2020 National Planning Conference

2020 National Planning Conference

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  • CANCELLED - Designing Healthier Multifamily Residential Buildings

    SESSION CANCELLED. 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
    CM | 1.25
  • Comprehensive Plans: Implementing With Everybody

    Learn from the experience of three diverse cities with five-plus years of experience in comprehensive plan implementation. Explore the key partnerships/programs that are making an impact in Austin, Lafayette, and Nashville and how can they be applied in your community.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Gregory Claxton, AICP
    • Matthew Dugan, AICP
    • Cathie Gilbert
    CM | 1.25
  • Cultivating Charlotte's Regional Food Economy

    Since 2015, the City of Charlotte and its food system stakeholders have coordinated efforts to develop the region's food economy, with a special focus on its farmers' markets. This session will highlight the research and strategies driving these efforts.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Elliott Royal
    • Alberto Gonzalez
    • Erin Hostetler
    CM | 1.25
  • Essential Skills for Planning Commissioners/Board Members

    Planning commissioners will gain essential skills as they learn the foundational aspects of planning including history, comprehensive plans, zoning, commissioner roles and responsibilities, and ethical principles in planning for application in decision making that expands choice and opportunity for their community.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Linda Amato, AICP
    • Daniel Ungerleider, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Form-Based Zoning for Equitable Development

    Zoning shapes the social and economic character of a place, as well as the physical form. Speakers will explore how zoning has contributed to past inequities and how form-based zoning, in particular, can support more equitable development in the future.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Alberto Vargas
    • Calvin Gladney
    • Karen Parolek
    CM | 1.25
  • GIS Workshop: Telling the Story of Your Community

    No programming or GIS knowledge required. Together we will use ready-made templates to visually tell the story of your community.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Adam Carnow
    • Keith Cooke
    CM | 1.25
  • Ignite Session 1

    This curated selection of seven bite-size presentations aim to entertain and inform you, capturing the flavor of today's planning from a variety of perspectives. This grouping is ideal for those interested in social justice issues and professional growth.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Lauren Simcic, AICP
    • Swati Rastogi
    • John Reinhardt, AICP
    • Taupant Vanadilok, AICP
    • Chanelle Frazier
    • David Henning, AICP
    • Scott Berson
    • Alexander Abramowitz
    CM | 1.25
  • Resilience Planning: Multiple Hazards Across Scales

    How do you make your community resilient in the face of different hazards? This session explores projects that maximize funding, staff bandwidth, and stakeholder participation. Solutions that span district, city, and regional scales take it a step further.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Julie Wormser
    • Alexandra Miller, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Risk Based Transportation Planning for Uncertainty

    Recent university research combined with interactive workshop elements allows attendees to contemplate how risk and uncertainty impact transportation and community planning, brainstorm strategies for local implementation, and try out tools and methods for incorporating risk into long-range planning efforts.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Ruth Steiner
    • Tia Boyd
    CM | 1.25
  • Storytelling Session 1

    In this storytelling session learn strategies for implementing guidelines, sustainable solutions, and designing living shoreline techniques that combat habitat loss and sea-level rise.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Allison Bryan
    • Amanda Zullo
    • Sarah Moos Thompson
    • Steve Greene
    • Sarah Halle, AICP Candidate
    CM | 1.25
  • Talking Transition for a Greater Houston

    As long as “inclusive community engagement” lacks meaning, discipline, and rigor, we can’t build the equitable and inclusive cities we desire. This panel will explore strategies to empower residents and engage in authentic policy and planning discussions with community members.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Daphne Lemelle
    • Frances Valdez
    • Michelle Tremillo
    • Graciana Garces
    CM | 1.25
  • Code Drafting for the 21st Century

    This interactive presentation will describe how to write codes that are clear, well-organized, easy to use, and easy to understand. Participants will learn best practices for drafting, illustrating, and organizing codes to provide favorable development outcomes and efficient administration.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    • Elizabeth Garvin, AICP
    • Tina Axelrad
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50
  • Ethics Cases of the Year: 2020

    The AICP Ethics Committee presents a series of real-life ethical scenarios based on member inquiries and misconduct complaints from the previous year. Attendees respond via an interactive poll. Applicable Rules of Conduct and Principles from the AICP Code of Ethics are discussed.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    • Robert Barber, FAICP
    • Staron Faucher, AICP
    • Bonnie Johnson, AICP, PhD
    • Karen Wolf, FAICP
    • Valerie Hubbard, FAICP
    CM | 1.50
    E | 1.50
  • Planning Supervisor's Workshop Part 1 of 3

