects championed by APA’s Planning and Community Health Center, which support communities strengthening local food systems planning: Growing Food Connections and Plan4Health.

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 | 10:30 a.m.
#9115252
Activity Type: Meetings

Join representatives from chapters across the country as they consider and discuss APA’s three newest policy guides.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9105699
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A21 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore automated vehicle technology, the use of ropeways and gondolas in an urban environment, and the proliferation of e-bikes worldwide. Discuss the implications of these trends for planning.

CM | 1.25
#9110040
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E14 (Javits Convention Center)

The United Nations recently achieved landmark agreements on development (Sustainable Development Goals), climate change (Paris Agreement), and urbanization (New Urban Agenda/Habitat III). How are U.S. cities doing their part to implement these agreements? Learn how and why Baltimore, New York, and San Jose have taken on this formidable challenge.

CM | 1.25
#9109919
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E10 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Environment

The promise of ecological design and planning in cities everywhere has never been greater. Four contributors to "Nature and Cities" share the monumental work being done today in the ecologically informed and inspired planning and design of cities and metropolitan regions.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9107902
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

Development density has become an instrumental factor in shaping more livable, transit-supportive, sustainable communities. However, not all density is created equal. Learn specific design tools and strategies to achieve dense development that advances community goals and aspirations.

CM | 1.25
#9109371
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

Take an in-depth look at emerging trends in regional planning highlighted in a new PAS Report. Learn how to integrate sustainability principles across a region, expand efforts to engage the public and new partners, and adopt innovative approaches to regional plan implementation.

CM | 1.25
#9110406
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Learn about metrics-based smart city planning in Asia—where planners, economists, systems integrators, and engineers are developing a citywide “smart masterplan” and data analytics hub that will roll out over the next four years.

CM | 1.25
#9108756
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore the processes and tools employed in the first stage of the Central Puget Sound Regional Open Space Strategy, and discuss how these innovative landscape-scale “green infrastructure” planning techniques can be applied to other regions.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 3:15 p.m.
#9122142
Sunday, May 7 | 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1C, APA Pavilion (Javits Convention Center)

APA and Forecast Public Art are partnering to develop a public art and placemaking learning tool for planners serving small and mid-sized cities. Learn about what we are doing to serve communities seeking to improve the health of their cities via the inclusion of artists and art, and consider if you would like to serve as a national advisor on this project.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109433
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

Moving toward more equitable communities is a priority for both planning and public health. But it can often feel like a daunting task.  What are effective ways to incorporate equity into proposed projects or approaches? How can you leverage planning and public health data to strengthen your approach to equity?

CM | 1.25
#9108995
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions

Climate change is anticipated to have profound effects in Hawaii. Hawaii state and county governments recognize that mitigating and adapting to the negative economic, political, environmental, health, and social effects will require immediate and unprecedented levels of inter-governmental cooperation.

CM | 1.25
#9109758
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Urban Design

Good planning can support health. Can it also invigorate civic life? As communities nationwide face declining civic engagement levels, this session introduces “Assembly,” a pioneering movement that leverages evidence-based design and planning strategies to enhance civic life.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9107946
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

Four Northeastern states have taken the lead in supporting sustainability initiatives pursued by local governments. While the initiatives vary by state, common elements have emerged. This session examines state and regional data sources and planning tools that have helped local governments work toward a more sustainable future.

CM | 1.25
#9110237
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)

How can you design equitable processes to help build healthy, active neighborhoods? This session will explore innovative (and successful!) strategies for moving beyond meetings to expand community participation in planning for streets and neighborhoods.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110287
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are essential to healthy, connected, vibrant communities. Cultural plans create roadmaps to engage creative and cultural assets as partners in meeting various municipal goals. Discover how cultural plans become key components at city, neighborhood, and district-levels.

CM | 1.25
#9109496
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.

CM | 1.25
#9107862
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

Planners are playing an increasingly important role in the development of sustainable places and smart cities. Gain a better understanding of the implications of new technology such as ride sharing, smart utilities, and net-zero design on our built environment.

CM | 1.25
#9109995
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

How can design address the many challenges that cities face? Planners and designers from New York, San Francisco, and Seattle will share the latest efforts in their cities to promote design thinking while engaging larger issues of equity and sustainability.

