2019 National Planning Conference

NPC19: 2019 National Planning Conference

  • Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0

    Autism’s increasing prevalence calls for planners to plan and design the public realm to improve the quality of life for people with autism. Find out about planning and design standards that create places where people with autism can thrive.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Richard Stein, AICP
    • Galyna Korniyenko
    • Joanne Shelly, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Bay Area Solutions to National Problems

    San Francisco Bay Area communities, ripe with the challenges planners face nationwide, have found new opportunities to innovate. Take a virtual trip around the Bay and learn about regional planning strategies, adapting to the shared economy, and planning for diversity.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Lisa Wise, AICP
    • Jennifer Daugherty, AICP
    • Stefan Pellegrini, AICP
    • Arti Harchekar, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Building Careers in Equity and Planning

    Hear a frank conversation about gender, race and equity in planning. Listen as planners in the private sector, government affairs, philanthropy and academia share tips for shaping a planning career that addresses LGBTQ issues, racial equity, international, and immigrant justice.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Tilly Chang
    • Christina Delius
    CM | 1.25
  • How Food Shapes Our Cities

    Without a reliable food supply, even the most advanced city would collapse. Climate change and population growth are making our cities and the agricultural systems that support them more vulnerable than ever. Explore how urban agriculture is shifting this trajectory.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Dickson Despommier
    • Henry Gordon-Smith
    • Mario Cambardella
    CM | 1.25
  • Inclusive Housing Successes; Inclusive Community Aspirations

    Communities around the country struggle to maintain and create housing that is affordable and appealing for households across the income spectrum. Examine results from market-driven strategies that are creating mixed-income housing in the Bay Area, Detroit, and the Northeast.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Amit Price Patel, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Off-port Land Use Environmental Justice Impacts

    The Port of Los Angeles has massive health, environmental justice, and economic impacts on neighboring San Pedro and Wilmington. Hear from the researcher, an academic, a board member, and a community health organizer about the recent land-use study of off-port impacts.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Sylvia Betancourt
    • Gisele Fong
    • Jesse Marquez
    • David Sloane
    CM | 1.25
  • Politics and Power: Planners Influencing Change

    We are the leaders we have been waiting for. Find out how these passionate planners got political and became influential changemakers who ran for office, councils, and commissions, brought in a planner’s perspective, and made huge impacts to their communities.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Lilly Shoup, AICP
    • Lisa Fisher
    • Jenny Brekhus, AICP
    • Angela Torres, AICP
    • Debra March
    CM | 1.25
  • San Francisco Urban Transformations

    San Francisco is witnessing an urban renaissance of epic proportion. Leaders from the planning, economic development, urban advocacy and architecture sectors engage in a conversation on San Francisco’s transformation and reflect on the city’s past, present and future.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Leo Chow
    • Adhi Nagraj
    • Nadia Sesay
    • John Rahaim
    • Allison Albericci, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • The ‘P’ in Planning is CAPITAL

    Learn about specific capital planning approaches used by the city of New York, the county of Los Angeles, and the District of Columbia to achieve planning objectives, and about the vital role of capital investments in community revitalization.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Sarah Goldwyn
    • Kelly Quinn
    • Vikram Viswanathan
    CM | 1.25
  • Zoning Reforms to Boost ADU Development

    Policy experts and practitioners present a novel proposal to facilitate garage to apartment conversions, share the highs and lows of municipal ADU program administration, and highlight the key tensions underlying efforts to reform ADU zoning.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Donald Shoup, FAICP
    • Vinit Mukhija
    • Marcelle Boudreaux, AICP
    • Vicki Vandegrift, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Let’s Talk About Privilege

    Understanding privilege means awareness of how race, gender, sexuality, religion, and class affect us. Following AICP ethics guidelines to “seek social justice” can lead to discussions about privilege producing feelings of discomfort, defensiveness, or guilt. This session includes activities and strategies for avoiding pitfalls.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PDT
    • Cade Hobbick, AICP
    • Lindsey Lyles, AICP
    • Jennifer Roberton, AICP Candidate
    CM | 1.50
    E | 1.50
  • Assessing Affirmative Fair Housing: North Texas

    An unprecedented Dallas-led consortium of 21 Dallas-Fort Worth cities and housing authorities partnered with a university to respond to HUD’s required Assessment of Fair Housing. What are the lessons and takeaways, especially after HUD suspended the AFFH rule’s mandated assessment?
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Beverly Davis
    • Stephen Mattingly
    • flora brewer
    • Lorin Carter
    CM | 1.25
  • Beyond Vulnerability: Innovative Adaptation Planning

