2018 National Planning Conference

NPC18: 2018 National Planning Conference

Showing 1 - 50 of 93 Next >
  • EcoDistricts Foundations Course and Workshop

    NOT INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION - REGISTER VIA LINK BELOW The course is hosted by EcoDistricts and APA’s Sustainable Communities Division as a shoulder program for NPC18. The course is open to APA members in addition to the New Orleans community, but requires separate registration and payment.
    April 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • Planning for Equity

    Creating equitable outcomes requires a commitment to applying different approaches to planning practice. Explore case studies and practical actions that everyday planners can take to plan for more equitable growth and development.
    April 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Broderick Bagert
    • Juan Castillo
    • Saneta devuono-powell
    • Eric Engstrom, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Revitalizing Older Neighborhoods: Improving Health Outcomes

    The Pittman Plan is a catalyst for reinvestment and redevelopment in one of Nevada's most vulnerable neighborhoods. Learn how this plan has helped Henderson address important health and socioeconomic issues through planning, leveraging partnerships, and finding creative funding sources.
    April 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Brian Maddox
    • Joselyn Cousins
    CM | 1.25
  • Community Planning On or Around Military Installations

    Maintaining military operational readiness in an urban environment poses challenges and opportunities to local, regional, state, and federal agencies. Explore how a crucial military installation serves as an economic driver and community partner in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
    April 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Sarah Schneider, AICP
    CM | 4.50
  • Urban Farms: Growing Healthy, Resilient Cities

    Visit innovative farms throughout New Orleans—from a rooftop oasis to edible green spaces—and learn about unique programs and techniques for growing healthy food in urban spaces. Enjoy a true farm-to-table lunch and experience how local farms can shape healthy (and resilient) cities.
    April 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    • Marianne Cufone
    CM | 5.50
  • Volunteer with Rebuilding Together New Orleans

    Get your hands dirty with Rebuilding Together New Orleans and the Urban Design and Preservation Division while engaging with homeowners on the issues of affordable housing, historic preservation, and gentrification.
    April 21, 2018, 11:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    • Peter Barnard, AICP
    CM | 5.50
  • Walking Gay New Orleans

    Frances Benjamin Johnston...Tennessee Williams...Truman Capote...Ellen DeGeneres: All these notable citizens of the LGBTQ community shaped NOLA and called it home. Today gay-led/run/owned services, facilities, and businesses abound and continue to shape this diverse, vibrant city. See these places firsthand on this walking tour.
    April 21, 2018, 12:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    • Neal Stone, AICP
    CM | 4
  • Building a 'Culture of Health' Through Leadership

    Learn how a community-health-focused funder and a civic-crowdfunding platform worked together to deliver funding and training to grassroots groups working across New York State, boosting community health in the short term and building civic leadership over the long term.
    April 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Dionne Grayman
    • Sheila Gordon
    • Erin Barnes
    CM | 1.25
  • Healthy Regions Realized

    Staff from three metropolitan planning organizations will share and discuss implementation tools used to improve health and equity in their regions along with the performance measures used to determine success.
    April 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Kelly Porter, AICP
    • Rochelle Carpenter
    • Carolina Ilic, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Lafitte Greenway on Foot

    Take a walking tour of the Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park.
    April 21, 2018, 1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. CDT
    • Sophie Vorhoff
    CM | 3
  • Restoring NOLA's US Custom House

    Tour the historic U.S. Custom House in the French Quarter and learn about the transformation and adaptive reuse of this National Historic Landmark into a high-performance federal facility and museum that contributes to the vitality and economic health of downtown New Orleans.
    April 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
    • Ruth Kroeger, AICP
    CM | 2
  • Creating Great Places: Examining the Pioneers

    Rediscover the past political and cultural issues associated with the early planning and design programs and accomplishments of planning pioneers — and gain an understanding of the basis for creating great places.
    April 21, 2018, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Kurt Culbertson, FAICP
    • Lake Douglas
    CM | 1.25
  • De-Siloing Age-Friendly Planning Solutions

