NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Saturday, May 6 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E15 (Javits Convention Center)

Learn how NYC Parks, working with communities and sister agencies, is unifying park spaces with the neighborhoods they serve and creating new centers of community by reimagining entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces through its Parks Without Borders initiative.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A06 (Javits Convention Center)

Session will highlight the barriers to recruitment, retention, and integration of diversity in planning. Learn about APA Diversity Committee efforts and recent studies that explore perceptions and personal experiences of diversity in the workplace, practice, and education. Participants will share tangible strategies to foster diversity and promote culturally competent planning.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore planning's historic evolution from visionaries to functionaries. A panel of AICP's Fellows (FAICP) will examine shifting professional and policy context of our work; reevaluate the larger purpose of planning; and advance the role of planners as 21st Century change-leaders.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A10 (Javits Convention Center)

In 2014, NYC Parks launched the Community Parks Initiative, a $285 million program to redesign and reconstruct some of the city’s most under-resourced parks. Learn how the agency connected local stakeholders, leveraged city resources, and reinvigorated park spaces in the poorest, densest, and fastest-growing communities in the city.