    Planning for climate adaptation is a moving target. With ever evolving data and methods, projects can get bogged down in analyses. Come hear how regional resilience planning initiatives in California and New Jersey are moving beyond assessments to promote action.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Nik Steinberg
    • Amanda Brown-Stevens
    CM | 1.25
  • Big City Planning Directors on Autonomous Vehicles

    Autonomous vehicles will begin to revolutionize mobility in communities across the country by 2020. Learn how the nation’s largest cities are preparing for this transformative new technology.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Armando Carbonell, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Cohesive Wildfire Strategies: A Big Tent

    The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy builds the first "big tent" for effective wildland fire planning at all levels of government. Ask our experts how planners, regulators, responders and NGO's can develop plans for fire adapted communities, resilience and recovery.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • bob roper
    • Dave Driscoll
    • James Schwab, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Creative Community Revitalization and Strategic Financing

    Revitalization programs of all forms rely on three essential factors: engagement, financing, and applying the right tools. Listen and learn as varied perspectives weigh in on the strategy and gravity of microprojects as catalysts of revitalization in communities across the country.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Lee Brown, FAICP
    • Jim Miller
    • Robert Barber, FAICP
    • Sue Schwartz, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Equity-driven Cultural Planning in Three Cities

    Cultural planning can be an equitable planning approach that sustains community identity and cultures of place. Learn how Boston, Oakland, and Washington, D.C., have taken three different approaches to creating and implementing equity-driven cultural plans. Learn about how cultural planning can stimulate equitable, arts-centered revitalization that engages diverse demographics and shares power in
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Roberto Bedoya
    • Sakina Khan
    • Ryan Hand
    • Kara Elliott-Ortega
    CM | 1.25
  • Industrial Areas in Transition

    This panel brings together three examples of historically industrial areas that are transitioning away from industry entirely or are trying to find a balance between traditional, heavy manufacturing and newer uses such as small-scale manufacturing, innovation, or residential.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Eleanor Gorski
    • Shani Leibowitz, AICP
    • Adam Lubinsky, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Parking and the City

    Authors of chapters in the new book "Parking and the City" explain how parking reforms can produce major benefits for cities, the economy, and the environment.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • William Chapin
    • Elizabeth Deakin
    • Daniel Hess
    • Richard Willson, FAICP
    • Jay Primus
    • Daniel Chatman
    CM | 1.25
  • Tribal Planning 101: Power to Plan

    How do legislative and planning-zoning regulations on Native lands differ? Attendees will hear educators and tribal and non-tribal planning practitioners’ discuss historical and contemporary information on tribal government planning structures and help familiarize non-tribal planners with issues of Indian country.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Margo Hill
    • Michelle Wade, AICP
    • John Tovey, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Collecting, Organizing and Communicating Planning Information

    Do you use planning information in communications with fellow planners, supervisors, your clients or the community? If your answer is yes, this session reveals new, efficient, within-your-reach methods to effectively collect, organize, and communicate information.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Richard Crepeau
    • Donald Elliott, FAICP
    • Amir Hajrasouliha
    • Chris Steins
    CM | 1.25
  • Elevated Chicago: Connecting People, Building Equity

    How can communities ensure transit-oriented development that advances equity and prevents displacement? Learn about the process, strategies and early outcomes of Elevated Chicago, a cross-sectoral collaborative effort to advance racial equity, climate resiliency, health outcomes and arts/culture around transit stations.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Rosa Ortiz, AICP
    • Juan Carlos Linares
    • Marcella Bondie
    CM | 1.25
  • From Parking Lots to Places

    International case studies of creative placemaking provide tools and inspiration for transforming suburban parking lots and strip malls into exciting social spaces. The audience will design and build a temporary place that will be displayed during the conference.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Paula Rees
    • Atul Sharma, AICP
    • Jason Roberts
    • Andy Altman
    CM | 1.25
  • Handling Climate Change Adaptation Pushback

    Climate change adaptation programs in Miami Beach, New Orleans, and El Paso, Texas, have paused due to resident concerns, cost, fears of “climate gentrification,” and discussions of “retreat.” How can communities sustain ambitious adaptation efforts over multiple decades?
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Rodolfo Gallinar, AICP
    • Shaun Bourgeois
    CM | 1.25
  • Healing the Divide: Urban Interstate Caps