    This session, which draws from an "Aging and Livable Communities" initiative, will broaden consideration of models, tools, and best practices beyond the United States to planners working internationally.
    April 21, 2018, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Mildred Warner
    • Michael Amabile, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Managing Heat Waves in Affordable Housing

    Should there be a right to air conditioning? Affordable-housing residents are vulnerable during heat waves, which are increasing with global warming. A study of Elizabeth, New Jersey, shows how housing providers, city services, and social networks help residents imaginatively cope.
    April 21, 2018, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Jessica Kemp
    • Jennifer Senick
    • Gediminas Mainelis
    CM | 1.25
  • Toilets in the Public Realm

    Public toilets can be dirty, smelly, controversial, and costly. They are also absolutely necessary, especially in public parks and tourist areas and for people experiencing homelessness. Advocates, officials, and architects will discuss the challenges and opportunities of providing public toilets.
    April 21, 2018, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    • Bob Erlenbusch
    • Emily Gable
    • Lucia Fischer
    CM | 1.25
  • Building Blocks of a Sustainable Community

    This interactive workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about the principles of sustainable planning, design, and construction using LEED for Neighborhood Development as a framework.
    April 21, 2018, 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. CDT
    • Matthew Morrin
    • Michelle Pyne
    • Walker Wells, AICP
    CM | 2.25
  • Integrating Health into Climate Action Plans

    Urban climate-action plans can benefit local public health, but the magnitude and population distribution benefits will vary among strategies. Explore methods, case studies, and lessons learned in assessing public-health benefits to shape climate-action plans.
    April 21, 2018, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    • Adam Freed
    • Patrick Kinney
    • Thomas Matte
    CM | 1.25
  • LA Story: Planning, Harassment and Equity

    Welcome to Pico Union/Westlake - Hollywood's low-budget neighbor. There is a harassment scandal occurring here, too, but you probably haven't heard about it. Dive deep into this critical issue of health equity and help craft solutions for safer public spaces.
    April 21, 2018, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    • Katharine Ange, AICP
    • Stephanie Bertaina
    • Leticia Andueza
    • Sandra Villalobos
    CM | 1.25
  • Smart Tools for Recreation Planning

    Recreation is essential to community physical, mental and social health yet recreation planning for urban-suburban areas is extremely challenging. Learn about new recreation guidelines, implemented by an interactive web tool, that offer creative solutions for recreation supply and demand.
    April 21, 2018, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    • Pamela Zorich
    • Grace Fielder, AICP
    • Christopher McGovern
    CM | 1.25
  • Transforming Health Through the Built Environment

    Reaching out to different sectors beyond your own can be daunting. However, you may be surprised to find that other sectors are thirsty for meaningful partnerships too! Learn how different sectors in San Bernardino County, California, found each other.
    April 21, 2018, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    • Barbara Alejandre
    • Trudy Raymundo
    • Erik Calloway
    CM | 1.25
  • Climate Adaptation Financing

    Climate shock disrupts life for residents of low-income communities. By providing a framework that cities can use to work across sectors and showcasing successful examples, the session will prompt discussion about what is urgently needed and what is possible.
    April 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. CDT
    • Paula Conolly, AICP
    • Sarah Moe
    • Michael Brown
    CM | 1.25
  • Conducting Neighborhood Mobility Audits

    Access, Access, Access. Do residents in your community have access to jobs and essential services? Participate in this interactive session to learn how to evaluate resident mobility as well as identify and fund transportation improvements.
    April 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. CDT
    • Lauren Brooks, AICP
    • Xiomara Meeks
    • Kasey Cursey, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Advocacy and Action: NOLA Transit Tour

    Explore local transit with the advocacy organization Ride New Orleans. See firsthand how public engagement and community action have impacted transit investments, including the Algiers Ferry terminal, downtown transit hub, Cemeteries Transit Center, and the RTA strategic mobility plan.
    April 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT
    • Fred Neal, AICP
    CM | 2.50
  • Addressing Future Unknowns with Scenario Planning

    Scenario planning helps planning professionals prepare for an uncertain future. Learn how to develop a shared vision for the present and future by analyzing forces impacting planning issues such as health, transportation, land use, the economy, and the environment.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Arnab Chakraborty, AICP
    • Jeremy Stapleton
    • James Garland
    CM | 1.25
  • Affordable Housing in Multimillion-Dollar Markets