CM | 1.25
#9109887
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1E09 (Javits Convention Center)

While advocates, planners, and public health professionals may readily self-identify as interested in either food access or in active transportation, local communities don’t always see the distinction between these issues. Communities rightly see the issues as interconnected, suggesting that our approach to solving it should be as well.

CM | 2.50
#9103958
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E07 (Javits Convention Center)

Diverse views of environmentally responsible brownfields redevelopment with innovative case studies across US. How very different communities navigate the challenges of remediation, funding, infrastructure and community concerns to achieve long term sustainability; a discussion of how brownfield redevelopment has matured.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110053
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A22 (Javits Convention Center)

What typically transpires when retirees settle in a rural resort community? Affordable housing options decrease. Economic insecurity increases. And younger workers migrate elsewhere. Learn about the interrelationships of these variables and how an enabling design approach can create communities where all generations thrive.

CM | 1.25
#9109409
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A21 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

Showcasing lessons learned from the second Plan4Health cohort, this session will demonstrate the impact of shared use to increase opportunities for physical activity and to strengthen a community's sense of place.

CM | 1.25
#9107515
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A07 (Javits Convention Center)

The Vision Zero policy for reducing traffic deaths has spread around the world since its inception in Sweden in 1997. Can it help you achieve safe, sustainable, and complete streets in your community? Vision Zero experts will review best practices in street design and present case examples of innovative street solutions on Queens Boulevard in New York.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110153
Monday, May 8 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

In recent years the planning profession has seen a shift from planning for the arts to planning with the arts. This session will explore how these newly emerging roles for artists expand the boundaries of traditional planning practices.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1 p.m.
#9122143

APA and Forecast Public Art are partnering to develop a public art and placemaking learning tool for planners serving small and mid-sized cities. Learn about what we are doing to serve communities seeking to improve the health of their cities via the inclusion of artists and art, and consider if you would like to serve as a national advisor on this project.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
#9113784
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

The poster is a presentation of a research on the potential that the planning and design of public spaces today have to link urban development, adaptation, and resilience, and how to maximize this potential and provide innovative and comprehensive solutions to the new challenges our cities are confronting in terms of growth, health, economics, environment, and resilience.

#9113782
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

The Valleyheart Riverwalk is a section of the LA River that has undergone revitalization through community led efforts. This research can be applied to metropolitan areas for implementation of greenways, providing better quality of life for the community.

#9113788
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

Putting park-and-ride facilities at mass transit stations is very common for planners, but is this wise? The poster will tell a research for Gold Line in Los Angeles, analyzing various data to examine the impacts of park-and-ride facilities on nearby neighborhoods.

#9113793
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

An assessment of building Smart Cities through Smart Transportation System in Energy Corridor District in Houston, Texas. The outcome is to provide a quantitative measurement framework to evaluate the health, safety, and environmental benefits.

#9109088
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Sustainability

Adaptive planning process for Great Barrier Reef incorporating 3 levels of government, scientists, conservationists and traditional owners with farming, fishing, tourism and ports operators. A comprehensive strategic environmental assessment (SEA) underpinned development of the integrated Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

#9113489
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: International

Explore how to support refugees populations in your community through planning but reviewing an analysis of 50+ studies regarding refugee resettlement in the United States.

#9113463
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Environment

Rural communities often lack staff and technical resources to identify brownfield sites for redevelopment. This poster details a regional inventory process developed in Iowa that enables staff and volunteers to assess and prioritize sites through a flexible, quantitative scoring system.

#9110322
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Aging

Examine the intersections between the growing popularity of planning WHO and AARP- designated age-friendly cities and communities and traditional citywide comprehensive planning and will highlight the benefits the age-friendly lens can bring to planning.

#9113667
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Sustainability

Learn about sustainability efforts in a small Midwestern community that serves as a regional health care and retail hub. These proactive efforts integrate iconic architecture and musical heritage, as well as strategies to support aging-in-place.

#9113563
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Health

A visually appealing research poster which will include the result outcomes of an experimental research to identify the factors of pedestrian’s stress level from subjective and objective measurements through walking on different sidewalks based on the amount of greenery.