    Interstate freeways cut through communities and stand as barriers to connectivity, economic development, and social justice. They are also just plain ugly. Learn how to use freeway caps to bring communities together and create new developable land in your downtown.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Timothy Rosenthal
    • Leslie Montgomery
    • Rory McGuiness
    CM | 1.25
  • Humanizing the Housing Crisis

    This is not your typical APA housing session. Hear directly from one generation impacted by the current housing crisis. Getting away from numbers and statistics, this will help us remember who our work ultimately impacts most.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Katherine Poppel
    • Lisandro Orozco
    • Alesia Hsiao, AICP
    • Ellen Forthofer
    CM | 1.25
  • Multi-city Housing Collaboratives: Tango or Tangle

    No city is an island, especially when it comes to addressing housing needs. Multi-city partnerships make it easier to adopt new housing policies, remove barriers to implementation, and achieve better results. Learn how to make it happen in your area.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Karina Milchman, AICP
    • Tara Beard, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Pedestrian Placemaking for All

    Municipalities across the country recognize the multitudinous benefits of improving the public realm to support pedestrians and foster civic life. This session highlights creative ways that cities have delivered safe, interesting, inclusive, and inviting spaces for pedestrians.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Emily Weidenhof
    • Lily Langlois
    • Barkha Patel
    • Christopher Henry, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Transportation's Missing Links: Planning Autonomous Shuttles

    In this workshop, develop transportation and land-use plans around four autonomous shuttle use cases: downtown circulator, suburban retrofit, commuter rail station, and town and gown college campus. Explore opportunities, challenges, potential routes and land-use plans.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to April 13, 5:15 p.m. PDT
    • Kelley Coyner
    • Matthew Lesh
    CM | 2.50
  • Austin's Local Mobility Annual Plan (LMAP)

    Passage of a $720 million mobility bond created a need to coordinate potential projects with multiple departments and programs. Learn how Austin’s Sidewalk, Safe Routes to School, Urban Trails, and Bicycle Programs use GIS tools for coordination, analysis, and planning.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • John Eastman, AICP
    • Amir Emamian
    • Janae Spence
    • Nathan Wilkes
    CM | 1.25
  • Caribbean Recovery, Walkability and Green Infrastructure

    Following 2017 hurricanes, the U.S. Virgin Islands government, FEMA, CDC, and APA partnered to begin the rebuilding process while considering the interconnectedness of the built environment, public health, and disaster risk reduction. Get an overview with a case study on St. Thomas.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Emily Ussery
    • Piotr Gajewski
    • Jonathan Halfon
    CM | 1.25
  • Considering a Career in Civic Tech?

    Civic technology, or civic tech, is the new field of work that connects planning, technology and citizens -- and it's growing 23 percent a year. Hear from planners in civic tech as they discuss the evolution of this field.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Erin Coleman
    • Lou Huang
    • Paul Salama, AICP
    • Chris Whong
    CM | 1.25
  • Crisis Planning in the Humanitarian World

    Communities that are in crisis or conflict zones must focus on meeting their immediate needs. Planners can organize programs that address pressing problems while preparing for future development. Learn about the challenges of planning in emergencies and with humanitarian organizations.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Havard Breivik
    • Ebru Gencer
    CM | 1.25
  • Forging Community Partnerships for Public Engagement

    Partnerships with community-based organizations can help planning agencies build trust with the communities they serve. Using case studies from Brooklyn, the Bronx and Boston, explore models for outreach and engagement that incorporate meaningful partnerships with local organizations.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Kristina Ricco
    CM | 1.25
  • Music History as a Preservation Catalyst

    What does Prince have to do with preservation planning? Find out in this engaging session on the Minneapolis Music History Project, a yearlong process to identify the buildings and districts in the city important to locals worth protecting.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Jason Wittenberg, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Rethinking Food Systems Planning

    Learn how planners and associated professionals from across the nation are breaking down barriers to use regional food systems to foster entrepreneurship, generate jobs, develop cross-sector partnerships, address land-use inequities, and revitalize distressed neighborhoods in rural and urban communities.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Sibella Kraus
    • Elliott Smith
    • Luis Nieves-Ruiz, AICP
    • Tera Johnson
    • Mike Ortosky
    CM | 1.25
  • Strategic Downtown Revitalization with Stakeholders

    Downtown and commercial center revitalization is a slow process. Focused strategic planning with intense stakeholder involvement can serve as a catalyst for action, building momentum, and moving the dial. Examine such efforts in at eight communities.
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Paula Reeves, AICP CTP
    • Erin Simmons
    • Antoine Bryant
    CM | 1.25
  • Using Nature To Fight Nature's Threats