    The first of three parts, structured for learning new skills and sharpening existing skills. Enlarge planning support group learning from your peers by sharing stories and challenges to find solutions and spread innovative practices.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. CDT
    • Aimee Nassif, AICP
    • Matthew Brandmeyer, AICP
    CM | 2
  • Celebrating Diversity Along Brays Bayou Greenway

    Bike along Brays Bayou Greenway and experience the diversity of parks and people that this linear park connects. Participants will stop at Mason Park (nature), Gragg Park (history), Smither Park (art), MacGregor Park (community), and Hermann Park (signature park).
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT
    CM | 3
  • Facilitating Public Engagement in the Planning Entitlement Process with Oracle Community Development

    Oracle's Community Development software brings a modern approach to providing constituents with an easy-to-use, transparent, and informative set of tools to work with their local planning division. Join us for an interactive demonstration of the latest tools Oracle offers through it's public-facing web portal. Capabilities to be shown and discussed include researching property zoning and history,
    April 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Project Row Houses

    Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors and artists in collective creative action to help sustain opportunities in communities.
    April 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2
  • Employer Connection Job Fair

    Expand your network and get ready to land your dream job. Employers: Contact APA Career Services if you're interested in meeting highly qualified candidates at this once-a-year event.
    April 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • STaR Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony

    Join the Small Town and Rural Planning Division (STaR) for our annual business meeting and awards ceremony.
    April 25, 2020, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Lunch Break

    Time to grab some grub. Check the General Information section in the conference app for more information on nearby food options. 
    April 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Realizing Staff Efficiencies and Accelerating the Planning Entitlement Process with Oracle Community Development

    Oracle's Community Development software provides planners and administrators with a collection of modern tools that improve the efficiency, transparency, and flexibility of managing the review and decision process for issuing entitlements to the residents and businesses in their jurisdiction. Join us as we demonstrate how planners can research properties, manage hearing calendars, consolidate and
    April 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • ENRE Division Annual Business Meeting

    Are you an Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (ENRE) Division member? Would you like to be? Come to our annual business meeting to discuss what has occurred since the last conference and brainstorm ideas for next year's work plan and budget.
    April 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT
  • Engaging Youth in Evolving Metropolitan Environments

    Youth build vibrant communities! Partner with the City of Houston to realize its Texas Children in Nature plan. Participants will learn strategies to engage youth, practical applications through activities with local youth, and actionable steps to inform the strategic plan of the city.
    April 25, 2020, 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2.75
  • The Beautiful Game's Planning Impacts

    Put on your walking shoes (or cleats) as we take a stroll to and through East Downtown and learn about the impact of soccer on local, national, and international development.
    April 25, 2020, 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2.50
  • METRO’s Rail System and Operations

    Look inside METRO’s rail system and operations — a service that provides safe, reliable, and convenient ways to travel to Downtown, the Medical Center, and Houston's oldest African-American communities, while connecting to Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.
    April 25, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    CM | 3
  • Downtown TOD: Capitol/Rusk Corridor

    Opened to the public in 2015, METRO’s Green and Purple light rail on Capitol and Rusk Streets has spurred a conglomeration of development along 17 blocks of downtown Houston. This corridor tour will highlight 18 new or renovated buildings.
    April 25, 2020, 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2.50
  • How Oracle is Bringing Stability and Innovation to the Community Development Ecosystem

    Community Development has had to deal with disruption and stagnant technology for too long. It is time to introduce purpose built, reliable and extensible technology that is being provided by a world class technology provider, committed to bringing modern and future proof solutions to Community Development Departments across the world. Learn from industry experts how Oracle has committed to brin
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • Big City Planning Directors: Equitable City

    Across the country, poverty, housing affordability, and displacement are becoming growing challenges for many communities. Learn how the nation’s largest cities are addressing these social equity crises.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Andrew Trueblood
    • Samuel Assefa
    • Anita Laremont
    CM | 1.25
  • Examining Informal and Emerging Microtransit Services

    New York City is home to a commuter van system that serves approximately 90,000 daily riders, primarily in immigrant communities. Learn about NYC’s approach to understanding and regulating private transit in the context of a broader microtransit discussion.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Kenny Fennell
    • Christina Blackston
    • Christopher Henry, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • GIS Workshop: Generating Genuine Citizen Engagement

    Planners and citizens rely on each other to meet the community's needs and shape its future. Learn how easy-to-use apps can create a genuine partnership between citizens and their planning department.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Keith Cooke
    • Adam Carnow
    CM | 1.25
  • Heritage Trails – Diverse Community Engagement

