NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Planners need to become more familiar with the demographic changes that are taking place nationwide as well as the challenges and opportunities these changes bring in order to better engage and represent diverse populations.
Neighborhood-scale approaches to strategic and long-term planning enhance efficiency and cultivate resilience and sustainability amidst today’s complex challenges. Explore how three San Francisco neighborhoods are using thoughtful, bold, and innovative strategies to help ensure they continue to thrive in the years ahead.
This session explores pathways for cooperation and leveraging for projects focused on building community resilience to natural and climate-related hazards. Sea Grant College Programs are recipients/partners of 6 of 12 projects awarded through NOAA’s Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program.
Metrics are numeric measures critical in land use, transportation and economic planning and zoning. Metrics are used and misused. When metrics are misused they may actually work against achieving desired objectives. This session defines metrics and their use in planning.
An examination of water planning process at state, regional, and local levels with discussions of the challenges and successful strategies for local government implementation. Examples from water supply, environmental water quality, and comprehensive drinking water system planning are provided.
Suburban office markets in the US are under performing, due to a combination of shifting workplace needs and preferences, and an increasing functional obsolescence on the part of the building stock, building amenities and overall land use patterns and design. Review the broad changes in the office workplace nationally, and the trials and tribulations of the re-purposing process in New Jersey.
The water issues face by communities—whether cities, suburbs, or rural areas—are quite similar despite scale. New York, Seattle, and San Francisco (all of which have unfiltered water supplies) have a tradition of collaborating in the field of watershed planning. Learn about the synergy achieved by this collaboration.
Cities are eyeing their industrial areas as places to accommodate growth. However, these industrial areas serve necessary economic and equity functions. Hear how San Francisco and New York are supporting growth in these areas while maintaining their industrial function.
Today's zoning codes strive to address increasingly complex urban environments and often fall short. An international panel of experts argues that zoning may need to regulate less and regulate things that haven’t before been regulated. Join the debate.
Decades of discrimination and segregation have limited housing choices in the United States. Learn how the Kansas City Metro—among the first communities to respond to HUD’s latest fair housing requirements—developed data-driven, community-inspired policies to reverse this trend.
Major projects like a new Comprehensive Plan can seem overwhelming due to size of the project, controversial topic areas, various opinions of decision makers, the costs, and the deadline for completion. A number of jurisdictions are finding success by developing a Plan Charter or a “Plan for the Plan” prior to beginning the process.
As many as 500-600 million people globally may have to move because of climate change. This session will provide an overview of forces causing this movement, possible arrival and departure locations, relevant governing policies, and possible responses to this challenge.
Discover innovative approaches to incorporating community input, addressing affordability and gentrification, and strengthening the local/minority-owned business economy within the context of world class design and Detroit's famous architectural legacy.
What does it take to move an NBA franchise to a new home? A lot of planning! The Barclays Center planning and design team overcame a number of challenges during the planning process and now the arena stands as a invaluable resource for Brooklyn and the larger New York City region.
The panel will discuss in detail the efforts of four cities to achieve sustainable economic development working as part of a 14-community consortium to identify revitalization issues and develop best practices to address them. Each of the four case studies deals with a key aspect of sustainable economic development and illustrates how they have succeeded.
This session presents two case studies—a corridor study in central Ohio and a joint comprehensive planning process for Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina—that exemplify how planers can build consensus in complex, multijurisdictional contexts.
Across two decades of planning, design and implementation, the Downtown Columbus Riverfront has been completely transformed. A 2016 APA National Planning Excellence award-winner, improvements include five new riverfront parks, a restored river ecosystem, and the creation of new urban districts.