    Examine the extraordinary housing affordability barriers in seasonal-vacation communities: from fair housing for seasonal employees to jobs-housing balance for year-round workers. Case studies focus on New England resort areas, placed in the context of national trends and innovations.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Heather Harper, AICP
    • Andrew Vorce, AICP
    • Adam Turner
    • Gwen Miller, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Aligning Consent Orders and Community Needs

    Philadelphia and Detroit are working to balance the need for stormwater investments with affordability for ratepayers. Learn how planners are leveraging green stormwater-infrastructure practices and incentives to help property owners reduce their bills, enhance neighborhoods, and meet environmental mandates.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Ceara O'Leary
    • Karen Sands, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Art, Mitigation, and Planning, Oh My!

    Art anchors our existence as human beings. Fostering its creation by individuals and industries leads to a vibrant, connected community with a healthy economy. Learn how to integrate a non-traditional element into master planning.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Joseph Barris, AICP
    • Lori Foley
    CM | 1.25
  • Complete Streets: Regional Planning, Local Implementation

    The Metro-Orlando area of Florida consistently ranks at or near the top of the “Dangerous by Design” list for pedestrian safety. Learn how Central Florida is working to reverse dangerous trends by planning for and implementing complete streets.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Kelly Brock
    • Nickalus Lepp, AICP CTP
    • Paul Smith
    CM | 1.25
  • Diversity in Practice

    This session will showcase perspectives from a planner, interior designer/architect, and public-health professional on methods to increase diversity in planning processes and policy decisions.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Bakeyah Nelson
    • Latoya Nelson Kamdang
    • Kelly Porter, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Opioid/Heroin Crisis and Land Use

    Is your community ready to respond to the opioid and heroin crisis? Please join us to share and learn more about how to respond to this epidemic from the planning and public health perspectives.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Brian Connolly
    • Brandon Marshall
    CM | 1.25
  • BETTMAN SESSION: Housing, Health Equity, and Local Control

    “Local control," the newfound religion among progressive cities, has roots in strategies once used to combat reconstruction and civil rights. Is local control the antidote to state interference with laws aimed at achieving affordable housing and health equity? Find out.
    April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    • Tyler Bump
    • Saneta devuono-powell
    • Demetria Mccain
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50
  • New Orleans Revitalized: The Biomedical District

    New Orleans is bouncing back, and many of the planning strategies that have revitalized the city can be applied to other communities. Learn how during this tour of the booming biomedical district.
    April 22, 2018, 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    • Megha Sinha, AICP
    CM | 1.50
  • Can Land-Use Decisions Prevent Violence?

    Violence is preventable, yet it is pervasive in too many communities. Explore how planners and people working in violence prevention, public health, and related fields can proactively collaborate to create safer neighborhoods for all.
    April 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • D’Artagnan Scorza
    • Randal Henry
    CM | 1.25
  • Fostering Social Equity and Inclusive Growth

    This session is a first at NPC, offering multi-platform engagement opportunities for participants - before and after the conference - through webinars. Learn how planners can work together to create broad-based, inclusive growth with today's political uncertainties and challenges.
    April 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Majestic Lane
    • Carlton Eley
    • Jessica Zimbabwe
    CM | 1.25
  • Freight and the City

    Truck deliveries are on the rise, but available infrastructure in most cities is limited. Explore strategies for livable cities in design, policy, and technology: off-hour deliveries, redesign of streets and curbs, and parking technology.
    April 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Tom Visee, AICP
    • Meghan Shepard
    • Susan McSherry
    CM | 1.25
  • Providing Equitable Access to Bayou Sauvage

    For many urban hubs, federal lands serve as the only touch point with nature/the community green space. Tour and canoe at the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to learn how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to provide equitable access to these lands.
    April 22, 2018, 1:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT
    • Elizabeth Tucker
    CM | 4
  • Poster: "Hot-Spots" of Newark: Urban Ecologies