    Heritage Trails have become a popular means of preserving a city’s history and promoting tourism, as well as enabling a new wave of education, empowerment, and activism.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Bradley Wolf
    • Jeffrey Williams, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Making the Most of Middle Housing

    This interactive session will offer a candid conversation on opportunities and challenges of developing and implementing middle housing zoning. The discussion will focus on zoning code and development standards that advance community outcomes through middle housing.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Alan DeLaTorre
    • Morgan Tracy, AICP
    • James May
    • Danielle Arigoni
    CM | 1.25
  • Planning Education and Digital Evolution

    A Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) task force examined what planning education needs to provide in order to prepare planners for a 21st century technology-focused world. Explore the results, and learn how you can participate in an upcoming curricular revision.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Elizabeth Mueller
    • Clinton Andrews, AICP
    • Weiping Wu
    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
  • Politics of Zoning Reform

    Zoning reform is increasingly relevant for elected officials discussing the housing crisis. Wondering how to navigate this process politically? Hear from planners who have done just that, and walk away with effective advocacy tools of your own.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Taiwo Jaiyeoba
    • Catherine Hinshaw
    • Kristina Johnson, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Reinventing Suburbia: Rebirth of Atlanta Suburbs

    Representatives from DeKalb County and the City of Milton, Georgia, will discuss their experiences with and perspectives on the development of new downtowns and investments in town centers and suburban placemaking in the metro Atlanta area.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Andrew Baker, AICP
    • James Summerbell, 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
  • Storytelling Session 2

    In this storytelling session learn about evolving social justice, inclusion and equity initiatives. Come hear about the Texas Freedom Colonies Project, Chinquapin Preparatory School and Come Sit at Our Table.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Jennifer Blanks
    • Grace Kelly
    • Schuyler Carter
    • Charis Hnin
    • Jason Moreno
    • Andrea Roberts
    CM | 1.25
  • Surviving a First Amendment Audit

    First Amendment Audits is a social movement involving filming public spaces and employees. It is a form of activism/citizen journalism testing constitutional rights. Learn the do's and dont's of how to respond when they show up at your planning office.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT
    • Doug McDonald, AICP
    • Marco Martinez
    CM | 1.25
  • Real Estate Law for Planners

    Planners' work is closely intertwined with interests in land. This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of real estate law and the issues planners need to be concerned about when processing development petitions.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT
    • Evan Seeman
    • Cory Rutz
    • Brian Smith
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50
  • 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
  • Say Yes! Affordable Homes Tour

    Join the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department's second Say Yes! Affordable Homes Tour. Visit award-winning and transit-oriented affordable homes constructed by Avenue in the historic Near Northside neighborhood.
    April 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2
  • Explore the New Northside Bike Network

    Explore the rapidly expanding bike network in Houston's north side neighborhoods. See new protected bike lanes implemented as part of an innovative county-city partnership and new trails providing access to jobs and greenspace in neighborhoods with limited historic investment.
    April 25, 2020, 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. CDT
    CM | 3.50
  • Wanderlust on Buffalo Bayou

    Opened to the public in 2015, Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre, 2.1-mile park immediately west of downtown. The hike and bike trail network, signature bridges, riparian landscapes, wildlife habitats, civic assembly venues, and numerous attractions celebrate Houston’s founding waterway.
    April 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    CM | 2
  • Orientation Tour (Saturday afternoon)

    Without zoning, planning in Houston may appear to be as complex as the bayou system it is built within. Join us for an engaging tour to learn about the diversity of planning issues and constituents in the fourth-largest city, and how planners are balancing coastal resiliency with livability and affordability for all.
    April 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
    CM | 3
  • Cinco Ranch, Driving and Walking Tour

    Cinco Ranch is a master-planned community of over 10,000 acres located in Katy, Texas. Discover how design concepts, housing products, ordinances, and project ownership affect the long-term development of a master-planned community.
    April 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT
    CM | 4
  • 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
  • See the Entitlement Process in New Ways, Discover Insights, Unlock Endless Possibilities

    Planning and zoning has entered a whole new era of complexity. The public’s changing expectations of customer service demands that interactions with government be simple and transparent. Our customer-centric design vision focuses on designing and delivering a user experience that is intuitive and easy to use for agency staff and the public. In this session we will show you a next-gen demo of
    April 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Chapter Administrators Meeting

    APA Chapter administrators will meet to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • Networking Break

    A bit of a longer break between sessions and activities for you to connect with fellow attendees!
    April 25, 2020, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT

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