#9108650
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

A retail district’s health and vitality are linked to the perception of safety. Attracting neighborhood-serving businesses to an unsafe district is challenging. Mitigating crime is the critical first step in creating a climate for retail growth.

#9113760
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Health

Accessibility of primary care can attribute to prevention and management of chronic diseases. This study aims to address the possible presence of spatial primary care access disparities within the Seattle-Tacoma metro area.

#9113713
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

What are the implications of zoning and affordable housing? This poster presents the results of a quantitative study of five variables—income, race, health, crime, and location—and how residents fared with regard to each before and after the implementation of mixed-income neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland.

#9113766
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Environment

Unregulated productive areas of a city may contribute to the economy but the price being paid for it far outweighs in terms of overall quality of life and other social indicators.

#9113779
Monday, May 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Posters

The efficacy of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly referred to as Section 8 Housing) is negatively impacted by its limitations in making necessary distinctions between participants who have access to urban amenities and those who do not.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9108931
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A23/24 (Javits Convention Center)

There's no debating that the built environment directly impacts community health. But how can we better understand exactly how planning affects health in order to build healthier communities? This session introduces APA’s Healthy Planning Metrics, a new tool to integrate health objectives into everyday planning practice.

CM | 1.25
#9109798
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1E16 (Javits Convention Center)

Whether big or small, inland or coastal, all communities face a common challenge: how to effectively plan for the presence (or absence) of water. Learn how information from an integrated suite of NOAA data, models and tools can be applied through innovative partnerships to better understand water-related events and their impacts on populations, the economy, and the natural environment.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109392
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1A21 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

Whether transforming a city street from a virtual speedway into a kid-friendly promenade or identifying when and where to park a mobile farmers market, planners must increasingly consider public health in their daily work. This session highlights the Plan4Health project and the cutting-edge tools and strategies it has developed for planning healthy communities.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 6 p.m.
#9116892
Monday, May 8 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: O'Neill (Marriott Marquis Times Square)
Activity Type: Meetings

A meeting of the interest group. Social event to follow off-site.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $5.00
#9116911
Monday, May 8 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Activity Type: Networking Receptions
NPC Topic: Food Systems Health

Join members and friends of APA's Food Systems Planning interest group and the Healthy Communities Collaborative and for a joint reception at a nearby restaurant. Snacks provided, cash bar. Location: Porchlight is located at 271 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001. We will be in the Game Room.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
#9109718
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Hear from colleagues about their work in "non-traditional" sectors, including public health, advocacy, and other specialties. In this part presentation, part networking roundtable session, each speaker will describe how they use their planning skills in their job, followed by structured table discussions with participants.

CM | 2.50
#9109618
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1E08 (Javits Convention Center)

Join us in exploring how communities along the rural to urban transect are developing partnerships and implementing creative strategies to promote physical activity and access to healthy foods. Participate in evaluating the role of contextual factors in health planning work.

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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110177
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A14 (Javits Convention Center)

Parks have the power to reinvigorate urban spaces. Explore several high-profile parks planning projects and gain insight into how they helped cities creatively foster resilience, equity, connectivity, and economic development.

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
#9110282
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)

Building on the "Urban Street Design Guide," NACTO presents a new guide on sustainable stormwater management. Learn about three cities that have built strong partnerships between transportation and water departments—and hear how green infrastructure makes more livable streets.

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109939
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Health

“Health-in-All-Policies” and “Health Impact Assessments” are emerging approaches to address public health challenges. Practitioners will share how to apply these methods, and how they may complement one another in facilitating cross-sectoral collaborations, community empowerment, and healthy community planning.

CM | 1.25
#9109531
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A08 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Sessions & Discussions
NPC Topic: Food Systems Health

In a region known for fried food, gentrification, racism, and obesity, Plan4Health grantees in Charlotte and Savannah are combining the skills of public health professionals and planners to empower communities, improve access to healthy food, and increase physical activity opportunities.

CM | 1.25
#9109859
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E11 (Javits Convention Center)

Gain an overview of the Together North Jersey initiative, its vision, and its plan for implementing the many strategies delineated in the plan.  It will showcase 3 key success stories of diverse local initiatives around the region, all of which are well on their way towards implementing real change in their communities.