NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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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.
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.
Explore the land-use mix, density, ridership, and parking necessary to develop a successful transit-oriented development (TOD). Learn how two different New Jersey communities—the City of Rahway and the Borough of Somerville—developed TODs that reflected their specific needs.
Learn how cities can reap the full value of transit by transforming their streets into places for people, supporting great transit with a suite of innovative street designs embodied in NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide and Urban Street Design Guide.
Learn about APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and take a deep dive into its resource toolkit. Work with the presenters to apply the toolkit’s standards and scoring system to a sample comprehensive plan.
Have you added 3D to your planning toolkit? Evolving 3D GIS technology, such as scenario planning tools and 3D analysis, brings new levels of decision support to the planning process. Explore how 3D GIS can inspire and guide city planning initiatives by combining the scientific power of GIS with 3D city modeling to facilitate data visualization, scenario impact simulations, and storytelling.
A new economy and a changing workforce are shifting the purpose and use of waterfronts. Learn how better cooperation between private and public entities can take advantage of these demographic changes to create more impactful, wide-reaching, and transformational waterfront projects.
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.
Learn scenario analysis skills and tools to engage stakeholders and analyze planning decisions. Gain hands-on experience in both simulated scenario planning activities and common scenario analysis tools.