    Can working with nature be a faster, greener, cheaper, safer way to respond to sea level rise and intensified storms? What's developing in nature-based "green" alternatives and can they replace or complement traditional "gray" infrastructure? Join us to explore answers!
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Doug George
    • Alex Westhoff, AICP
    • Marilyn Latta
    • Jeremy Lowe
    CM | 1.25
  • Access to Experiences, Not Acres

    We are creatures of habit. Changes in how we function require easy access to resources and reliability in the system. Learn how Montgomery Parks and Park Rx America are mapping, prioritizing and encouraging walking access to outdoor experiences, not acres.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Christopher McGovern
    • John Henderson
    CM | 1.25
  • Affordable Housing and Growth Management

    Affordable housing is a major challenge for growth management, especially in highly<br>desirable locations. This session presents efforts in the Bay Area and greater Seattle to<br>provide affordable housing while managing growth. Key takewaways: public-private<br>partnerships and flexible regulations.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Edward Blum, AICP
    • Ethan Daniels
    CM | 1.25
  • Building the Civic Capacity Muscle

    In smaller, older industrial cities, strong civic infrastructure is a critical component to revitalization. Just as our muscles can become stronger through deliberate training, small cities with limited resources can strengthen their civic infrastructure through small, strategic steps.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • John Collier
    • Derek Santos
    CM | 1.25
  • Density Bonuses: Let's Get the Bonus!

    What are the components of an effective affordable housing density bonus program? Why don’t more developers take the bonus option? This session provides in-depth guide to developing and adapting a bonus program suitable for your community.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Lisa Wise, AICP
    • Ian Carlton
    • Joe Zehnder
    CM | 1.25
  • Everyday Racism: What Planners Can Do

    Highlight the barriers faced by African American and Latinx planning professionals, faculty, and students in planning education and practice. Four recent studies explore perceptions and personal experiences of racism in the workplace and in institutions.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Marla Parker
    • Stacy Harwood
    • Ivis Garcia Zambrana, AICP
    • Elizabeth Tyler, FAICP
    • Andrew Greenlee
    CM | 1.25
  • Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

    See how members of the Global Planners Network are using the Sustainable Development Goals to improve their planning. Practical examples from the U.S. and other cities show how the SDG metrics can elevate planning in places of all sizes.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Stephanie Firestone
    • Eleanor Mohammed
    • Dyan Currie
    • Richard Stephens
    CM | 1.25
  • On the Frontlines of Equitable Placemaking

    NYCDOT’s Plaza Equity Program demonstrates how private-public partnerships are leveraged to ensure community stewardship of public space in underserved neighborhoods. Stories from neighborhood plazas offer insights into the benefits and challenges of creating and maintaining a truly equitable public realm.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Laura Hansen
    CM | 1.25
  • Building Better Cities with Nature

    Curious about how to harness ecosystem services as a tool in environmental planning? Using the Great Lakes basin as a case study, hear a cooperative dialogue on a timely topic for our generation.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Eva Marie Tropper
    • Warren Mabee
    CM | 1.25
  • Creating a Fair and Complete Census

    The U.S. census, planning’s most fundamental demographic resource, needs improvements to its data about race and ethnicity. While recommendations to make those changes have been offered, the fairness and accuracy of the 2020 census are potentially at risk.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Danielle Ngo
    • Kathy Chin
    CM | 1.25
  • Enhancing Community Resilience Through Comprehensive Planning

    As part of its comprehensive plan update, Washington, D.C., is integrating resilience as a new cross-cutting policy framework for the first time. Learn about D.C.'s innovative comprehensive plan policy development to further resilience for a rapidly growing historic city.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Tanya Stern, AICP
    • Darrin Punchard, AICP
    • Phetmano Phannavong
    CM | 1.25
  • Human Trafficking and Land-use Policy

    In this session, you will learn how Land Use Policy and Advocacy Planning can help with the fight against Human Trafficking. You will walk away with a toolkit on how you can implement such tools.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Manuel Munoz
    • Becca Channell
    CM | 1.25
  • Investing in Health, Revitalizing Rural Communities

    EPA’s Healthy Places for Healthy People joins rural community leaders and health care partners to create healthy and economically vibrant downtowns — improving health, protecting the environment, and supporting economic growth. Pilot-round communities discuss wins, challenges, and building capacity.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Stephanie Bertaina
    • Susan Kunz
    • Ann Saunders
    • Shawn Hayden
    • Anne Cavalier
    CM | 1.25

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