    In response to a recent upsurge of development, the "hot-spots" project promotes the urban ecologies of Newark, New Jersey, and advocates for environmental justice related to critical vulnerabilities in the floodplain and within concentrated areas of environmental contamination.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Jillian Crandall
  • Poster: Alleviating Rural Poverty With Transit

    Our research will improve existing transit service in rural areas in Georgia. Over 80 individual, disconnected sub-recipients serve its rural communities. New routes in underserved areas can link employment centers, health services, and regional urban areas to those in need. ,
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Andreas Wolfe
  • Poster: Allocating Affordable Housing for Opportunity

    Strategic placement of workforce housing can be used as poverty-fighting and economic development tools. Placement near opportunity areas and transit corridors stand to improve metropolitan areas and help disperse concentrated areas of poverty. Poster includes a case study of metropolitan Milwaukee.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Kenneth Smith, Jr.
  • Poster: American Indian Accessibility to Preventative Healthcare

    Using network distances and drive times, we examined the accessibility of 72 American Indian reservations to the nearest health services facilities equipped with screening and other preventive tools that treat heart diseases, diabetes-related diseases, and malignant neoplasm.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Zachary Becker
    • Jason Scully
    • Margo Hill
  • Poster: Are Accessibility Transport Apps Market-viable?

    Despite their contribution to transport inclusiveness, market supply of smartphone transport apps specifically developed for persons with disabilities is limited. My study asks why. Findings show that existing business models of the app industry are nonviable for such specialty apps.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Mahtot Gebresselassie
  • Poster: Assessing Bike Equity: An Observational Tool

    While bicycling as a form of active transportation offers numerous benefits, opportunities are often inequitable across communities and assessment tools are not geared towards equity. This poster pilots an equity-minded tool and assesses bicycling opportunities in Chicago neighborhoods.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Katherine Nickele
  • Poster: Assisted Living in Santiniketan, India

    How can intergenerational learning and greater access to nature be achieved through assisted living and healthcare models? How can a network of sites based on those models engage a town's natural and cultural heritage?
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Thuy Le
    • Karthikeyan Kuppu Sundara Raman
  • Poster: City Health Dashboard: Building Healthy Communities

    The City Health Dashboard is an innovative, free web resource for city leaders and community members. Viewing and comparing data from multiple sources on health and the factors that shape health help them devise local solutions.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Andrea Fox, AICP
    • Lorna Thorpe
    • Jessica Athens
    • Marc Gourevitch
    • Shoshanna Levine
  • Poster: City of Atlanta High-Injury Network

    What tools are available for cities that want to address Vision Zero goals? This poster displays a High-Injury Network to help Atlanta identify where to target infrastructure investments in order to reduce traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • John Saxton
  • Poster: Developing a Culture of Traffic Safety

    Tribal Traffic Safety for Native American Nations
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Jennyfer Mesa
    • Margo Hill
  • Poster: Do Food Based Dietary Guidelines Work?

    Food Based Dietary Guidelines are one of food systems planning’s most-utilized tools, but few studies from a planning perspective have attempted to measure their effectiveness. Are FBDGs effective? How can we make them more so?
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Carlin Spink
    • Michael Denton
  • Poster: From Green Belts to Blue Sieves

    Growing cities can learn from Water Sensitive Urban Design, the leading approach to urban water resource management. A case study of London’s Metropolitan Green Belt will demonstrate a multi-scalar approach to water-resilient regional planning, that protects human and ecosystem health.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Tatum Lau
  • Poster: Grey to Green

    This Better Philadelphia Challenge entry was a corridor enhancement in a minority community. Public health was approached through active transportation modes and green infrastructure. The repurposing of auto-oriented properties lowers environmental impact and stimulates the local economy.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Jenna Squires
    • Jenna Baker
    • Stephen Pociluyko
    • Annamarie Weddle
    • Tyler Lehde
    • Jesus Fernandez
    • Samantha Kaiser
  • Poster: Inequality of Food Accessibility around Atlanta

    This poster focuses on Inequalities in accessibility to food outlets in the metro Atlanta area. The authors analyzed the balance of healthy and unhealthy food outlets and found supporting evidence of disparities in food accessibility among communities.
    April 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    • Mingyang Li